From product engineering to manufacturing.
A 3D metrology solution for the entire process
Universal Dimensional Analysis Platform
PolyWorks | Inspector package
All Inspections with the same workflow
- Same planning process: Either portable or traditional CMM share the same building blocks.
- Measurement sequences: Assist the user with the play inspection functionality to execute the step-by-step inspection.
- Dynamic results: With updatable reports and the Control Reviewer, information presents in a straightforward way that is always up to date.
Unify 3D measurements
into one hub
- Direct hardware plug-ins: Operate all portable measuring probes within Inspector.
- Direct interfaces: Connect different 3D scanning devices with direct hardware plugin-ins or file importers.
- CMM Connectivity: Measure directly with most of the major brands of CNC CMMs in the industry or use I++ as a bridge to other compatible devices.
- Manual Gauges: integrate measurements done with manual gages or visual checks to keep information centralized and consistent.
Deploy inspections projects compatible with any 3D measurement device
- Measurement templates: Use the templates to inspect piece-by-piece consistently.
- Predefined projects: Set a series of measurement templates within a single inspection project.
- Device continuance: adapt sequences automatically from one type of measuring device to another.
FULL TOOLBOX FOR DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS
AND QUALITY CONTROL
At the core of PolyWorks|Inspector is an advanced inspection engine with certified mathematical algorithms, parametric data, and extensive visual and acoustic feedback for the end-user. You can extract specific information from the 3D measured data, automate the inspection process when inspecting a lot of pieces, and obtain results to present them in a visual way that enables digital collaboration.
3D ALIGNMENT FLEXIBILITY MATTERS
Best-fit for surface and cross-section
Either surface or a profile (cross-section) can be constrained to rotation, translation, or by defining a tolerance zone.
Object’s best-fit measurement
Use features, datum targets, surface points, and edge points with weights and axial constraints for better results.
Multiple device position alignment
Align 3D measurement device while compensating for changes in temperature, and use bundle adjustment to maximize the global accuracy.
MEASURE ALL THE REQUIRED DIMENSIONS
A feature is any circle, plane, cylinder, etc. and you can measure the position, orientation, and size. You can also do measurements between features.
Smart GD & T engine updated to the latest ASME and ISO standards; includes advanced DRF, material condition, datum modifier and tolerance zones.
AUTOMATE THE QUALITY CONTROL PROCESS
Multipiece data management
Measure batches of parts with one or many 3D measurement devices while keeping them in a single project folder.
Play Inspection tool
Singnificantly reduce human errors by pre-defining inspection sequences here you can guide the user and trigger actions automatically.
Automate almost any task and operation with macros. Almost any click has its own command that can be recorded and the modified into small or very complex macro programs. Extend the functionality of the existing tools with your own using macro scripts.
RESULTS YOU CAN SEE
Sort and organize the hundreds of dimensional and GD & T results into compact and well organized groups of controls, if required you can tie them to specific alignments and coordinate systems.
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)
Analyzing trends and behaviors of multiple pieces to take smart manufacturing decisions..
PolyWorks|Inspector offers an extensive set of guidance technologies that the leading manufacturing OEMs trust to implement efficient, precise, and repeatable measurement processes for all kind of metrology devices.
Reduce the complexity of your CMM programming tasks
Deliver short and easy-to-understand CNC inspections in the Sequence Editor.
Fix sequencing mistakes intuitively
The intelligent sequence editor sends immediate feedback when incorrect or illogical operations are found, and lets you repair the mistakes with a single click.
Accelerate the sequencing process while staying in control
Just select the objects to be measured and the Sequence Editor automatically finds the proper orientations for the tool, optimal measuring order, and paths without collisions.
Avoid potential collisions automatically
Real-time collision avoidance technology detects potential collisions of the tool and automatically adjusts the toolpath.
Maximize the productivity of your scanning arms
Tens of thousands of portable arm operators worldwide enjoy the reliability and efficiency of our scanning and probing workflows every day.
Scan large structures rapidly using spherical digitizing
Minimize rework time when assembling large aerospace structures by scanning them using a spherical grid digitizer and simulating the assembly process beforehand.
Leverage our disruptive laser tracker innovations
We provide innovative laser-tracker-based scanning technologies that greatly accelerate the analysis and dimensional control of your large parts and tools.
Tailor measurement methods to your processes
Integrate additional measurement devices or in-house proprietary measurement techniques by creating and embedding macro scripts within your measurement objects.
HIGH-PRODUCTIVITY CNC CMM SOLUTION
Unlock your CMM
Configure a CMM sequence once
Build your measurement sequence once for a specific CMM configuration, then use our conversion tool to automatically migrate it to other CMM brand or type.
Forgot an object measurement? No Problem!
To perform additional measurements, just create and select new measurement objects and let the sequence editor insert them within your 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 CMM projects with portable devices data
Supplement the inspection with portabe 3D scanners or scanning arms to measure surfaces and features that can’t be reached with the main traditional CMM.