User-Friendly Measurement Software for Portable Probing and Scanning

Inspire is the next generation of measuring software from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, designed for a wide range of portable probing and scanning devices. Intuitive to learn and easy to use, Inspire makes measurement simple and complex tasks possible. 

With one simple interface for probing and scanning applications, Inspire helps portable measuring arm and laser tracker operators get the results they need – quickly and easily. Users can move effortlessly between devices while on the job, saving time and effort. This translates to improved efficiency and quality control for a variety of measurement processes, from the inspection of small size parts to large-volume jobs.

Inspire is a comprehensive software solution that simplifies measurement processes, saves time and ultimately improves productivity. Versatile and multi-functional, Inspire is built for users working on metrology applications ranging from simple tasks to complex projects in a multitude of industries.



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With Inspire, you can use any portable measuring arm or laser tracker for probing and scanning applications with one simple interface. Adaptive measurement modes reduce the amount of software interaction so that you can spend more time measuring and less time navigating through software. 


Inspire allows for traditional datum-based alignments, feature-based alignments, best fit, and reference point systems that can be tailored to the needs of any application. All alignments are intuitive and powerful so you can easily get the alignment you need, from small size parts to large area jobs. 

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Assembly and Build 
Inspire can be used not just for inspection, but also for fixture setting and building applications. 

With Inspire, you can create comparisons between any type of objects to show deviations and optimise alignments for a virtual fit-up. 

Full-featured reporting is available in Inspire to present a simple tabular report and customised report images. 


Scanning and Probing 

Use discrete point probing data and scanned cloud data in virtually the same manner. Inspire software is designed to work with both types of data in the same way so that you don’t have to treat the data sets differently. 



Inspire enables real-time meshing of scan data as well as the ability to produce and refine finished mesh surfaces. 


Address ASME and ISO standard GD&T requirements with support for native CAD annotations. 


Instrument Network 

Inspire allows you to easily align and bundle an instrument network using one or multiple devices. 


Automated inspection routines
Create robust inspection templates with predefined measurement settings, alignments, reporting elements, and more.

CAD Import 
Inspire includes the ability to import all native CAD formats including CATIA, Creo, SolidWorks, NX, standard formats and more.

Your initial purchase of Inspire includes one year of software maintenance, updates, and technical support. Afterwards, keeping your Software Maintenance Agreement up-to-date is essential for getting the most out of your investment in Inspire.

We highly recommend that you renew your Software Maintenance Agreement on an annual basis to make full use out of the following:
  • All releases, updates, and upgrades
  • Unlimited technical support
  • New hardware interfaces
  • Direct bug fix updates
  • User suggested updates

For information about updating your Software Maintenance Agreement, please contact us.


  • OS: Windows® 7 SP1 or later (64-bit)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia/ATI (Recommended)
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
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