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BuildIT 2017.5 SP1 Now Available

Service pack 1 for BuildIT 2017.5 is now available for download. Please view the full release notes for more detailed information.

2017.5 SP1 Enhancements
BITS-3975 Added support for FARO Quantum S arm
BITS-5128 Added support for locking the cylinder/circle orientation in measurement commands

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Software Metrology VS Classical Metrology: More Information, More Flexibility, More Robustness

Figure 1 Software metrology versus classical metrology

In this blog post, we will take a look at the advantages of software metrology over classical metrology, comparing the level of information that can be obtained for workflows used to achieve similar goals.

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Classical Metrology

With a hard gauge, such as a go/no-go gauge shown on the left in Figure 1, one can only determine if the part dimensions lie within the tolerance limits, and the decision is binary; pass or fail. Read More


BuildIT Projector Now Available

BuildIT Projector

Now Available!  BuildIT Projector is a modern and intuitive software solution used to generate and plan your laser projection workflows. With user-friendliness as one of its core strengths, new users can create laser projection jobs in no time.

BuildIT Projector flawlessly imports native CAD from all major formats (CATIA, Siemens NX, SolidWorks, PTC Creo, AutoCAD DXF/DWG, etc.), its capabilities cover the creation of the projections as well as the configuration of the projectors and their alignment features. Read More


BuildIT 2017.5 Now Available

Download BuildIT 2017.5 today to try out our great new features, including flush and gap functionality, improved bundling registration, enhancements to spreadsheet visualization and process editor, FARO TrackArm support, Italian interface and much more.


  • BITS-307 Add support for the ISO co-axiality tolerance
  • BITS-513 Add Support for FARO TrackArm
  • BITS-3738 Add Flush and Gap analysis
  • BITS-3900 Add a Construct: Point: Curve Grid command
  • BITS-4177 Add Construct: Curve: Edge command
  • BITS-4249 Add support for Importing SolidEdge models
  • BITS-4544 Add Italian translation
  • And much more!

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JMA: A Must-See Metrology Conference

Presentation at the JMA

The JMA conference was held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the ÉNA, and was very successful both in organization and in attendance. With about 120 attendees the time flew by despite the fair amount of time that was dedicated to booths! Hopefully we got to speak with all those who wanted to know more about us. As software providers, we have found a lot of value in the exposure we received from being represented at JMA. We would have liked to see an even greater diversity of companies, particularly from Hexagon and FARO. Read More

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BuildIT now available in Spanish: Download it now in BuildIT 2017 SP2

Service pack 2 for BuildIT 2017 is now available for download. Please view the full release notes for more detailed information.

BITS-4440: Added Spanish translation

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Increasing Your Customer Base Using Laser Tracker Technology and Large-Volume Metrology Software

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ASNA overcomes shop-floor challenges

In a TED Talk, Geordie Rose, co-creator of the D-WAVE quantum computer, said, “Humans use tools to do things. If you give humans a new kind of tool, they can do things they couldn’t otherwise do—imagine the possibilities.”

Rose was, of course, speaking of quantum computers, but that sentiment is just as relevant in manufacturing. When Alignment Services of North America (ASNA) began using laser trackers and 3D modeling software, the company and its customers began to discover how much more they could do with a 3D survey compared to precision optics. Read More


BuildIT 2017 Now Available

BuildIT’s latest version streamlines processes for increased manufacturing productivity

Montreal, QC, February 2017 – BuildIT Software & Solutions is pleased to announce the release of BuildIT 2017, a major update to the 3D metrology software. BuildIT 2017 adds many new features and improvements including multi-language support for user interfaces in Japanese, German and Chinese; new device interfaces for the Leica TPS Total Station, FARO® VantageS and VantageE laser trackers, FARO Array Imager and the FARO VectorRI Laser Radar; streamlined GD&T workflows; and edge detection capabilities. Read More


BuildIT 2017 Overview Video

Video overview of the latest features and enhancements in BuildIT 2017, including: new device interfaces with the FARO VantageS, VantageE, Array Imager & VectorRI; Streamlined GD&T Workflows; Additional Languages; and Edge Detection functionality. Read More

Improve your Laser Tracker Workflow with BuildIT

Faro Vantage and Ion Trackers

BuildIT is the industry’s leading large volume metrology software solution for alignment, inspection and build applications. BuildIT is fully compatible with all laser tracker brands and models, as well as all other CMMs.

BuildIT includes industry best-in-class features in a simple and modern user interface: Read More


Jig Inspection with BuildIT’s GD&T Module

In this workflow, the laser tracker measures the part and BuildIT performs an automatic evaluation of inspection performance according to the GD&T standards as defined by ASME.


BuildIT 2016.5 SP3 is Now Available!

Service pack 3 for BuildIT 2016.5 is now available for download. Please view the full release notes for more detailed information.

Add support for FARO Array Imager (Cobalt)