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InspectionXpert for CATIA


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Inspectionxpert for CATIA is a CAAV5 Adopter product




  • 1GB RAM minimum, 2GB RAM recommended
  • Pentium class processor or better, 1.0 GHz minimum (2.0 GHz recommended)
  • 125 MB of disk space for installation


  • CATIA V5 R18, R19, R20, R21, R22 or Enovia DMU Navigator
  • Windows XP Professional SP2, WindowsVista Business, or Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007, 2010, or 2013
      • Office 365 is NOT officially supported

InspectionXpert for CATIA


Easily Capture Inspection and MBD Data from CATIA

InspectionXpert for CATIA Creates Inspection Documents InstantlyInspectionXpert for CATIA is first article and in process inspection MBD software (Model Based Definition software) that automates the creation of a bubbled print (aka ballooned drawing) and inspection report directly from CATIA.  InspectionXpert for CATIA is a CAAV5 Adopter Product add-in and is therefore able to extract MBD from 3D CATIA files (e.g. .CATPart and .CATProduct) and dimensions, tolerances, notes, etc... from 2D CATIA drawings. Eliminate time-consuming, error-prone processes for a time savings of more than 90%.     

Integration into the CATIA interface provides direct access to the necessary dimensions, tolerances, units, user parameters and custom properties of your CATIA models and drawings.  In just a few clicks you can instantly create ballooned models, drawings and inspection reports.  

Balloon your 3D Model & 2D Drawings

 InspectionXpert Ballons your CATIA Drawings for InspectionInspectionXpert for CATIA extract dimensions geometric tolerances and hole calloutsInspectionXpert's Characteristic Tree displays the dimensions, geometric tolerances, notes, hole callouts, weld and surface finish symbols extracted directly from your CATIA file.  Powerful filtering capabilities enable you to specify which types of drawing annotations to include in your inspection form.


Quickly Handle Revisions

Your inspection characteristic data is saved in your CATIA file for easy reuse or updates.  Revision changes are a breeze with InspectionXpert.  Just refresh your inspection project with InspectionXpert when you have a revision change and accept the changes to quickly re-balloon your drawing or model and instantly export to a new inspection report form.   

Powerful Customization Options

InspectionXpert's powerful customization options let you enter inspection methods and processes from user-defined lists and add comments to capture information unique to your company's procedures.  Easily change balloon formats including rotating balloons to match the angle of the characteristic, or change the shape, size and location of balloons. Inspection balloons can be added to a separate layer on your CATIA drawing which can easily be turned on or off. 

Add or modify Inspection Project Properties to capture information such as drawing revision or part name which can be linked to custom properties in your drawing or model. Once data has been added to your custom properties it can be mapped over to your inspection reports.   

Set up default tolerances by range or by precision for when an explicit tolerance is not specified and save them to your inspection project settings.  Default tolerances can be set for length and angular dimensions. 


Supports Quality Sampling Plans

InspectionXpert for CATIA support statistical sampling InspectionXpert for CATIA supports statistical sampling based on ANSI Z1.4 single sampling by attributes.  Simply set the lot size, inspection level inspection type and Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) and InspectionXpert calculates your sample size, and accept and reject numbers.  Populate your inspection report with this information for fast and accurate sampling processes.

Export to AS9102 and PPAP Forms

AS9102 Form 3 for First Article Inspection in InspectionXpert You can choose from one of our standard inspection report templates to instantly populate  AS9102 Forms 1, 2 and 3 and PPAP reports, or you can easily create your own custom reports with the InspectionXpert Template Editor.  

Create an unlimited number of custom reports to match your existing report format or customize reports for specific clients or vendors.  Inspection reports can be created for first article inspections, in process inspections, and final inspections.

InspectionXpert exports instantly to PPAP report forms Because reports are Excel-based, you have the full power of Excel when designing their inspection report templates. Macros, charts, pivot tables, formulas, conditional formatting and more can all be employed to create unique and powerful reports for increased error-proofing and automation. 

Integrate with Quality Systems

InspectionXpert integrates with quality systems including a direct publish to Net-Inspect and synchronization with CEBOS MQ-1.  Because InspectionXpert exports to Excel/CSV you can easily import inspection data into almost any database or software program including CMM, ERP, MRP and custom software systems.



Our Customers


“It used to take me about two hours to balloon a drawing and another two hours to create an Excel spreadsheet,” says Gratto. “Using InspectionXpert, I can do an equivalent project in at least half the time, if not better." Tony Gratto, Quality Assurance Inspector