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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In-Sight Explorer is Cognex's powerful and fully integrated vision sensor programming software. The In-Sight software allows you to Connect, Configure, Emulate, Operate, and Maintain your Vision Systems all from an integrated user environment.

This class focuses on In-Sight Explorer’s Spreadsheet programming environment. The Spreadsheet software interface offers complete control of the Cognex In-Sight Vision System and provides advanced functionality. Using an Excel like programming interface you are able to build and deploy applications from simple to incredibly complex without restrictions.

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.

Topics Covered:
  • InSight Hardware Overview
  • Imaging, Acquisition Settings & Calibration
  • Location Tools such as PatMax & PatMax Redline Tools
  • Presence/Absence Tools such as Blobs, Histograms and Edges
  • Digital I/O
  • Network Communications Options
  • Emulator
  • Operator Interfaces
  • System Deployment
  • Lighting
  • InspectEdge Tools
  • OCRMax Tools
  • Color Tools


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. 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 Training (3 Days)


Gibson Engineering, Norwood, MA