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BuildIT 2016 SP1 is Now Available!

Service pack 1 for BuildIT 2016 is now available for download. Please view the full release notes for more detailed information.


BITS-2461 Modified the model import where GD&T Features will not be imported if their associated geometries are not imported
BITS-2919 Improved the object picking in Wireframe mode
BITS-2856 Modified the Point Inspection Annotation command to reference the associated Actual Point if no Nominal is found
BITS-2944 Added Show Details option for elements of pattern features in the new entity-based reporting scheme

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Datum Reference Frame (DRF) in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T): An explanation with figures

A datum reference frame is a coordinate system against which the geometric dimensions and tolerances of a part are defined. The main function of the datum reference frame is to specify a foundation for the inspection of the part. It is the common coordinate system of all tolerance zones. Without this common coordinate system, product definition is unclear, rendering the inspection results unreliable. Read More Read More

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BuildIT Releases Latest Version of 3D Metrology Software – BuildIT 2016

BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of BuildIT 2016, a major update to the 3D metrology software.  BuildIT 2016 adds many new features and improvements including updates to the UI, redesigned customized reporting, enhancements to process automation capabilities and new GD&T functionality featuring the optimization of evaluations using MMC on datums in DRF. Read More Read More

Photogrammetry in Cultural Heritage: Comparison of Results Between iPad and DSLR Cameras

If 800 people are working on the iPhone camera, would this mean that smartphone / tablet cameras will soon match the performance of DSLRs?

The short answer is « No », as long as the camera sensor size is not increased.  A larger camera sensor allows the capture of more light and reduces noise levels. Their applicability to smartphones / tablets will always be limited, however, since a larger sensor size would also require a larger lens, which would not be very practical for a smart device. Read More Read More