PolyWorks | Inspector™
The 3D analysis and quality control inspection software solution. Gain control of your product engineering and manufacturing process.
About PolyWorks | Inspector™
PolyWorks|Inspector™ is the universal 3D dimensional analysis and quality control inspection software solution empowering you with the ability to:
- Control tool or part dimensions
- Identify and prevent manufacturing and assembly problems
- Guide assembly building through real-time measurements
- Oversee the quality of assembled products using portable metrology devices and CNC CMMs
Universal Inspection Software Platform
With just one inspection software to master, dramatically reduce your operational costs by increasing measurement specialist competency, eliminating metrology silos, boosting employee mobility and improving overall teamwork efficiency.
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.
This enables Users to extract relevant information from measured 3D data, automate the inspection process when more than one piece is measured, structure the presentation of measurement results to assist and encourage enterprise-wide digital collaboration
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 alignment from features, datum targets, surface points or edge points and use weights and axial constraints to optimise the results.
Multiple device position alignment
Align your 3D measurement device while compensating for temperature changes and use bundle adjustment to maximise the global accuracy.
Universal data handling
Extract measured dimensions from point clouds, polygonal models or probed points and nominal dimensions from a CAD model or a measured part.
Deviation analysis using colour maps
Obtain surface, boundary, cross-sectional or thickness measured-to-nominal deviations and analyse them through a colour map display.
Measure in 2D or 3D a feature’s diameter, position or orientation or alternatively distances and angles, and configure the dimensions’ display intuitively.
Benefit from a smart GD&T engine based on the latest ISO and ASME standards, with advanced DRF, material condition, datum modifier and tolerance zone capabilities.
Profile and Flush & Gap gauging
Evaluate advanced dimensions on fillets, design feature lines and sheet metal part assemblies, such as radius, angle, bending, sharpness and flush & gap.
Extract advanced features on fan, compressor and turbine blades to control and analyse dimensions, such as edge radius, thickness, length, width, angle and area.
Multipiece data management
Measure multiple pieces using different 3D measurement devices and store them in a single project folder using an optimal format that minimises 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.
Organise 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 multi-piece statistics automatically calculated for object dimensions and surface deviations.
Market-Leading 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.
Maximise the productivity of your scanning arms
The reliability and efficiency of our scanning and probing workflows are enjoyed globally.
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.
Scan large structures rapidly using spherical scanning
Minimise rework time when assembling large aerospace structures by using a spherical grid scanning system and simulating the assembly process beforehand.
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.
Generate high-quality surface scans
Produce great scanning results under all circumstances thanks to our unique real-time quality meshing technology that computes and displays quality metrics in real-time.
Ensure sufficient scanned data for reliable feature extraction
Get real-time feedback on scanned surface, curve and circumference coverage with guidance graphics that indicate where an operator should capture additional scans.
Implement repeatable probing workflows
Use images, text, 3D graphics and tolerances to deploy guided probing inspection projects that improve operator efficiency and ensure measurement repeatability on the shop floor.
Guide assembly building with real-time measurements
Accurately track part location during assembly using digital readouts simultaneously displaying real-time measured reflector positions from multiple laser trackers.
High-productivity CNC CMM solution
PolyWorks|Inspector™ has reinvented the way inspection projects are set up and executed on CNC CMMs, within a flexible, user-friendly and efficient CNC CMM operational paradigm, similar to the one we offer 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.
Accelerate the sequencing process while staying in control
Select objects to be measured and let the sequence editor automatically find the proper tool orientations, optimal measurement order and collision-free measurement paths.
Fix sequencing mistakes intuitively
Our intelligent sequence editor provides immediate feedback when illogical or incorrect operations are detected, letting you repair detected mistakes in a single click.
Avoid potential collisions automatically
We offer powerful collision analysis and avoidance technologies that detect potential tool collisions in real-time and automatically modify the tool paths to prevent them.
Configure a CNC CMM sequence for any machine
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.
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.
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.
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.
Single-point measuring device support for portable metrology
Single-point measuring device support for CNC CMMs
Point cloud digitiser support for portable metrology
Point cloud digitiser support for CNC CMMs
Real-time quality meshing and offline point cloud meshing
PolyWorks | Modeler ™ Light module
PolyWorks | AR ™ plug-in
IGES/STEP neutral CAD file translator
Part alignment toolset
Dimensional control toolset
Smart GD&T toolset
Simulation mode for offline project setup
Repeatable multipiece measurement workflows
Statistical Process Control toolset (SPC)
One-year Annual Support Contract (ASC) included
AVAILABLE OPTIONS –
Native CAD file translators
Single-point measuring device support for portable metrology: all available plug-ins for articulated arms, optically tracked probes, laser trackers, manual CMMs and theodolites.
Single-point measuring device support for CNC CMMs: CNC CMM plug-in with direct communication with CMM controllers, plus I++ plug-in in CNC mode.
Point cloud scanning support for portable metrology: all available point-cloud-scanning plug-ins and import capabilities for a wide range of native point cloud file formats for laser line scanners, fringe-projection scanners, long-range spherical grid scanners and more.
Point cloud scanning support for CNC CMMs: laser scanning tool supported within the CNC CMM plug-in.
- The first year of your PolyWorks® Annual Support Contract (ASC) is automatically included with every license purchased
- After the first year, your PolyWorks® support contract is renewed annually
How to renew
A quote is automatically sent 2-3 months prior to your current maintenance expiry date. If your maintenance has lapsed and you would like to renew your contract, contact us now!
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