In automotive industry there is an interest of controlling the shape of a large number of identical components on-line in the manufacturing process. We propose a method to do this by capturing a digital hologram of the object and then using information from its computer aided design (CAD) model to calculate the shape and determine the agreement between the manufactured object and the CAD-model. The holographic recording of the object is done using dual wavelengths with a synthetic wavelength of approximately 400 μm. The optical measurement results in a wrapped phase map with the phase values in the interval [ − π, π]. Each phase interval represents a depth distance on the object of about 0.2 mm. The phase unwrapping is done iteratively using information from the CAD-model. This implies that it is possible to measure large discontinuities on the surface of the measured object. The method also gives a point-to-point correspondence between the measurement and the CAD-model which is vital for tolerance control.