2 days
Classroom or Private


The objective of this two-day training is to enable metrology operators, technicians, and engineers, who have little or no knowledge of the PolyWorks Metrology Suite, to perform 3D inspections using tools found in PolyWorks|Inspector™. More specifically, it covers the key concepts of typical inspection workflows for laser trackers.


  • Trainees must have basic knowledge of metrology and be able to read engineering drawings.
  • Trainees must have basic computer skills (Windows operating systems).


  • Use different probing and compensation methods efficiently
  • Define a measurement plan
  • Measure surface deviations and control part dimensions by probing
  • Align the measured part to the CAD model
  • Inspect the part from multiple device positions
  • Perform live adjustments to parts and/or fixtures using the Build/Inspect tool
  • Review, report, and share inspection results
  • Inspect multiple pieces

Manage files and navigate through the PolyWorks® interface

  • Navigate through the PolyWorks Workspace manager interface
  • Create and save a workspace
  • Navigate through the PolyWorks|Inspector interface
  • Create and save a PolyWorks|Inspector project


Define a measurement plan

  • Define a measurement plan
  • Import a CAD model and use it as a Reference object
  • Create features, comparison points, and cross-sections
  • Set dimensional and GD&T controls and tolerances


Measure surface deviations and control part dimensions by probing

  • Configure a probing device
  • Select the reflector used for the measurement
  • Use the Single/Stationary, Continuous Distance and Continuous Time probing modes
  • Use different compensation methods
  • Review and adjust device-specific measurement parameters
  • Probe measurement objects
    • Features, comparison points, and cross-sections
  • Measure objects by macro scripts


Align measured part to the CAD model

  • Align using Surface Points
  • Align using objects
    • Perpendicular Planes
    • Plane, Axis, Center Point
    • Best-Fit Measurement Objects
  • Align using Datum Reference Frames
  • Create coordinate systems

Inspect part from multiple device positions

  • Align using device position targets
  • Verify measurement stability using drift checks
  • Scale and use bundling to manage changes in environmental parameters


Perform live adjustments to part using the Build/Inspect tool

  • Create Level Plane
  • Set compensation directions and tolerances
  • Perform adjustments with and without a CAD model


Review, report, and share inspection results

  • Review measurement results using the Control Reviewer
  • Structure measurement results using control views
  • Create formatted reports using snapshots and tables
  • Share and review inspection results using PolyWorks|Reviewer™


Inspect multiple pieces

  • Create a piece template for multipiece inspections
  • Repeat an inspection automatically
  • Review SPC results from multipiece inspections

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