Creating a Machine Vision inspection involves three core steps: setting a master image, configuring an inspection, and testing it on captured images.
Note: Please use Google Chrome for optimal results.
Begin by selecting the “Camera” tab in the top right navigation bar, bringing you to a live view of what your camera currently sees. Place a product you’d like to inspect within the camera’s field of view, then use the Focus and Internal Light settings on the right side to produce a clear view of your product. You can find more on how to refine your camera settings here
Once you’re satisfied with the image, click on “Set as Master Image” at the bottom of the screen to set the current view as the master image. The page will automatically bring you to the “Inspect” tab.
Once you’re on the “Inspect” tab, click on the “Add Inspection” button to bring up a list of available inspection tools. Selecting one will bring up the specific settings for that tool.
In the example below, I’ve selected the Text tool which now provides me with an adjustable bounding box and tool-specific settings on the right side. Once you’ve adjusted these settings for your specific image, click on the “Save” button at the bottom to make this inspection active. If you’d like, you can create and save additional inspections in this tab.
Testing on captured images
Once you’ve saved your desired inspections, navigate to the “Test” tab on the top right. Clicking on the “Take a Picture” button will capture an image of the view your camera currently sees and apply your saved inspections.
Captured images that pass your inspections will be highlighted in green, while those that fail will be highlighted in red. The “Results” column on the right provides a summary of inspection outcomes, and if you return to the “Inspect” tab to change any inspections, you can rerun your previously captured images against your new inspections.