PolyWorks | Inspector
From product engineering to manufacturing.
A 3D metrology solution for the entire process
Universal Software Platform
PolyWorks | Inspector package
Interface with all 3D
measurement devices thanks
to a universal digitizing hub
- Operate all portable probing devices through direct hardware plug-ins
- Interface with all point cloud scanning devices through direct hardware plug-ins or measurement file import
- Connect to major brands of CNC CMMs through direct drivers or I++
- Integrate measurements performed with manual gauges as well as visual checks
Perform all inspection tasks using a universal 3D metrology workflow
- Follow the same planning process for both portable and CNC CMM metrology
- Use the Play Inspection technology to execute autogenerated or user-defined measurement sequences
- Leverage the 3D Control Reviewer and dynamic updateable inspection reports to implement a measurement-control-centric reporting workflow
Deploy universal inspection projects playable on any 3D measurement device
- Preconfigure the measurement workflow for all your measurement devices with piece measurement templates
- Predefine multiple measurement templates within one inspection project
- Adapt measurement objects and sequences to different measurement principles automatically with conversion tools
COMPLETE DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS AND
QUALITY CONTROL TOOLBOX
At the heart of PolyWorks|Inspector lies a powerful inspection engine with parametric data handling, certified mathematical algorithms, and extensive visual and audio feedback capabilities. It allows users to extract meaningful information from their measured 3D data, automate the inspection process when more than one piece is measured, and structure the presentation of measurement results to facilitate enterprisewide digital collaboration.
ALWAYS GET THE ALIGNMENT RIGHT
Surface and cross-section best-fit
Best-fit measured surfaces and cross-sections to their nominal definition, with the option of constraining in rotation, translation, or within a tolerance zone.
Measurement object best-fit
Construct your alignment from features, datum targets, surface points, or edge points, and use weights and axial constraints to optimize the results.
Multiple device position alignment
Align your 3D measurement device while compensating for temperature changes, and use bundle adjustment to maximize the global accuracy.
MEASURE ALL THE REQUIRED DIMENSIONS
AUTOMATE QUALITY CONTROL TASKS
Multipiece data management
Measure multiple pieces using different 3D measurement devices, and store them in a single project folder using an optimal format that minimizes disk space usage.
Play Inspection tool
Use the powerful Play Inspection and Sequence Editor tools to automate measurement workflows by ordering and triggering operations.
Add macro scripts to your measurement workflows to apply proprietary techniques, provide special feedback, or interconnect to other systems.
REVIEW INSPECTION RESULTS EFFICIENTLY
Organize projects containing hundreds of dimensional and GD&T controls into small and logical groups of controls, with individual controls tied to specific alignments and coordinate systems.
Access a global list of controls sorted by characteristic index, and display critical results in 3D with the preferred point of view for easier dimensional analysis and reporting.
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Assess the repeatability and predictability of your manufacturing processes with multipiece statistics automatically calculated for object dimensions and surface deviations.
portable metrology platform
Renowned for the power and stability of its direct hardware interfaces, PolyWorks|Inspector offers an extensive set of guidance technologies that the world’s largest manufacturing OEMs trust to implement efficient, precise, and repeatable measurement processes for portable metrology devices.
Reduce the complexity of your CMM programming tasks
We deliver shorter and easy-to-understand CNC CMM sequences, as our nominal features, dimensions, and reports are created and managed outside of the sequence editor.
Fix sequencing mistakes intuitively
Our intelligent sequence editor provides immediate feedback when illogical or incorrect operations are detected, and lets you repair detected mistakes in a single click.
Accelerate the sequencing process while staying in control
Select objects to be measured and let the sequence editor automatically find the proper tool orientations, the optimal measurement order, and collision-free measurement paths.
Avoid potential collisions automatically
We offer powerful collision analysis and avoidance technologies that detect potential tool collisions in real time and automatically modify the toolpaths to prevent them.
HIGH-PRODUCTIVITY CNC CMM SOLUTION
Universal Software Platform
Configure a CNC CMM sequence for any machine in your park
Build your measurement sequence once for a specific CNC CMM configuration, then use our conversion tool to automatically adapt it to any CNC CMM brand or type.
Add measurement objects to a sequence effortlessly
To perform additional measurements, just create and select new measurement objects and let the sequence editor optimally insert them within your CNC CMM sequence.
Protect your CNC CMM and its accessories
Avoid costly damages by detecting, in real time, potential tool collisions with parts or fixtures prior to launching a CNC measurement operation online.
Complement your CNC CMM projects with portable metrology data
Use a portable laser scanner to measure the fixtures for collision analysis purposes, or a scanning arm to measure surfaces and features that can’t be reached by the CMM.