Welding Software is a general term for welding related software, i.e. applications addressing variety of topics associated with the welding industry, including base metal selection software, filler metal selection, machine welding settings/instructions, weld automation and tracking, welding code reference, welding documentation (Procedures and Personnel), welding gas distribution & supply, welding health & safety, welding inspection, welding material tracking, weld imaging / measurement, welding patterns and layouts, welding planning, welding production management, welding robotics, welding simulation and optimization, and other categories continuously being introduced.
For Welding Quality Assurance
Welding management software for quality assurance must include the ability to do weld mapping and provide complete traceability. Weld mapping is the process of assigning information to a weld joint to enable easy identification of its design (WPS), production (welders, their qualifications, date welded), quality (visual inspection, NDT) and traceability (heat numbers of materials joined & welding consumables). For full traceability, the final documentation produced for quality assurance must also incorporate a pictorial identification to represent the weld number on the fabrication drawing, in case the designer does not nominate a weld number. Without this information, the end user will not be able to physically locate the weld joint. With Smart Welding Manager, a welding quality management software that offers a drawing annotation system in its desktop as well as tablet versions, compliance to ISO 9001 and EN 729 can be achieved with full traceability.