This training is also available upon request. Please contact us to schedule and customize this training to meet your unique requirement at [email protected]


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This in-person custom training class has been developed with the goal to provide participants with information on how to use both the hardware and software of Cognex In-Sight Vision Systems. The syllabus was created using student feedback from previous training classes.

Cognex – Spreadsheets Max Training has been developed to give new or limited experience In-Sight users a 3-day overview of the hardware and software used by Cognex In-Sight vision systems. With the focus on getting the most from the In-Sight Explorer Spreadsheets interface, users learn how to walk through the process of setting up a vision application using spreadsheet programming best practices. Students will learn how to use vision tools and associated functions in the spreadsheets environment to solve real-world applications.

Who should attend

Anyone who is responsible for production, quality, automation, maintenance, and system integration or engineering in a manufacturing environment. Those just interested in learning about machine vision will also gain valuable knowledge. The course material is applicable for all In-Sight Vision Systems. This course is not intended for In-Sight 2000 Vision Sensors.

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Attendees will learn how to use the Cognex In-Sight Explorer with Spreadsheet software interface.

Class Syllabus:

Day 1:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Hardware and Connections
  • Spreadsheets & Image Acquisition
  • Patterns and Logic
  • Histogram and Edges
  • Blob tools and Image filters

*Hands on lab exercises following each section

Day 2:

  • Review & Questions
  • Calibration, Cell State, ERR’s
  • Discrete IO
  • Networking
  • Operator Interface
  • Deployment & Maintenance
  • Lighting & Lensing

*Hands on lab exercises following each section

Day 3:

  • Review & Questions
  • Standard Tools Exam
  • PatMax & PatMax Redline

Optional topics to be covered as time and interest dictate.

  • Inspect Edge
  • OCR Max
  • Color Tools
  • EZ Builder Overview


Please click on the Registration Link to see the location of the training. Some trainings are in-person at one of our training facilities and some are held on-line. The requirements change based on whether the training is in-person or online. Please see below.

In-Person Class Details

In-person classes utilize hardware provided by Gibson Engineering at our training facilities. Class includes a light breakfast and lunch. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops with the In-Sight software preinstalled. This software is a free download from Cognex’s website.

Online Class Details

Currently this class is not available online and is only being presented in person.

Upcoming Sessions

Cognex Insight Spreadsheet Max Training (3 Days)


Norwood, MA

Cognex Insight Spreadsheet Max Training (3 Days)


Victor, NY