Training Videos

Watch tutorials that walk-through basic software interactions and functionality.


Getting Started

A brief overview detailing how to connect to a portable metrology instrument, measure features, create an alignment, draw dimensions on your part, and finally create a report all in Inspire.


Feature Properties

An overview of feature properties and basic functionality within Inspire, a portable metrology software. This video walks you through the various settings that are available within the properties panel for a few object types.


Basic Scanning

An introduction to basic scanning tools within Inspire, a portable metrology software. This video walks you through scanning a part, a few basic analysis techniques, and creating a simple report.


Adding a Relationship Alignment

Performing a relationship alignment using inspected features and their nominal constructions with Inspire, a portable metrology software. This video walks you through adding a relationship alignment. Since features are inherently relationships in Inspire, the process is simple to create and perform the alignment.


Tracker Drive Parameters

This video explains and demonstrates the tracker drive parameters within Inspire. More specifically, the Find Target and Wait for target functions while performing automeasure routines with a laser tracker.

ATS600 Area Scanning

ATS600 Area Scanning

The following video will show you how to create an Area Scan Region, modify the point distance, update the estimated time scan, and confirm your settings with the ATS600.


ATS600 Perimeter Scanning

After you have an alignment to the CAD model, the following video will show you how to add a perimeter region to your CAD model and scan it with the ATS600.

Basic Python Scripting

Basic Python Scripting

As you begin your journey within basic Python scripting, this video will go through how to record commands, add them to a script and automate your inspection process. If you need additional help with Python, click the link below to learn some basics.

Creating an actions playlist

Creating an Actions Playlist

In this video, we will walk through creating a basic inspection program and then add some tips and tricks that you may encounter in your inspection process.

Extracting cloud features

Extracting Cloud Features

When you complete a scan of the point cloud data, this video will guide you through the different options you can execute to extracting cloud features in a breeze.

How to export features to CAD

How to Export Features to CAD

Sometimes you want to export some features and import them into REcreate to perform some reverse engineering and this will video will show you how to perform those tasks like a champ.

Jumping the instrument Portable Measuring Arms

Jumping the Instrument: Laser Trackers

If you are inspecting a part where your Laser Tracker cannot see all the objects, this video will provide some helpful tips and tricks to jump your instrument (leapfrog) to a new location and verify it with a watch window.

Jumping the instrument Portable Measuring Arms

Jumping the Instrument: Portable Arms

In this video we are going to show you how to move your instrument or flip your part and realign back into the part.

Projection Plane Basics

Projection Plane Basics

In this video, we will show you how to activate or deactivate any measured plane and measure it from the instrument. 

Smart Feature Basics

Smart Feature Basics

In this video, we will show you how Smart Feature geometry type works and provide you with some tips and tricks in case you didn’t get the feature you needed.


How to Reduce Cloud Data in Inspire

In this video, we discuss how to use Hexagon’s RDS (Romer Data Service) options for your laser scanner and a few tips and tricks inside of Inspire.


Quick Alignment Portable Arms in Inspire

In this video we show how to quickly align to a CAD model and how to set up Auto Triggers to further reduce the error in the alignment.  Auto Triggers serve as a 3D guide for users representing where to take the next surface point measurement. 


Relationship Alignment Portable Arms in Inspire

In this video, we show you how to select features from the CAD model and start measuring them into the relationship alignment. The term “Features” in Inspire most commonly represent geometric shapes/entities and by design have both a Nominal and Measured component. When users create features from CAD, the nominal is automatically assigned and once measured the relationship alignment minimizes the deviations from all features selected in the alignment. 


Cloud to Cloud Alignment in Inspire

In this video, a cloud to cloud alignment is demonstrated using a single instrument. A cloud to cloud alignment allows the user to move the inspected part so that additional data can be accurately collected.  


Cross Section Analysis with Inspire

In this video, additional cross section analysis techniques are demonstrated. We show how to extract features directly from a single cross section view, create dimensions, and add those updated section cut views to a drawing for easier reporting.


RPS Alignment Portable Arm in Inspire

An Reference Point System (RPS) alignment gives users the ability to locate your CAD model based off controlling dX, dY and dZ components from selected point reducible features.  In this video, we show Inspire automatically determines which features control those component values and provide details about the nominals related to the specific degrees of freedom for the final alignment. 

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Cloud to CAD Alignment Portable Arm in Inspire

In this video, we demonstrate how to perform a Cloud to CAD alignment in Inspire. The alignment can be added pre-inspection, during inspection, or post-inspection. Adding the alignment pre-inspection with the correctly associated features waiting for measurement allows the users to simply measure while Inspire simultaneously begins the alignment as data measured. 


Best Fit Points to Points Alignment Portable Arm in Inspire

In this video, we show how to align to the CAD model by extracting point reducible features and then quickly aligning to your part. 


Frame Alignment Portable Arm in Inspire

In this video we show how a frame alignment gives you access to control your 6 degrees of freedom by clocking in your X, Y and Z values.  Afterwards we create an alignment, change your primary axis, and define some offsets without a CAD model. 


Network Alignment Portable Arm in Inspire

A network alignment allows users to align multiple instruments (or a single instrument’s multiple locations) to reduce stacking up error from multiple independent instrument relocations. Inspire takes all observations of a single point and averages them while also considering a degree of uncertainty variability from the instrument. The result is a best fit across all instrument locations and observations. 


ATS600 Ring Scanning in Inspire

In this video, we demonstrate how to perform a full volumetric scan with the Leica ATS600.  


ATS600 Area Scanning with Perimeters in Inspire

In this video, we show you a couple different ways to define perimeters for the Leica ATS600 and interacting with Inspire’s Actions Panel for a simple automation routine. 


ATS600 Line Scanning in Inspire

In this video, we perform different tasks with the Leica ATS600 and the OVC window that help users outline different objects in the measurement field. 


How to Create GD&T Checks in Inspire

In this video, we show how to create annotations with Inspire’s live annotation creator through a feature’s criteria panel.