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High QA Introduces Inspection Manager Software Version 5.0

Features include One-Click GD&T extraction and automatic ballooning using advanced AI-driven OCR

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 13:00

(High QA: Hazlet, NJ) -- Quality control automation software provider High QA has released Version 5.0 of its comprehensive Inspection Manager. The new version features the next level of Quality 4.0 standards and increased automation.

Designed and built as a database-driven software (MS SQL) , Inspection Manager is an integrated set of applications that encompass quality management modules including:
• One-Click geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) extraction and automatic ballooning using advanced artificial intelligence-driven optical character recognition (OCR)
• Inspection planning
• Data collection and organization
Automated import of inspection results from coordinate measuring machine (CMM), VMM, and other connected measurement equipment
• In-process, shop-floor inspection results collection
• Creation of standard and custom forms and reports
• Integrated statistical process control (SPC) tracking and reporting
• User-access security management control
• Enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration, and more

Inspection Manager creates inspection plans, ballooned PDFs, consolidates results, and generates reports to AS9102, medical industry standards, AIAG Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and other standard or custom forms. Version 5.0 features enhanced support for metric dimensions, ISO, BSI, and ASME metrology standards.

One-Click OCR GD&T extraction and ballooning from 2D drawings, PDFs, TIFF, or other image files, is a fundamental component of Inspection Manager. That feature now includes support for surface finish and welding symbols, saving hours (and sometimes days) in this initial phase of inspection planning. The new version streamlines the various modules and systems integration and maximizes automation and efficiencies to meet current and future measurement and inspection quality demands and requirements.

Enhanced job life-cycle management provides greater workflow support, managing jobs and batch records as they move from stage to stage in the process. A database upgrade addresses various installation scenarios, including external MS SQL server locations and advanced database administrator (DBA) settings. Version 5.0 of Inspection Manager software now demonstrates enterprise-grade compatibility across multiple locations, departments, and teams, and provides access control permissions at desired levels of authorization.

“Version 5.0 of High QA’s Inspection Manager software provides increased functionality and power in nearly every aspect of its operation,” says High QA’s CEO and founder, Sam Golan. “The new enhancements illustrate the continuing efforts of High QA to fill our customers’ needs and enable them to take their quality management systems to the level of Quality 4.0.”

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HighQA Quality 4.0 is a comprehensive enterprise quality management system that enables manufacturers from small 5 person machine shops to large enterprises to automate their entire internal and external manufacturing and quality processes. HighQA Quality 4.0 integrates design, manufacturing, and inspection requirements to create the most intelligent and trusted solution available today. It serves a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, oil and gas, and others. The system is designed to automatically convert the manufacturing quality requirements into one of the most efficient processes in the organization by automatically eliminating manufacturing requirement interpretations, user errors, managing corrective and preventive measures, significantly improving customer satisfaction, and providing the support manufacturers need to comply with any of the quality standards.