By DE Editors
INUS Technology has announced the release of Inspectworks 2.0, which provides verification tools for the SolidWorks user. InspectWorks 2.0 is an upgrade to the company’s SolidWorks plug-in based on Rapidform XOV. Design engineers can use InspectWorks along with a 3D scanner to verify that parts are manufactured to specification from SolidWorks.
Anyone with SolidWorks and the InspectWorks add-in can open a part file and a 3D scan of the object, and see where the part is in or out of tolerance via a deviation color map. If there are dimensions or tolerances defined for the part, InspectWorks also provides measurements and pass/fail results automatically.
InspectWorks 2.0 now includes multi-core processor support on the current Windows operating systems (32 and 64 bit on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7).
Enhancements to InspectWorks 2.0 include:
- Intelligent best-fit where, rather than simply fitting the whole point cloud to the CAD model, the geometric features (e.g., plane, cylinder, etc.) are detected and used to perform alignment.
- New GD&T measurements have been added to Inspectworks 2.0, including straightness, circularity, line profile, surface profile, and runout.
- Report editor, enabling the user to define information about the current inspection project, such as part name, part number, serial number, color of pass/fail, etc. Each parameter is reported in a format compliant with the enterprise’s standards.
For more information, visit INUS Technology.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.