InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD 2016 SP01 has been released!

5/4/2016    

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD 2016 SP01 Release Notes

We are proud to announce the first service pack release of InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD for 2016! With maintenance release we have implemented more than 50 improvements related to extraction, drawing/model rendering, and publishing features. Head to the software portal to download this update now!

 
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InspectionXpert OnDemand 2015 SP03 has been released!

2/11/2016    

InspectionXpert OnDemand 2015 SP03 Release Notes

With this release, we take a major step toward making our software more flexible and powerful–thanks to valuable input from our users!

  • Customizable Balloon Numbering – Users can now edit Item numbers in the Characteristics table to create custom numbering schemes.

  • Balloon Sequencing – This feature provides even more control over creating custom numbering sequences, allowing numbering to be driven by user defined settings automatically as characteristics are extracted.

  • ‘Skin’ chooser – For users that preferred the look of the previous InspectionXpert user interface, this option allows them to switch back to our classic interface.

  • Improved Localization – Further improved foreign language application localization.

 

1. Customizable Balloon Numbering – Do your inspection plans require non-sequential balloon numbering? This new feature allows users to quickly edit the “Item #” field in the Bill of Characteristics to quickly create a custom balloon numbering scheme. Please review the images below for a more detailed overview.

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Double click on an ‘Item #’ cell to edit the value.

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Enter the desired value.

 

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Balloons and Characteristics are automatically renumbered after hitting enter on the keyboard.

 

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Users can customize as many item numbers in a project as needed.

 

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A new “Reset Custom Numbers” right click option enables users to quickly remove undesired numbering schemes.

 

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This feature can also be used to quickly reorder characteristics in the list.

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The characteristic is automatically moved to the specified location in the list.

 

2. Balloon Sequencing – For users that like Customizable Balloon Numbering enhancement, but want a workflow that allows them to drive the balloon sequencing as characteristics are extracted instead of after, this is the feature for you. This new functionality provides users with the ability to define multiple ‘Balloon Sequence’ settings for a project, specifying a name and a start value for each sequence. These settings can even be stored in a Project Template for use on future projects. Prior to extracting characteristics, users simply need to select the desired ‘Balloon Sequence’ from the Home ribbon menu. Please see the images and explanations below for more details. Note: Balloon Sequencing and Customizable Balloon Numbering features cannot be used in conjunction with one another.

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Settings are defined under ‘Options’>’Project Options’>’Ballooning’>’Balloon Sequence’

 

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Characteristics are automatically reorganized and numbered based on the currently selected sequence.

 

3. ‘Skin’ chooser – For users that preferred the look of the previous InspectionXpert user interface, this option allows them to switch back to our classic interface.

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Skin Chooser Menu on ‘Getting Started’ ribbon menu

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InspectionXpert 2015 User Interface

 

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InspectionXpert Classic User Interface

 
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  • Tom Galloway • 158 days ago We have tried to use the custom balloon numbering as shown above. It does not work, we have to manually change every number thereafter not start with say 300 then next balloon is 301, no it goes to the last ballooned number say 61 and you have to change it to 301.
  • Paul Summers • 173 days ago Awesome! A greatly appreciated feature

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD 2016 has been released!

2/9/2016
InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD 2016 FCS Release Notes We are proud to announce the first release of InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD for 2016! With this initial 2016 release we have added support for 2D NX and 3D ProE/Creo data in addition to numerous usability improvements. Overview:

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD can now create inspection reports and ballooned documents from your 2D NX and 3D ProE/Creo data.

Continue reading…

 

3D ProE/Creo support:

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2D NX support:

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Log in to the customer portal to run InspectionXpert Ondemand for CAD 2016 now!

 
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Coming Soon! InspectionXpert OnDemand 2015 SP03 Release

1/26/2016    
InspectionXpert OnDemand 2015 SP03 Release With this release, we take a major step toward making our software more flexible and powerful–thanks to valuable input from our users!
  • Customizable Balloon Numbering – Users can now edit Item numbers in the Characteristics table to create custom numbering schemes.
  • Balloon Sequencing – This feature provides even more control over creating custom numbering sequences, allowing numbering to be driven by user defined settings automatically as characteristics are extracted.
  • ‘Skin’ chooser – For users that preferred the look of the previous InspectionXpert user interface, this option allows them to switch back to our classic interface.
  • Improved Localization – Further improved foreign language application localization.
 
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InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD 2015 SP07 has been released!

12/30/2015    

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD 2015 SP07 Release Notes

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD continues to be easier to use and offers additional flexibility and options for extracting data, managing revisions, and much more!. This Service Pack Release (“SP07”) is our 7th major upgrade for this product in 2015, and offers our clients 5 powerful new features and capabilities in addition to a wide variety of other fixes and improvements.

Overview of Features:

  • Revision Management – Process revisions for all supported CAD formats!

  • Characteristic Identification with automatic Balloon Appearance presets – Define a variety of balloon appearance settings to be automatically applied based on the Classification of your characteristics.

  • Extract text from CAD file for Project Properties – Extract annotation text to populate your Project Properties.

  • Import CAD document properties / parameters with buttons on Project Properties –  Populate Project Properties with properties and parameters stored within your CAD files.

  • New extraction settings for Notes – More granular control over filtering the extraction of note annotations.

Here are the details:

Revision Management- Users can now process revisions using this new feature. Revision Management automatically analyzes changes between two CAD files and provides a summary of all annotations that have been removed, modified, or added. Users can choose to have InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD automatically process all of the changes between revisions, or to highlight all changed items in the project, allowing the user to review each item individually. See screenshots below for more details.

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New menu option for Revision Management

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Manual Revision Management change summary with instructions for manual processing.

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Automated Revision Management change summary with user preferences for automatic processing.

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Modified and removed characteristics are highlighted orange and red in the table manager.

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Modified and new annotations are highlighted orange and green in the viewer area.

Characteristic Identification with automatic Balloon Appearance presets- New “Characteristic Identification” feature found within the Ballooning Project Options can be used to predefine a variety of balloon appearance settings that will be automatically applied based on either a customizable Identification Criteria or a selected Classification. This allows users to quickly apply unique balloon appearances to special characteristics for easy identification when performing an inspection.

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Extraction buttons for Project Properties- New extraction buttons for the Project Properties now enable users to extract text from annotations to populate these fields without the need to type.

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New extraction buttons for Project Properties

Import document properties or parameters for Project Properties- New buttons for each Project Property name enable users to automatically populate this data.

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New buttons for importing document properties or parameters to populate Project Properties

New extraction settings for Notes- Users can now choose to automatically filter the extraction of Datums, Flag Notes, and Section View Markers. No longer a need to avoid these undesired Note types with the SmartExtract tool or to manually remove them after extracting.

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  • Elango.P • 215 days ago Hi, How to enable these all updates in my IXOD CAD sotware,is auto update or we did by manual ? Kindly share your guidance with me. Thank you, Elango.P
  • Jeff Cope • 202 days ago The updates are automatic. Technical support can help you if you need some help finding the new features.

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD 2015 SP06 has been released!

10/21/2015  

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD 2015 SP06 Release Notes


InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD continues to be easier to use and offers more flexibility and options for customizing each project. This Service Pack Release (“SP06”) is our 6th major upgrade for this product in 2015, and offers our clients 4 powerful new features and capabilities in addition to a wide variety of other fixes and improvements.



Overview:


InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD is now even easier and more efficient to use!

  • OCR BOM & BOS (Form 1 & 2) data from PDF – Users can import data from Bill of Material or Bill of Specifications documents stored in PDF format.

  • Multiple Default tolerances – This new functionality allows users to define multiple default tolerance tables for a project.

  • Hole/Shaft fit tolerance options – Users can now apply standard hole & shaft fit tolerances right from the Characteristic panel!

  • Auto-populate BOM from CATIA V5/V6 assembly files – InspectionXpert will auotmatically populate the Bill of Material table when when loading supported CATIA V5 or V6 assembly files.

 

Here are the details:

OCR BOM & BOS (Form 1 & 2) data from PDF– Users can import data from Bill of Material or Bill of Specifications documents stored in PDF format using our new ‘Import from PDF’ importPDF button to OCR and map the text.

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Multiple Default tolerances – This new functionality allows users to define multiple default tolerance tables for a project. Additional tolerance table tabs can be added to a project by clicking the add tab button (‘+’) similar to most web browsers. After defining additional tolerances, users may apply to characteristics by using the new ‘Tolerance Type’ drop down menu on the Characteristic panel.

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Hole/Shaft fit tolerance options – Users can now apply standard hole & shaft fit tolerances right from the Characteristic panel! No longer a need to look up and manually enter these values, just pick the correct hole or shaft fit for the characteristic and InspectionXpert will do the rest.

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Auto-populate BOM from CATIA V5/V6 assembly files-When loading a CATIA V5 or V6 assembly file (*.3DXML, *.CATProduct), InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD will now automatically populate the Bill of Material table with any available part information for the assembly subcomponents.

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InspectionXpert OnDemand 2015 SP02 has been released!

7/23/2015

InspectionXpert OnDemand is now 11 times better!

With this release, including 11 great new features, we take a major step toward making our software both easier to use and more powerful. We also make InspectionXpert OnDemand easier to use everywhere, including in on-premise installations (behind the company firewall, on your own servers!).

  • Edit data in the Bill of Characteristics table – Ever wanted to edit the properties of a characteristic in the Table Manager? Now you can!

  • Part labels for MeasurementXpert – Now you can edit the labels for each part header within MeasurementXpert.

  • Selective Measurement Export – More flexibility in publishing reports.

  • Horizontal template support – Now support the publish of characteristic data to Excel horizontally (left to right).

  • Custom Project Property OCR – Use the new OCR buttons to extract text from PDFs.

  • Update Characteristics when changing default tolerances – Now you can edit the Default Tolerances table to update the tolerances and calculated limits of characteristics in your project without the need to edit them manually.

  • New CMMXpert formats supported! – Supported CMM formats continues to grow.

  • Basic & Reference dimension formatting – A new option for use with GDT Font Support.

  • OnDemand update deferral option – Users may now choose to defer updates to InspectionXpert OnDemand.

  • Italian language support – InspectionXpert OnDemand can now be displayed in Italian

 

Exciting News: For those situations such as tight IT security restrictions that prohibit the use of standard InspectionXpert OnDemand this solution eliminates the need for end users to access the internet for launching or licensing the software.

 
  • “On Premise” InspectionXpert OnDemand deployment option – InspectionXpert OnDemand now offers a new “On Premise” option for deployment! Your company network administrators have complete discretion over when updates are applied and  even have the option to set up new InspectionXpert software updates in a separate ‘staging’ location for review and approval prior to rolling out for production use.

One of the powerful benefits of Software as a Service and our OnDemand installation and updates is the availability of the latest version, automatically. We hope you will “share the news” and recommend our software to others. Just send them this link and they can try out InspectionXpert OnDemand and all these new features at no cost.

 

1. Edit data in the Bill of Characteristics table – Ever wanted to edit the properties of a characteristic in the Table Manager? Now users may characteristic data directly in the Table Manager without the need to use the Characteristic Property Manager.

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2. Part labels for MeasurementXpert – Users can now edit the labels for each part header within MeasurementXpert. These Part Labels are published to Excel upon export.

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3. Selective Measurement Export – Excel publish has a new group of settings found under “Measurements”. Within these settings, users may now choose the number of parts to be published to their reports.

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4. Horizontal template support – The InspectionXpert Template Editor and Excel Exporter now support the publish of characteristic data horizontally (left to right).

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5. Custom Project Property OCR – OCR functionality has been added to the Custom Project Properties. Users may now extract text from PDFs to populate these fields using these new OCR buttons.

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6. Update Characteristics when changing default tolerances – Ever realize that your default tolerances were not defined properly after you have already started an InspectionXpert project? Well now you can edit the Default Tolerances table to update the tolerances and calculated limits of characteristics in your project without the need to edit them manually.

7. New CMMXpert formats supported! – With this release, our list of supported CMM formats continues to grow. Below is a list of the new additions:
  • QDMWeb

  • PC-Dmis CSV

  • QVPAK

  • Metrosoft Quartis – CSV

  • PC-DMIS – CSV

  • PC-DMIS – Excel PPAPTxtReport

  • Keyence IM

  • Mitutoyo Microscope

8. Basic & Reference dimension formatting – A new option can now be enabled for use with GDT Font Support to automatically format Basic dimension values with a frame and Reference dimensions surrounded with parenthesis.

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9. OnDemand update deferral option – As of the 2015 SP02 release, users may now choose to defer updates to InspectionXpert OnDemand.

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10. “On Premise” InspectionXpert OnDemand deployment option – InspectionXpert OnDemand now offers a new “On Premise” option for deployment! This solution was designed for use by companies with tight IT security restrictions that prohibit the use of standard InspectionXpert OnDemand deployment and licensing. InspectionXpert “On Premise” is deployed and licensed all within a local network, completely eliminating the need for end users to access the internet for launching or licensing the software. New releases of “On Premise” are posted to InspectionXpert.com and available for download in sync with standard InspectionXpert OnDemand releases. Since the “On Premise” software deployment package is manually downloaded and placed within a company’s  local network, network administrators have complete discretion over when updates are applied. Network administrators even have the option to set up new InspectionXpert software updates in a separate ‘staging’ location for review and approval prior to rolling out for production use. 11. Italian language support – InspectionXpert OnDemand can now be displayed in Italian.   
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  • Raul Hidalgo • 307 days ago Inspection is demand every where.

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD 2015 SP05 has been released!

7/23/2015

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD 2015 SP05 Release Notes

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD continues to be easier to use and offers more flexibility and options for customizing each project. This Service Pack Release (“SP05”) is our 5th major upgrade for this product, and offers our clients 8 new features and capabilities in addition to a variety of other fixes and improvements.

Overview:

InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD is now even easier and more efficient to use!

  • Customizable Balloon Numbering – Users can now quickly establish custom numbering schemes.

  • Add annotation text to CAD files – Now you can add annotation text to CAD files.

  • User defined screen captures for 2D PDF export & excel publish – Reorient and zoom in to a desired area for a custom screen capture to be included in 2D PDFs or Excel reports.

  • Sampling by attributes table – Statistical sampling fields and logic for calculations have been added to the Project Properties.

  • Correlate flag notes – Identify all flag notes with the same value throughout a given CAD file and automatically create a group of flag note characteristics.

  • Drag and drop functionality in BOM and BOS tables – Drag and drop reorder functionality has been applied to the Bill of Material and Specifications tabs of the table manager.

  • Import BOM/BOS data directly from CATIA file properties – CATIA data containing Part Properties or Parameters can be imported automatically and populate desired fields within the Project’s Bill of Materials of Specifications.

  • Improved Surface finish extraction – Characteristic Value for Surface Finish annotations now only displays the properties found on the symbol.

  • Italian language support – InspectionXpert OnDemand can now be displayed in Italian.

All of us at InspectionXpert Corporation, thank you, our users for your great ideas, comments and suggestions! Your insights and feedback is truly appreciated.

Here are the details of each new feature in release SP05:

 
  1. Customizable Balloon Numbering – This highly requested feature will allow users to edit the value of the characteristic number directly within InspectionXpert’s table manager to quickly establish a custom numbering scheme.

 

Edit characteristic number:

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Characteristic list automatically renumbers:

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Right click menu for resetting number customization:

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2. Add annotation text to CAD files – “Create Inspection Characteristic” now has the capability to add annotation text to CAD files. Users simply create a characteristic, place the balloon, and edit the value of the new characteristic!  

Create characteristic:

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Place balloon in desired location:

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Edit characteristic text:

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3. Create user defined screen captures for 2D PDF export & excel publish – New feature added which allows users to reorient and zoom in to a desired area on the currently opened drawing or model, then take a custom screen capture to be included in 2DPDFs or Excel reports.

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4. Sampling by attributes table – Statistical sampling fields have been added to the Project Properties. The values selected determine “AQL”, “Sample Size”, “Accept” & “Reject” fields for each characteristic in the project.

Project Properties User Interface:

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Characteristic User Interface:

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5. Correlate flag notes – This new feature available within the Extraction Settings will identify all flag notes with the same value throughout a given CAD file and automatically create a group of characteristics. This enables inspection planners to quickly fill in associated requirements for each instance of the flag note.

6. Drag and drop functionality in BOM and BOS tables – Drag and drop reorder functionality has been applied to the Bill of Material and Specifications tabs of the table manager.

7. Import BOM/BOS data directly from CATIA file properties – If your CATIA data contains Part Properties or Parameters, this feature will allow the data to be imported automatically and populate desired fields within the Project’s Bill of Materials of Specifications.

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8. Improved Surface finish extraction – Characteristic Value for Surface Finish annotations now only displays the properties found on the symbol, no more surface finish properties with empty values!

9. Italian language support – InspectionXpert OnDemand can now be displayed in Italian.

 
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InspectionXpert OnDemand 2015 SP01 has been released!

5/4/2015   2 comments

InspectionXpert OnDemand is now even easier and faster to use!

As you know, our mission is “Manufacturing quality made simple”, and with this release we take another important step toward making this a reality:

  • We make it easy to get started and stay up to date with “Intro Mode”

  • Take the guess work out of selecting the proper combination of OCR settings and quickly achieve accurate text extraction from your drawings with our new “ExtractionXpert”

  • Aerospace industry users will like having AS9102B report template available for use with Excel export

  • New OCR Dictionary for “acad ISO”, a commonly misread font

  • Using balloons is faster with the new options; “persist balloon settings” from the ribbon menu, and Auto-sizing balloons for automatically setting the size of the balloons.

One of the powerful benefits of Software as a Service and our OnDemand installation and updates is the availability of the latest version, automatically. With this SP01 release, InspectionXpert OnDemand, is now more powerful and easier to use, based on your feedback and comments.

We want to thank you, our users for your continual feedback and ideas. We hope you enjoy the latest new features.

SP01 Details

Intro Mode” – “Intro Mode” provides helpful tips to users as they work with the software. Whether you are new to InspectionXpert or are an experienced user, Intro Mode will help you to increase your efficiency with the software and improve your inspection reports. Some key areas where Intro Mode will help are:

  • GD&T Font installation & use

  • Getting the most out of your custom Project & Excel Report Templates

  • MeasurementXpert

  • OCR Accuracy

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ExtractionXpert – Ever had a drawing that you struggled to get consistent OCR results with? ExtractionXpert takes the guess work out of selecting the proper combination of OCR settings to help you quickly achieve accurate text extraction from your drawings.

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AS9102 Rev B support – An AS9102B report template will now be available for use with Excel export. New Excel export tokens have been added for AS9102B compliance.

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New inspection criteria field “Nonconformance Number” – for improved AS9102 support

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Key characteristic identification in Excel export – For improved AS9102 compliance, InspectionXpert will now identify Key characteristics with an asterisk (*) in Excel export.

 

New OCR Dictionary: “acad ISO” – Newly supported OCR dictionary for this commonly mis read font.

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Persist balloon appearance option – New option to persist balloon settings from the ribbon menu. With this option enabled, users no longer need to change balloon appearance settings within the project options menu.

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Auto size balloons – InspectionXpert will now automatically set the size of the balloons for your project.

 
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  • ix@vmacair.com • 1 years 88 days ago Still need an undo buttom
    • Anthony Whalen • 1 years 76 days ago Undo button would be nice. Fractional Dimensions support