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Same solution, different name

Same solution, different name

The success story of the GOM software has reached the next milestone: Since 2023, our software has a new name: ZEISS INSPECT.

True to the catchphrase ‘Same solution, different name’, the software remains what it is: Your industry standard for metrological inspections and evaluations. What do you use to control your measuring system? What do you use to perform evaluations? What do you use to carry out GD&T analyses? What do you use to create your measuring reports? The answer is always the same, but just with a new name: ZEISS INSPECT.

What's new?

Although our metrology software will be renamed, it will still include all the functions of the GOM software and become even more powerful: This year’s development cycle was dedicated to optimizing and amending analysis functions. With Release 2023, new functions will also be added to ZEISS INSPECT.

ZEISS INSPECT is the core of our metrology software, complemented by industry-specific variants. These variants are pre-configured and immediately ready for use in the relevant application or task. Consequently, GOM Inspect for inspecting and evaluating 3D measuring data will become ZEISS INSPECT Optical 3D. Our specialist GOM Volume Inspect for analyzing volume data will become ZEISS INSPECT X-Ray. GOM Correlate for analyzing movements and deformations will become ZEISS INSPECT Correlate. For customers from the aerospace industry, all the special evaluation features of GOM Blade Inspect will be available in ZEISS INSPECT Airfoil.

That much is clear: The common denominator is ZEISS INSPECT – our metrology software that will be available for all technologies and applications in the future.

What does that mean for you?

Being part of the active user community, you already appreciate the powerful inspection software? Here is the good news: While ZEISS INSPECT will contain the same functions as before and many more on top, it can be used even more flexibly and will be compatible with all measuring systems.

Why the new name?

All software products under the same roof and the same name. We at ZEISS would like to make our product range more flexible and simple for our customers. Our vision is a metrology software that is capable of everything: ZEISS INSPECT. As specialists for optical metrology, we have continuously evolved. With GOM Inspect, we created the keystone of our software portfolio. Little by little, this foundation was amended by other products for special metrological requirements.

Did you know that the current software is based on a complete redevelopment from 2009? This redevelopment was necessary to implement two essential functionalities: the principle of parametric design and the virtual measuring room.

What we know for sure: We can only live up to your challenges if we continuously improve ourselves and our software products. With ZEISS INSPECT, we have this solution for you. With regard to future metrological challenges, the right answer will always be ZEISS INSPECT.

Software museum

  • The history of the GOM software

  • 2010

    GOM Inspect

    The first free inspection software on the market with an almost complete range of functions. The goal was clear: to enable easy access to 3D inspection.

  • 2015

    GOM Correlate

    GOM Correlate made it possible to analyze dynamic processes with subpixel accuracy using digital image correlation and point tracking algorithms. The software is used in the fields of research and education and materials testing.

  • 2021

    GOM Volume Inspect, GOM Blade Inspect

    In 2021, the ZEISS Quality Suite (formerly GOM Suite) was released, and along with it the two new products GOM Volume Inspect for analyzing volume data and GOM Blade Inspect as a specialist solution for inspecting blades and airfoils.

  • 2023


    One software for all applications: ZEISS INSPECT is the new software that will cover all measurement technologies in the future.

Four variants for your measurement success

With ZEISS INSPECT, the world of measurement technology is at your feet. But because measurement technology is so multifaceted, ZEISS INSPECT comes in four variants. Whether you want to analyze surfaces, volume data, or motion sequences or meet specific challenges in aerospace – ZEISS INSPECT has just the right software variant for your needs.

Do you still have any questions?

Different name

  • In 2019, the ZEISS Group acquired GOM as a company and integrated it into the division ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions. As a part of ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions, Carl Zeiss GOM Metrology GmbH has increased its powerful technology and software portfolio in the fields of metrology and quality assurance even more. With release 2023, the integration into ZEISS will also become visible in all software products. Our software portfolio is dedicated to make your everyday metrological challenges as easy as possible.

    To do so, we focus on the ZEISS Quality Suite as the central touch point: Due to the integration of other products throughout the year, it enables you to work seamlessly across products. Next to software products, it also provides to users offers and services in one location, such as direct access to eLearning courses, updates, news and apps. The metrology software ZEISS INSPECT is the core of our ZEISS Quality Suite. It visualizes quality in a simple way and will provide more and more business flexibility in the future. A key advantage is the technological independence: In the future, ZEISS INSPECT will be compatible with all measuring systems – both devices by ZEISS and by other manufacturers. This will considerably reduce the training expenditure.

  • Next to a number of developments and new features, the current software release 2023 also provides a uniform name concept for all software products. Each name reflects the respective technology:

    • GOM Inspect becomes ZEISS INSPECT Optical 3D
    • GOM Volume Inspect becomes ZEISS INSPECT X-Ray
    • GOM Blade Inspect becomes ZEISS INSPECT Airfoil
    • GOM Correlate becomes ZEISS INSPECT Correlate
  • Good news for the large user community: With your update to release 2023, the GOM software will be automatically converted to ZEISS INSPECT. You can use the inspection software as usual and do not have to do anything.

  • Yes, please run the ZEISS Quality Suite update available with software release 2023. You can then log in and install ZEISS INSPECT.

  • There will be the ZEISS INSPECT Viewer for viewing projects. For editing these, there will be Free and Pro licenses for the different product variants of ZEISS INSPECT, which can be used flexibly.

Same solution

  • Equipped with a new name and new functions, the new metrology software will continue to cover the entire workflow from the measurement through to final result report. ZEISS INSPECT remains the industry standard for inspections and evaluations.

  • As part of the active user community, you already appreciate the powerful inspection software? The good news is: While ZEISS INSPECT has the same functions, it can be configured more flexibly as of now.

  • ZEISS INSPECT includes all functions of the respective GOM software. This means: All functionalities remain unchanged. This year’s development cycle was also dedicated to optimizing and amending analysis functions. Next to these developments, release 2023 will offer several new functions as usual.

  • ZEISS INSPECT helps you to perform simple or complex inspection tasks throughout the entire inspection process – from scanning the part to be inspected to mesh editing, CAD import, required GD&T computations, trend analyses, digital assembly or proprietary inspection to final reporting.

  • Both the free software version and the Viewer, now called ZEISS INSPECT Viewer, will remain available as free applications in ZEISS INSPECT in 2023. If you do not want to purchase the full version after the expiry of the trial version, you can continue to use the free version. The ZEISS INSPECT Viewer enables you to visualize measuring results and assess them together with your team.

  • Yes. While the free software remains, some of its features will be moved to the Pro version.

Update information

  • If you have concluded a Software Maintenance Agreement or are using a free license, you can simply run the update for the new version of the ZEISS Quality Suite. Then, log in and install ZEISS INSPECT. Without an SMA, you can continue to use your current version without any restrictions. However, you will not be able to see the new name. Or you can purchase the upgrade, then you will have access to all the new functions.

  • Yes, please run the ZEISS Quality Suite update available with software release 2023. You can then log in and install ZEISS INSPECT.

  • In ZEISS INSPECT, software options and packages already purchased by you are still available. No further action on your part is required.

  • The new ZEISS INSPECT will not entail any extra costs. As before, you have full access to powerful features for each application and the opportunity to compile licenses according to your needs.

User information

  • The migration of the GOM ID to the ZEISS ID has already been completed in spring 2023. Thus, you do not have to register again in ZEISS INSPECT. Contact your local support contact if you have not received any relevant information yet.

  • Your licenses will remain unchanged. You can use the software as usual – just with a new name.

  • You do not have to do anything – all your projects and legacy data will be automatically transferred to ZEISS INSPECT within the course of the update.

  • Yes, they are. The change of name does not affect compatibility. Note that projects saved in a newer software version are not backward compatible to older versions.

  • Yes, the ZEISS Quality Suite allows you to choose which version you want to work with.

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