What’s New in PolyWorks|Inspector™ 2024

3D Dimensional Analysis & Quality Control

Improve 3D Measurement Efficiency with our Re-Engineered User Interfaces

Our significant investments in improving software usability year after year directly reflect our core value of ensuring customer success. PolyWorks|Inspector™ 2024 delivers major gains in efficiency through its re-engineered user interfaces:

  • Perform inspection tasks and discover new tools intuitively as we have merged all toolbars and the main menu bar into a new ribbon menu and adjusted the appearance and organisation of interface widgets to offer a more logical workflow
  • Access frequently used tools more directly, thereby reducing mouse movements and clicks
  • Quickly find the functionalities that apply to selected objects by accessing a contextual tab or a simplified contextual menu
  • Adapt the ribbon menu to your needs by repositioning tools or integrating macro scripts

With PolyWorks|Inspector 2024, users are able to:

  • Learn and master basic workflows more easily
  • Retrieve their favourite tools more quickly
  • Strengthen their skills by exploring various new tools at their fingertips

Take First Steps with Complete Confidence

Increase Productivity with Seamless Navigation

Easily Discover and Leverage Specialised Tools

Empower Datum Reference Frames with Surface Features

Surface datum features allow evaluating GD&T in the optimised alignment required by the assembly, with all of the constraints and mobility intended. With PolyWorks|Inspector 2024:

  • Simulate the real physical constraint of a surface datum feature by controlling the considered degrees of freedom
  • Calculate the best measured control results possible by optimising surface feature alignment within its full profile tolerance allowances

Control the Fit of Probed Features

With this new release, PolyWorks|Inspector now offers direct control over the fitting parameters of probed features, which enables users to:

  • Predefine the fit type and constraints prior to probing to directly get the desired result
  • Modify the fit type and constraints after probing and automatically update the result

Improve Result Analysis and Reporting with Contextual Control Views

PolyWorks|Inspector already allows users to report 3D measurement results in multiple contexts using tables and snapshots. Version 2024 extends this capability to control views. Select a set of dimensional controls, choose a data alignment as well as a coordinate system, and create a contextual control view to:

  • Analyse surface deviations in multiple alignments (model shown with body alignment / with handle alignment)
  • Inspect dimensional controls in the tooling and assembly coordinate systems (model shown with car body coordinate system / with intake part coordinate system)

Enhance Analysis and Reporting with Control Views

Perform CADless Inspection Workflows on CNC CMMs

CNC CMM operators can now create measurement sequences without any CAD data:

  • Prepare a CNC sequence easily by leveraging a new teach mode that records manually probed points and Go To points
  • Automate multipiece measurement by converting probed features from the first piece into measurement guides for subsequent pieces
  • Improve measurement repeatability by resampling measurement guides and generating uniformly distributed measurement points