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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.

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BuildIT 2017 Now Available

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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.

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BuildIT 2016.5 SP3 is Now Available!

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

Enhancements
BITS-3696
Add support for FARO Array Imager (Cobalt)

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BuildIT 2016.5 SP2 is Now Available!

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Service pack 2 for BuildIT 2016.5 is now available for download. Please view the full release notes for more detailed information.

Enhancements

BITS-3750
Updated CATIA V5 model export to no longer generate hybrid bodies

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BuildIT 2016.5 SP1 is Now Available!

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Service pack 1 for BuildIT 2016.5 is now available for download. Please view the full release notes for more detailed information.

Enhancements

  • BITS-2874 Added support for FARO Cobalt 3D Imager. (Beta)
  • BITS-3432 Significantly improved down sampling performance for distance based cloud reduction.
  • BITS-3562 Included the Leica AT930/960 redistributables in the installer.
  • BITS-3435 Enabled merging half cylinders whose parameters differ at the sub-micron level.
  • BITS-3460 Added support for (U) modifier on GD&T surface profile tolerance when importing CATIA models with FTA.
  • BITS-3473 Completed the improvement for the Auto-Associate command.
  • BITS-3570 Updated Leica AT960 / AT930 SDK (v1.3).
  • BITS-3594 Allowed muting Leica AT402 connection error messages to be non-blocking during playback.
  • BITS-3647 Updated the Planes tangent to 2 cylinders process to have multiple cylinders as input.

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BuildIT Releases Latest Version of 3D Metrology Software – BuildIT 2016.5

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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.

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FARO® expands Metrology and Factory Automation offerings with Acquisition of BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd.

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LAKE MARY, Fla., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — FARO® (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for Metrology, Factory Automation, Product Design, Public Safety, BIM/CIM and 3D Services applications, announces the acquisition of BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd., a leader in process-configurable 3D metrology software solutions with hardware agnostic interfaces. FARO will introduce the configuration power of the BuildIT software in a new ‘Your Product, Your Process, Your Solution’ campaign aimed at providing major customers with customizable, in-process solutions that integrate metrology devices and sensors from multiple manufacturers.

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BuildIT 2016 SP3 is Now Available!

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Service pack 3 for BuildIT 2016 is now available for download. Please view the full release notes for more detailed information.

Enhancements

  • Added an option to the contextual menu for analyses to clear the current analysis.
  • Modified the analysis command automation to load associated points automatically if the point list is empty.
  • Modified the CATIA V4 importer so a top-level group is always created to hold geometry.

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BuildIT 2016 SP2 is Now Available!

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Service pack 2 for BuildIT 2016 is now available for download. Please view the full release notes for more detailed information.

Enhancements

  • Modified the surface highlighting during inspection to preserve all other rendering settings (mode, transparency…).
  • Added the ability to set the threshold for the geometry identification at import (Simplify Quadrics).

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BuildIT 2016 SP1 is Now Available!

BuildIT 2016 Overview Video

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

Enhancements

  • 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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