Increase Your Manufacturing Efficiency
BuildIT Desktop is a CAD-to-part inspection software that enables quick and easy dimensional verification of manufactured parts and assemblies for tool building, assembly, alignment, process automation, reverse engineering and quality control. BuildIT’s advanced analysis and reporting capabilities combine measurement data from multiple sources to produce detailed graphical and textual reports that are used to quickly identify manufacturing and production trends. With both numerical and graphical feedback of real-time deviations, BuildIT allows users to position parts with micrometer accuracy for high-precision assembly and alignment applications. BuildIT is NIST certified.
Key features include CAD-to-part inspection, GD&T analysis, creation of custom automated processes and generation of extensive reports. The software interfaces in real-time with a variety of probing and scanning measurement devices from all major hardware vendors, enabling the quick and efficient acquisition of dimensional information from a tool or part. BuildIT directly reads 3D CAD files from native or neutral formats, as well as GD&T, FTA and NX-PMI assembly level data for model-based inspection and assembly. In addition, BuildIT imports measured point data from external sources for maximum compatibility.
Compatible with industry standard CAD formats and CAD-neutral formats.
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Import, modify, define and evaluate both simple and complex GD&T information
Universal interface for all major portable CMMS; mix & match brands & types
Flawlessly reproduce repetitive processes to reduce training time and errors.
Visual inspections through color-coded tolerancing and graphical feedback
Create automated custom reports from templates or manually
BuildIT Desktop is easy to learn and to use, resulting in a faster inspection cycle and greater overall productivity because it implements:
- A friendly user interface;
- Color coded graphical reporting;
- Graphical annotations that contain the results from an inspection;
- Browse and select model objects graphically, from a tree view or a spreadsheet.
- A common interface enables operation teams to reduce investment and training with software, and promotes greater flexibility for working with multiple devices;
- The same measurement process is followed with a single measurement device which will produce consistent data and results for each separate device;
- Real-time visual feedback enables efficient hands-free or remote control measurement. Routine measurement can be automated for complete process control and productivity.
Intuitive 3D Workflow
BuildIT removes the need for spreadsheet calculations and the use of manual gauges by digitally collecting, sharing and analyzing inspection information. Inspection data is embedded in the 3D model, eliminating the potential for error caused by misinterpretation and mistranslation of information. Results are easy to share and communicate enterprise-wide.
Interactive on-screen inspection feedback enables quick decision making and saves production spending before out-of-tolerance components move through assembly. Comprehensive graphical and textual reporting enables thorough analysis of complex information, helping to identify and resolve manufacturing issues early in the process and at lower cost. Complete inspection information is archived in a single database to be retrieved and reviewed days, weeks or years later.
Greater Team Collaboration
Thorough, easy-to-understand reports, including color-coded charts and GD&T, where information is easily shared and communicated enterprise-wide.
BuildIT seamlessly supports native 3D models from CATIA®, NX and other design software. BuildIT encourages greater communication between engineering and the shop floor. Different teams collaboratively implement design changes with direct part-to-model comparisons.
Your Product. Your Process. Your Solution.
Highly Configurable Interface
BuildIT’s highly-configurable interface and flexible process automation capabilities are ideal for streamlining your workflows. From building a repeatable process for use with metrology devices, to creating a process for an in-line metrology solution, BuildIT’s automation suite is there for you. Process creation can be as simple as recording your measurement process as you perform it with no coding necessary, or extremely powerful, using our advanced process editor. It is designed to be configurable to your workflow, whether that is a small shop floor or a large in-line factory.
To be able to ramp up production, your complex metrology process must be repeatable and easily learned. BuildIT’s configurable interface simplifies use and reduces the need for direct intervention from a metrologist while increasing productivity. With BuildIT:
- Increase production and ensure repeatability of your process by encapsulating it in your standard configurable user interface;
- Simplify inspections and accelerate training;
- Easily maintain and modify your processes within an upgradable platform, without needing to code.
Metrology Assisted Assembly
BuildIT can be configured to offer Metrology Assisted Assembly (MAA). Instead of building your part and then checking whether it is within tolerance, BuildIT uses your CMM to help you position your part correctly during assembly. We guide the user through assembly tasks by displaying with clear visual indications how to adjust a detail to be within tolerance.
BuildIT integrates model quality control solutions into the assembly process, creating an environment and procedure that requires fewer man-hours and offering a simpler process at a reduced cost. You will continually be updated throughout your methodology, preventing any errors during manufacturing.