What is Compare2CAD?

SolidWorks CAD Compare2CAD is an add-in for SolidWorks for inspection and metrology.

Using a measuring arm, Compare2CAD turns your CMM into an easy-to-use tool to compare features between your SolidWorks model and the real part.

Probing 2D features (slots and circles) and 3D features (spheres and cylinders) are only some of the inspection tools available in Compare2CAD.


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Compare2CAD Features

  • Datum Alignment – Use features in your model to define a coordinate system on the part.
  • Inspection Plan – Create a list of features to inspect.
  • Deviation Map – Locate high deviation areas using rainbow style color maps.
  • Playback - Execute inspection plans on multiple parts.
  • Reporting – Create professional PDF reports and export CSV files to be used in SolidWorks Inspector.



You can try out Compare2CAD for free with a 14 day long trial License.

You can issue your trial Compare2CAD license from the Compare2CAD software. Warning: You must issue a Trial License to be able to upgrade it to a Premium License and to purchase support for that License. To purchase a Premium License or to add support for that License visit your License Manager.

Supported CMMs

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MicroScribe arms Romer arms with
WinRDS or RDS driver

Kreon arms


Karbon Optical CMM

Getting Started

  1. Register or login at the top of this page.
  2. Go to 'Downloads' and follow the instructions.
  3. Install Compare2CAD.
  4. Start Compare2CAD and request a trial license.
  5. Read the User Manual and watch the video tutorials to learn Compare2CAD.
Click here for more information
about Compare2CAD installation process.


System Requirements

  • Faro arms with USB connection, Romer, MicroScribe or
    Kreon arms.  Also with Karbon Optical CMM.
  • SolidWorks 2010 SP1 - 2017
    (64 bit)
  • Computer with Windows 7 64 bit or later operating system


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