BuildIT releases version 2016.5 of 3D metrology software

July 27, 2016 BuildIT

BuildIT 2016.5

BuildIT’s latest version adds numerous scanning and meshing features

Montreal, QC, July 2016 – BuildIT Software & Solutions is pleased to announce the release of BuildIT 2016.5, an update to the 3D metrology software.  BuildIT 2016.5 adds many new features and improvements including new automation functionality, additions to our GD&T capabilities, and numerous large point cloud handling and meshing features.

BuildIT enables quick and easy dimensional inspection of manufactured parts and assemblies for tool building, assembly, alignment, process automation, quality control and reverse engineering.  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. Advanced point cloud processing and STL mesh generation features extend the software’s capabilities to reverse engineering applications such as 3D printing, rapid prototyping and CFD analysis.

Key features include CAD-to-part inspection, GD&T analysis, creation of flexible automated processes, and generation of extensive customizable reports.  The software is multi-device compatible, interfacing in real-time with a variety of probing and scanning measurement devices from all major hardware vendors, including FARO, Leica, Romer, API, Creaform, Nikon, Kreon and AICON, to enable 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, STL), 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.

A free trial of the latest version is available for download on the company website at:

About BuildIT Software & Solutions

BuildIT develops and distributes custom and off-the-shelf 3D software solutions that interface with measurement devices for real-time part inspection, tool building, assembly, alignment, measurement process automation, reverse engineering and quality control in advanced manufacturing. Situated in Montreal, Quebec, BuildIT has gained the trust and partnership of many of the world’s largest civil and defense contractors and has been instrumental in global programs such as the JSF F-35. BuildIT Software & Solutions is a division of FARO Technologies Canada, Inc.

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