May 23, 2011

Extensible CAD Technologies Announces Two New Automated Inspection Tools: InspectionXpert for PDF and InspectionXpert OnDemand

Raleigh, NC – Extensible CAD Technologies announces two new products in its InspectionXpert automated inspection software family: InspectionXpert for PDF and InspectionXpert OnDemand. Both products are completely redesigned versions of the company’s flagship automated inspection software, and offer users a variety of new features and a sleek new interface for easier navigation and better workflow. InspectionXpert software saves companies significant time and money by automating the error-prone manual process of ballooning 2D drawings and creating quality inspection forms.

The new products offer the same functionality with two different delivery methods. InspectionXpert for PDF provides a new streamlined installation process that greatly reduces the need for IT support. Its license-based installation process provides users with always-on access, ideal for quality departments with limited or no access to the Internet.

InspectionXpert OnDemand’s easy access requires absolutely no installation, completely eliminating the need for IT support. Users simply click on a web link to instantly launch the software and always have access to the latest version each time they log on.

InspectionXpert for PDF and InspectionXpert OnDemand do not require CAD software so companies that don’t use CAD to create or modify inspection drawings can still use these products to automate their quality inspection drawings. The new release works with PDF/TIFF files created from any source, including scanned drawings.

“We are excited about these new products because of the improvement in the user experience,” says Jeff Cope, president of Extensible CAD Technologies. “Everything from access and deployment to workflow and customization is greatly improved. In addition, the software’s new Publish to Net Inspect feature will provide an end-to-end solution for companies who use Net-Inspect quality management software.”

Other significant new enhancements include:

Increased accuracy. User can now choose between an option for searchable text recognition or the powerful optical character recognition (OCR) that is already available, greatly improving the overall quality and accuracy of extracted data.

Easier navigation. Tightly integrated navigation tools enable users to click on a balloon in their drawing to view and edit the data for that item. Clicking on a row in their characteristic table now highlights the balloon on their drawing.

Better quality. Image capture quality has been greatly improved, even at low zoom factor levels, which provides improved OCR accuracy.

Redesigned interface. The software’s new ribbon user interface makes performing common tasks faster and easier.

Multiple-drawing support. Users can now work with multiple drawings in a single project, in addition to multi-page drawings already supported.

File Management: Simplified file management ensures that all of your inspection project data is stored in a single project file.

Project migration. Project files created with the company’s InspectionXpert First Article can be easily migrated to InspectionXpert for PDF or InspectionXpert OnDemand.