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PolyWorks® 2018 Basic Training for PolyWorks|Inspector™


  • Introduce the PolyWorks interface and the inspection workflows
  • Acquire scanned and probed data for inspection
  • Create a high quality polygonal model for inspection using the real-time quality meshing technology
  • Align data to the CAD model using surface information, feature-based alignments and Datum Reference Frame alignments
  • Create data color maps and measurement objects, and set controls
  • Visualize, report and share inspection results using snapshots, tables, and formatted reports
  • Repeat an inspection process automatically using the Play Inspection tool


PolyWorks basics

  • Workspace Manager interface
  • Workspace Manager options
    • Units
    • Plug-ins
    • Talisman server
  • IMInspect interface – Basic notions
  • Inspection workflows

Import Reference objects and acquire Data objects

  • Reference objects and nominal components
    • Import a CAD model to use as a Reference model for inspection
    • Create nominal components when no CAD model is available
  • Data objects for inspection
    • Scan a surface point cloud
    • Create a polygonal model from a surface point cloud
    • Scan a polygonal model using quality metrics
    • Probe measurement objects
    • Hybrid metrology: combine scanning and probing
    • Work in different device positions
    • Align scanned polygonal models and create a unified polygonal model

Align Data objects to the Reference object

  • Best-fit to Reference object surfaces
    • Automatic pre-alignment
    • Pre-alignment using Point Pairs
  • Feature-based alignments
    • Center Points
    • Perpendicular Planes
    • Plane, Axis, Center Point
  • Datum Reference Frame alignment
  • Surface point alignment
  • Datum target alignment
  • Coordinate system creation

Create data color maps and measurement objects, and set controls

  • Data color maps
    • Features
    • Dimensional controls
  • GD&T controls
  • Cross-sections
  • Comparison points
  • Gauges

Visualize, report, and share inspection results

  • Navigators: features, cross-sections, gauges
  • Formatted reports
    • Snapshots
    • Report tables
  • Customize annotations, report tables, and formatted reports
  • PolyWorks| Viewer

Repeat an inspection without programming

  • Play Inspection tool
  • Object Control SPC
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