Summary

This section describes the steps to follow when running a barcode inspection.

Steps


Step 1: Load Electronic Files

Note: Users can skip to Step 2 in case of Loading Scanned Files.

To inspect barcodes in a master file:

  • Click on the File Menu icon on the top panel then click Load Master or click in the Master panel to launch the load-file window. The Master image loads in the Master panel.

Or,

  • You can also load a file by using "drag and drop."

  • If the file is a PDF:

    • The integrated PDF Options Panel displays.

    • Prepare the Master image using the PDF Options Panel tools, if required.

then,

  • Click on the File Menu icon on the top panel then Load Sample or click in the Sample panel to start repeating the process to load sample files.


Step 2: Load Scanned Files

Note: Users can skip Step 2 if Electronic File is being loaded.

Ensure Show Scanner Interface is checked on in the Preferences window.

  • Click on Load from Scanner then Select Source.

  • Select the applicable scanner from the Scanner Selection window and click Select.

Or,

  • Click on Load from Scanner then Scan Master to scan the Master document. Once scanned the image loads in the Master panel.

then,

  • Click on Load from Scanner then Scan Sample to scan the Sample document. Once scanned the image loads in the Sample panel.


Step 3: Select an Action

To inspect a master file for barcodes:

  • Click Action then Inspect Master (for masters placed in the Master panel).

To inspect a sample file for barcodes:

  • Click Action → then Inspect Sample (for samples placed in the Sample panel).

To inspect multi-page files or multiple files for barcodes:

  • Click Action then Inspect Master (All Pages) (for masters placed in the Master panel).

  • Click Action then Inspect Sample (All Pages) (for samples placed in the Sample panel).


Step 4: Select Profile

Before performing an inspection, the action and profile for the Barcode Inspection Mode must be set.

  • Click the arrow on the Profile drop-down menu to access the different options, each of which has its parameters configured a certain way to best accommodate specific scenarios.

  • Click Profile. Then select the profile that best suits your inspection needs from the drop-down menu.

The following default profiles are installed with the system:

1

Profile

Description

2

Default

Inspect master or sample files with barcodes in horizontal or vertical orientations

3

Rotated

Inspect master or sample files with rotated barcodes; Detection speed is slightly slower

Users can also choose to have their own customized profiles. In order to customize your Barcode profile:

  • Select on Profile  → then click on Manage.

  • Click Add in Barcode Profiles and enter the custom parameters.

Note: For EAN-13, UPC-A, and UPC-E barcodes the height of the symbol at the nominal size is 22.85 millimeters (0.900 inches). The nominal size is 100% magnification. Therefore, at 300 dpi, the height should be less than 300 pixels. If not, this can result in separate magnification values for Default and Rotated profiles.


Step 5: Run the Inspection

  • Click Inspect and the results display in the Inspection View.


Step 6: View the Results

To view the inspected file:

  • To review the difference list navigate through them using either keyboard arrows or by clicking on each difference.

  • Use the trackwheel to zoom in or out.

  • Hold the left mouse button and move it around to pan the image.


Step 7: Go through differences to assign levels and comments


Step 8: Modifying/Resetting Inspection Results


Step 9: Generate the Report

  • Click the Report icon.

Note: If Digimarc support is enabled, all information regarding that aspect of the inspection is found appended to the PDF report. No other action is required on the part of the user.