PolyWorks|InspectorTM 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 with 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 digital gauges as well as visual checks

Bring all relevant data under one roof through a universal data hub

  • Create inspection projects automatically from 3rd-party software measurement results and share them digitally enterprisewide with PolyWorks|DataLoop™
  • Import all GD&T control types from native CAD and QIF MBD files to ensure digital interoperability with the product definition processes
  • Measure a dimensional control of a scanned or probed object with a more accurate device and inject the measured value in the object for reporting purposes

Perform all inspection tasks with or without CAD data 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 autogenerated 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 a powerful inspection engine with parametric data handling, mathematical algorithms certified by PTB, and extensive visual and audio feedback capabilities. It allows users to extract meaningful information from their measured 3D data, automate the inspection process when more than one piece is measured, and structure the presentation of measurement results to facilitate enterprisewide digital collaboration.

Always get the alignment right

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 your alignment from features, datum targets, surface points, or edge points, and use weights and axial constraints to optimize the results.

Multiple device position alignment

Align your 3D measurement device while compensating for temperature changes, and use 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

Obtain surface, boundary, cross-sectional, or thickness measured-to-nominal deviations, and analyze them through a color map display.

Feature-based dimensioning

Measure a feature’s diameter, position, or orientation, or distances and angles between two features, in 2D or in 3D, and configure the dimensions’ display intuitively.

Smart GD&T

Benefit from a smart GD&T engine based on the latest 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.

Airfoil gauging

Extract advanced features on fan, compressor, and turbine blades to control and analyze 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 or an online data management solution 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.

Macro scripting

Add macro scripts to your measurement workflows to apply proprietary techniques, provide special feedback, or interconnect to other systems.

Control views

Organize 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.


First Article Inspection Reports

Quickly publish an AS9102 and PPAP-compliant First Article Inspection Report by measuring a piece from the first production run and transferring the results automatically to Excel using PolyWorks|ReportLoop™.

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Assess the repeatability and predictability of your manufacturing processes with multipiece statistics automatically calculated for object dimensions and surface deviations.

Measurement System Analysis

Design and carry out repeatability and Gauge R&R studies and publish results in elegant, content-rich Excel templates using PolyWorks|ReportLoop™.

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.

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, on your computer screen or a mixed-reality display, 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|InspectorTM 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.
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