BuildIT’s latest version release adds numerous features including meshing capabilities
Montreal, QC, February 2015 – BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of BuildIT 2015, a major update to the 3D metrology software. BuildIT 2015 adds many new features and improvements including cloud-handling and mesh creation for reverse engineering, import/export compatibility with Autodesk’s AutoCAD software, enhancements to the object manager, inspect geometry command and GD&T workflows, and much more. BuildIT 2015’s advanced point cloud processing and new STL mesh generation feature expands BuildIT’s capabilities to reverse engineering applications such as 3D printing, rapid prototyping and CFD analysis.
BuildIT enables quick and easy dimensional inspection of manufactured parts and assemblies for tool building, assembly, alignment, process automation and quality control. With both numerical and graphical feedback of real-time deviations, BuildIT allows users to position parts with micrometer accuracy for high-precision assembly and alignment applications. Key features include CAD-to-part inspection, GD&T analysis, creation of custom automated processes and generation of extensive reports.
The software interfaces in real-time with a variety of probing and scanning measurement devices from all major hardware vendors, including FARO, Leica, Romer, API, Creaform and AICON, enabling the quick and efficient acquisition of dimensional information from a tool or part. BuildIT directly reads 3D CAD files from native (CATIA®V4 V5 V6, NX, Parasolid, CREO (Pro/E), Inventor, SolidWorks, AutoCAD) or neutral formats (IGES, STEP, SAT, JT), as well as GD&T, FTA and NX-PMI assembly level data for model based inspection and assembly.
In addition, BuildIT imports measured point data from external sources for maximum compatibility. BuildIT supports DML export, enabling Statistical Process Control (SPC) through DPV, a Siemens PLM product. The ability to perform a statistical analysis of the manufacturing process complements BuildIT’s core offering by expanding the use of the analysis data into control charts to reduce waste and increase product conformity. A free trial of the latest version is available for download on the right.