Improve your technical communications
Upgrade your professional contact with data from 3D product production, generate inspection documentation automatically, and repurpose 3D design data for high quality graphics and interactive presentations.
Clearly Present Your Design
Your design deserves to be well represented. With the suite of technical communication tools available through SOLIDWORKS you can create photorealistic renderings, First Article Inspections (FAI) or Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) all within the same tool that speaks to one another. Ensure a seamless handoff from design to the manufacturing floor with SOLIDWORKS Technical Communications.
Why SOLIDWORKS Composer?
SOLIDWORKS® Composer helps you to quickly create 2D and 3D graphical content to illustrate the product or method clearly and to show it. The tools allow you to create high-quality drawings, photorealistic images and interactive animations and import design data directly from 3D CAD technology.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard
SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a First Article Inspection (FAI) and in-process inspection software that streamlines and automates the creation of ballooned inspection drawings and inspection reports (AS9102, PPAP, etc.). SOLIDWORKS Inspection consists of a stand-alone application and a SOLIDWORKS add-in that enables users to leverage their legacy data regardless of whether they have SOLIDWORKS files, PDFs, or TIFFs. SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a simple and intuitive application that can reduce the time needed to create inspection documentation by up to 90 percent, and helps to virtually eliminate input errors, thus improving quality and reducing time-to-market.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional
SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional extends SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard capabilities and lets you manually or semi-automatically enter measured values directly into an inspection project. With SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional, you can work directly with 2D/3D CAD data and streamlined workflows. SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional expands the functionality of the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard and lets you insert the calculated values directly into an inspection project manually or semi-automatically. You will work directly with the 2D/3D CAD data and simplified workflows with SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional.
To build comprehensive inspection reports irrespective of the process, use the SOLIDWORKS add-in or the dedicated standalone program.
Extract characteristic information from 2D PDF and TIFF Files (including encrypted documents).
Directly create inspection projects from the native DXF / DWG files.
Quickly balloon and produce SOLIDWORKS Drawings inspection reports.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection can utilize OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to interpret and define the nominal dimension, plus and minus tolerances, and dimension size, helping to virtually eliminate manual input and minimize error. This deals with symbols of horizontal and vertical proportions, split dimensions, signs, hole callouts, finishing symbols, and geometric tolerance and dimensioning.
Automatically extract and examine the measurements of the balloon from 2D and 3D CAD files and from relevant PDF documents.
Creating and maintaining the Bill of Characteristics (BOCs), modifying the ordering, updating the numbering or group / ungroup properties. Place tables of tolerance to standardize inspection reports and specifications.
Customize the shapes, color and scale of inspection bubbles. Defines presets and uses styles based on parameters such as criticality or method of inspection. Change the location of the ballon.
Attach sketches, revisions to the 2D or 3D CAD files to quickly identify changes and improve project quality.
Defining the Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) and measuring sample size, approving and rejecting requirements effectively plan the quality control.
Export inspection data over CSV or XML output formats to consistency systems and databases.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection integrates with SOLIDWORKS PDM and helps quality managers to monitor project details, revisions to design controls, deliverables, etc.
Export of ballooned sketches completed as PDFs or 3D PDFs (when operating with 3D CAD files). Export inspection reports through standard templates such as AS9102 or Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) forms or customized Excel templates to Microsoft ® Excel ® spreadsheets.
To streamline the production of inspection reports, using SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies with Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI).
To build your inspection reports, open and extract the details from other 2D/3D CAD files.
Enter the calculated values directly into an inspection project by hand or using a digital caliper for each characteristic. Import of Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) test.
Highlight measurements in purple, red, or yellow to easily identify the dimensions In Tolerance, Out of Tolerance, or Marginally beyond Tolerance based on CMM results entered or imported.
SOLIDWORKS Model Based Design (MBD)
SOLIDWORKS Model Based Design (MBD)
SOLIDWORKS ® Model-Based Definition (MBD) helps you to:
- Define and Organize 3D Measurements Tolerances
- Material Bills (BOMs)
- Customize Manufacturing Templates (Part or Assembly Specifications)
- Quote Request (RFQ)
- Incoming Inspection Reports
You can also publish Clear 3D Communications in widely accepted formats such as eDrawings ®, STEP 242 and 3D PDF.
Many useful features have been included in each SOLIDWORKS Standard seat for smoother adoptions of the model-based activities. With SOLIDWORKS Standard, you can annotate a 3D component or assembly, arrange the 3D descriptions with views of annotations and communicate all directly in 3D in eDrawings.