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GOM Inspect Professional - Powerful 3D scanning and inspection software


GOM Inspect Professional Software

Powerful Standalone 3D Inspection Software




GOM Inspect Professional takes Free GOM Inspect software to a new level.  It advances dimensional analysis of 3D point clouds with a plethora of intelligent functionalities featuring point cloud editing, parametric inspection, traceable evaluation, comprehensive reporting and much more.  This standalone software works with other measurement systems (i.e. white/blue  structured light scanners, laser scanners, CTs, etc…).  

GOM Inspect Professional is independently tested and certified by German and American national measurement laboratories (PTB and NIST). The accuracy of the evaluation software is verified by comparing the results obtained from the software with reference results and has been placed in class 1, the class of the smallest deviations.

Free GOM Inspect software for 3D scanning and inspection analysis


Data Import

CAD Data (standard)
CAD data (native) *MBD / PMI Measuring plans Point clouds (3D scanner)
 • IGES  • SolidWorks  • ASCII  • G3D - ATOS
 • STEP 203/214  • CATIA (v4, v5, v6)  • CSV  • STL
 • VDA  • Siemens NX (Unigraphics)  • FTA  • ASCII
 • JT-Open  • Pro/ENGINEER PRT  • ...  • POL
 • STL  • Parasolid (.x_t* and .x_b*)    • PSL
   • SAT    
  *MBD / PMI data depends on software and version    

Highlighted Features


Polygon Mesh

3D meshes are calculated from 3D point clouds for visulization, simulation, reverse engineering and CAD comparison.  Meshes can be exported to a number of standard formats such as STL, G3D, JT Open, ASCII and PLY.

Free GOM Inspect: Data from 3D scanners, laser scanners, CT scanners, CMMs and other sources can be imported and polygonized.  

GOM Inspect Professional - Powerful 3D scanning and inspection software

Mesh Processing

Polygon meshes can be smoothed, thinned and refined.  In addition, holes in the mesh can be filled and curvatures extracted.  The mesh is processed using curvature-based algorithms and tolerances.  The software provides the user with a live preview of each processing step before executing.  

Free GOM Inspect: Includes all mesh processing functions.

 GOM Inspect software for dimensional analysis and inspection of 3D scanning data

Parametric Inspection

Instead of using a macro engine, every single element knows its path of creation within the software structure. All processes and evaluation steps are completely traceable, mapped, interlinked, and can be easily modified or adjusted. A one-button feature updates all dependent elements automatically after changes.

Free GOM Inspect: Parametric Inspection cannot be carried out in the free software.  

GOM Inspect Professional - Powerful 3D scanning and inspection software


From element creation to final result, each step is comprehensively traced for process integrity.  The exact creation parameters and measurement/point selection of any element are traced back to the origin.

Free GOM Inspect: Parametric Inspection is a passive module in the free software package.  All evaluation steps for an element can be traced but not adjusted or modified.  


GOM Inspect Professional - Powerful 3D scanning and inspection software

Teaching by Doing

Any completed evaluation can be easily applied to two or more parts to help save time and costs by reducing redundant tasks.  Due to the parametric design, the software automatically stores each individual inspection step.  All evaluation steps can be operated without scripting, previous planning or user intervention, so that no time is spent on programming.  

Free GOM Inspect: This is not available.

 GOM Inspect Professional - Powerful 3D scanning and inspection software

CAD / Measurement Plan Import

Neutral CAD formats such as IGES, JT Open and STEP, as well as native formats like CATIA, NX, Solidworks and Pro/E, can be imported into GOM Inspect Professional at no extra cost.  In addition, measurement plans in CSV, DMI, ASCII, IPP and FTA data formats can be imported as the basis for dimensioning and inspection.  The individual data formats are imported via drag & drop and are automatically identified and assigned by the software.  

Free GOM Inspect: Only neutral CAD formats and measurement plans can be imported and read. 

GOM Inspect Professional - CAD / Measurement Plan Import


Contains all standard alignment functions.  These include RPS alignment, hierarchical alignment based on geometry elements, reference points and various best-fit procedures such as global best-fit and local best fit.  Customers can also use their own specific alignments, for example- turbine blades, balanced beam or equalized nested alignments.  

Free GOM Inspect: Comes with all standard alignment functions.  User-defined alignments can be displayed, but not modified.

GOM Inspect Professional Software - Alignments

CAD Comparison

The computed polygon meshes describe free-form surfaces and primitives.  These can be verified by comparing surfaces with a technical drawing or directly to CAD.  A 3D analysis of surfaces as well as a 2D analysis of sections or points can be implemented in the software.  CAD based generation of primitives such as lines, planes, circles or cylinders is also possible.

Free GOM Inspect: All inspection and CAD comparison tools are available.  

GOM Inspect Professional software CAD comparison


The I-Inspect button stands for "intelligent inspection" and guides operators through the inspection process.  I-Inspect suggests suitable measurement principles and inspection criteria for the selected element.  With I-Inspect, complex inspection tasks can be implemented quickily and easily.  

Free GOM Inspect: I-Inspect is available without any restrictions.  

GOM Inspect Professional Software - I-Inspect

GD&T Analysis

In contrast to basic measurement analysis, GD&T analysis focuses on the functional aspect of a part.  The software conforms to ASME and ISO standards and allows extensive GD&T analysis, including planarity, parallelism and cylindricity, two-point distances, maximum material conditions as well as position tolerance in local and global coordinate systems.  

Free GOM Inspect: Full GD&T analysis functions are available.

GOM Inspect Professional Software - GD&T Analysis

Trend, SPC and Deformation Analysis

Trend analysis helps monitor manufacturing and production trends to detect and prevent possible issues.  This feature examines and reports the change in shape and morphing of geometry.  These essential software tools are utilized to better understand manufacturing processes for a faster root cause analysis. With the software’s parametric inspection functionality these features can be applied to multiple data sets.  This allows for full-field evaluation of several parts or stages within a single project and offers functionalities for determining statistical anaysis values such as Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Min, Max Avg and Sigma.

Free GOM Inspect: Functions for trend analysis are fully intergrated in GOM Inspect; however, trend projects cannot be generated.  

GOM Inspect Professional - Powerful 3D scanning and inspection software

Golden Mesh

For many applications, the Golden Mesh is required by either finding the best mesh or calculating an average mesh. The best mesh is an original mesh, which is determined to have the least deviation from an average data set. The average mesh is a new mesh, which is calculated based on a set of multiple meshes. When determined, the Golden Mesh can be exported as STL for reverse engineering to CAD or used as a reference for future part inspection.

GOM Inspect Professional Software - Golden Mesh

Airfoil Inspection

GOM Inspect Professional includes advanced industry-focused inspection evaluations.  Native quality control functionality for the analysis of airfoils and turbine blades include: inspection of profile mean line, profile centroid and profile thickness of turbine blades on the basis of 2D sections.  The profile's center of gravity, radii and twist can also be calculated.  

Free GOM Inspect: Full airfoil inspection functionality is available.  

 GOM Inspect Professional Software Airfoil Inspection Feature

Curve-Based Inspection

GOM Inspect Professional closes the gap between point-based and surface-based inspection.  Full-field digitized data is used to apply construction functions for curves and to visualize their individual properties.  For example, Edge Curves can be captured, radii and character lines analyzed and spline curves created.  Flush & Gap analysis is another element provided in curve-based inspection.  

Free GOM Inspect: All curve functions can be applied.

GOM Inspect Professional Software - Curve-Based Inspection

Point-Based Inspection

All evaluation functions can also be used on point clouds.  For example, this includes measurement of distances between individual points and a comparison of points with the CAD model.  Construction functions can then be applied to created geometry elements based on several points.  This allows GD&T analysis on the generated elements, including flatness, cylindricity or positional accuracy.  

Free GOM Inspect: All point based inspection functions can be applied.  

GOM Inspect Professional Software - Point-Based Inspection

Point-Based Motion and Deformation Analysis

Analysis of motion and deformation is carried out using a component concept.  Points are divided into coherent groups and defined as components.  Transformations or corrections to rigid body movements can then be calculated for these components.  6DoF (degrees of freedom) analysis can be applied to determine the translation and rotation movements in all directions.  Vector fields then help visualize point movements and deformation over time.  

Free GOM Inspect: Existing data can be processed.  


 GOM Inspect Professional Software - Point-Based Motion and Deformation Analysis

Virtual Measuring Room (VMR) Add-On Module

VMR is a fully integrated solution to advance metrology automation.  It enables the execution of automated measurements: import of measurement plans, offline and online programming, automatic sensor positioning, 3D measurement simulation, collision control, safety, data capturing, inspection and reporting.

Free GOM Inspect: Can only be used as a viewer.

GOM Inspect Professional Software Virtual Measuring Room Module for Automated 3D Metrology


The reporting module enables users to create reports containing snapshots, images, tables, diagrams, text and graphics.  The results can be presented and edited in the user interface as well as exported to a PDF document.  Custom templates are reusable and each snapshot is stored in a report can be restored in the 3D window.  

Free GOM Inspect: Reporting functions are available; however, it is not possible to create personalized report pages.  




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