Entrées par Renaud Gaboriault Bédard

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Surface Inspection Annotation

BuildIT allows users to perform quick and easy inspections. It also enables users to perform analysis and produce reports that are both detailed and simple to generate.

The Surface Inspection Annotation command is a good example of BuildIT’s ease of use. Without performing a complete analysis on a part or an entity you are inspecting, you can evaluate a single measurement at a time. This command also allows you to manually annotate measurements in order to convey information in a way that is clear and simple. Read More Read More

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Essential steps to filter between CAD objects in BuildIT

Last week, we saw how to make use of the Show and NoShow Views in order to unclutter a CAD model and work more efficiently by using these two layers in an optimized way. In this article, we will use the NoShow View to differentiate between various elements of the model in order to take them out of Display or delete them altogether to make our model more responsive. As mentioned in last week’s article, the View toolbar menu contains three useful options to send elements to the NoShow View. Let’s review them quickly: Read More Read More

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Tricks to Customize the User Interface

By default, the Object Manager, the Command Window and the Process tab are grouped in the panel located on the right-hand side of the screen. Most users want to have their options displayed that way (Personally, I do), so here is an easy way to put it back in place if it is ever accidentally displaced. Simply hold down the panel’s top bar and drag it to the positioning arrows that appear on screen. Read More Read More

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Handy Tips for Importing Models

There are two ways to add a model in BuildIT:  Open and Import.  While the Open command flushes any open model before adding the new one, the Import command will simply add the file to the current working one, making it very useful to merge different files together. BuildIT supports a wide range of CAD formats which can be imported in this fashion, including BuildIT files (*.buildit extension) Read More Read More