PolyWorks|Inspector™ is a universal 3D dimensional analysis and quality control software solution to control tool or part dimensions, diagnose and prevent manufacturing and assembly issues, guide assembly building through real-time measurements, and oversee the quality of assembled products by using portable metrology devices and CNC CMMs.
UNIVERSAL SOFTWARE PLATFORM
With just one software to master, dramatically reduce your operational costs by increasing measurement specialist competency, eliminating metrology silos, boosting employee mobility, and improving overall teamwork efficiency.
Interface with all 3D
measurement devices thanks
to a universal digitizing hub
- Operate all portable probing devices through direct hardware plug-ins
- Interface to 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 inspections
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 auto-generated 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 an inspection kernel that provides the data management, mathematical algorithms, and visual feedback libraries that allows customers to extract meaningful information from their measured 3D data, automate the inspection process when more than one piece is measured, and review and structure the presentation of measurement results to facilitate enterprisewide digital collaboration.
Surface & 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, surface points, or edge points, and use weights and axial constraints to adjust it to perfection.
Device position alignment
Align your 3D measurement device while compensating for temperature changes, and use the bundle adjustment to maximize 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 color maps
Compute surface, boundary, cross-sectional, or thickness measured-to-nominal deviations, and analyze them through a color map display.
Measure a feature’s diameter, position, or orientation, or distances and angles between two features, in 3D or 2D, and configure the dimensions’ display intuitively.
Trust a smart GD&T engine based on the ASME and ISO 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, flush, and gap.
Extract advanced features on fan, compressor, and turbine blades and analyze and control dimensions, such as edge radius, thickness, length, width, angle, and area.
Multipiece data management
Measure multiple pieces, using different 3D measurement devices, and store all pieces 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, and activating specific contexts.
Develop macro scripts and insert them in your measurement workflows to apply proprietary techniques, provide special feedback, or interconnect to other systems.
Organize large projects containing hundreds of dimensional and GD&T controls into small and logical groups of controls, with individual controls tied to specific contexts.
Access a global list of controls sorted by characteristic index, and display critical results in 3D with the preferred point of view, within their specific context.
Statistical Process Control
Compute and update a database of multipiece statistics for object dimensions and surface deviations, and review trend charts, tables, and color maps.
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.
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.
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 digitizing
Minimize rework time when assembling large aerospace structures by scanning them using a spherical grid digitizer 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, to propose a modern, flexible, and user-friendly 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, 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 us automatically determine the proper tool orientations, optimal measurement order, and collision-free measurement paths.
Fix sequencing mistakes effortlessly
Our intelligent sequence editor provides immediate feedback when illogical or incorrect operations are detected and repairs 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 toolpaths to prevent them.
Configure a CNC CMM sequence for any machine in your park rapidly
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
Detect in real time potential tool collisions with the part or the fixtures prior to launching a CNC measurement operation online to avoid costly damages.
Add measurement objects to a sequence in no time
Need to perform additional measurements? Just create and select new measurement objects and let us optimally insert them within an existing 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.