Quality SOLIDWORKS Inspection Documents in Minutes

SOLIDWORKS® Inspection helps you streamline the creation of inspection documents by leveraging your existing 2D legacy data, regardless of whether files are SOLIDWORKS, PDFs, or TIFFs.

inspection-documentsSOLIDWORKS® Inspection software automates the creation of ballooned inspection drawings and inspection sheets for First Article Inspection (FAI) and in process inspections. Save time and virtually eliminate errors by speeding up this repetitive manual process.

  • Quickly create ballooned engineering drawings and inspection reports with stand-alone SOLIDWORKS Inspection or the SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in
  • Automatically add balloon callouts with Inspection Dimensions specified by the designer or mechanical engineer
  • Compare drawing revisions and originals to quickly identify changes
  • Export finished ballooned drawings as a PDF and inspection sheets to Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets using standard templates such as AS9102 or PPAP forms


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 extends capabilities by giving users multiple ways to enter measured values directly into the project to help simplify part inspection. Each characteristic value can be entered manually, by using a digital caliper, or by importing coordinate measuring machine (CMM) results.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional
SOLIDWORKS Embedded Add-In
SOLIDWORKS Drawing Native File Support
Automatic Balloon Creation
Balloon Creation of Inspection Dimension Only
Advanced Filtering Capabilities
Balloon Formatting
Drawing Revisions
User Defined Inspection Methods and Processes
Quality Sampling Plans
Standalone Application
PDF and TIFF Files Support (.pdf, .tif, .tiff)
Searchable Text Recognition
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
Customizable Recognition Engine
Selective Recapture
Nominal Value and Plus/Minus Tolerances
Vertical and Rotated Dimensions
Bilateral Default Tolerances
Plus/Plus and Minus/Minus Tolerance
Upper and Lower Limits Calculation
Note, GD&T, and Finish Symbols
Automatic Balloon Creation of Captured Characteristics
Multi-page Drawing Support
Multiple Drawings per Project
Compare Drawing Revisions
Customizable Grid
Export to XML
Export Ballooned Drawing to PDF
Export Inspection Report to Microsoft Excel
Template Editor
Pre-defined Industry Stndard Templates (AS9102, PPAP, etc…)
Characteristics Measurements Input
Digital Measuring Tools Support (Digital Caliper, etc…)
CMM Data Import (PC-DMIS, Calypso, Faro CAM2, etc…)
CMM Template Editor
Automatic Verification
Color-Coded Characteristics (Pass, Marginal, Fail)
Export Measurements