Entries by BuildIT

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Part Inspection using Occipital Structure Sensor and BuildIT Software

We used the Occipital Structure Sensor on an iPad Air 1 to scan a mold part.
The point cloud was imported into BuildIT and compared/analyzed to the nominal CAD data.
The results were impressive, the sensor was surprisingly precise considering its price point.
This video showcases the workflow.
If you have any questions on this process, you can contact us at info@builditsoftware.com Read More Read More

Application Engineer June 2015

BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd.

BuildIT (www.builditsoftware.com) provides easy to use and versatile 3D manufacturing software solutions for part inspection, tool building, assembly and reverse engineering.

Nestled in the heart of Westmount, BuildIT is composed of highly skilled and dynamic individuals and subject matter experts. Working at BuildIT, you’ll be part of a multicultural, diverse and dynamic team working on a variety of projects. BuildIT’s flexible environment encourages individual initiative in order to foster creativity in resolving intricate engineering challenges. Read More Read More

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3 easy steps to rename multiple entities

There are many reasons to rename multiple entities at a time, however, this will most often occur when you have measured a series of points using the default name.  Once you have completed all of your measurements, it is common to modify the series to give it a more meaningful or descriptive name.  These simple steps will enable you to rename a series of entities/measurements to all have the same name with a number appended (eg. MeasurementPt1, MeasurementPt2, MeasurementPt3, etc…). Read More Read More

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Using Unicode Characters to Augment Your Annotations

Why would you use Unicode characters in BuildIT?

In BuildIT 2015 we added the possibility to use Unicode characters throughout the software. In addition to multi-language compatibility, these characters contain various images that can be useful for identification and representation purposes. A unique use of this feature is the placement of arrows in the annotations and measure control to label the deviations. Read More Read More

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How To Create Custom Deviation Labels

Why would you create custom deviation labels?

Custom deviation labels can help facilitate the comprehension of screenshots and reports by using meaningful reference names.This can be useful when making alignment adjustments in relation to large objects, or when presenting an inspection to a client who is unfamiliar with the type of work or report. Read More Read More

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Quick Guide: Merging surfaces

Why would you merge your surfaces?

Most CAD software programs, such as CATIA and SolidWorks, create cylinders and spheres as two halves of the respective entity.  This quick guide will help you to clean up your manager tree and simplify your inspections by re-creating complete cylinders, cones, planes and spheres by merging surfaces. Read More Read More

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BuildIT Releases Latest Version of 3D Metrology Software – BuildIT 2015

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. Read More Read More