Inspire Frequently Asked Questions
Import CAD and create features with one click from the “Extract from CAD” icon, or you can start right out with selecting an alignment and follow the prompts to measure the features. Once aligned, you can simply begin measuring with “Smart Feature” and when you finish measuring the actual feature, the nominal will automatically extract for you from the CAD.
A full GD&T inspection can be quickly performed without programming. If you are staring without GD&T, measured positions of holes can be compared to design automatically in the “Criteria” panel.
First, create a circle from the features tab. Open the properties of the circle and in the “Construction Method” drop down menu, select “Single Point.” Make sure to have the correct projection plane selected and measure the hole by nesting the probe. You can toggle the “Sticky Features” icon on at this point and continue measuring holes, but you may find it easier to just create all the circles first from the features tab, multi-select all of them, and change the properties construction method to “single point.” This way you only have to click once for each hole measurement instead of “click” followed by “done” or “next” for each hole measurement.
One of Inspire’s strengths is its ability to network instruments together to get the greatest possible accuracy using a Network Alignment. In addition to traditional bundling operations, Inspire has the ability to create a Unified Spatial Metrology Network (USMN), which utilizes instrument uncertainty calculations to build a network uncertainty model. This model provides a “weighted bundle,” creating realistic network uncertainty calculations. Using this model, Inspire can greatly reduce error propagation associated with individual bundle operations.