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Building Photogrammetry: Comparing Camera Results of iPad VS DSLR

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If 800 people are working on the iPhone camera, would this mean that smartphone / tablet cameras will soon match the performance of DSLRs?

The short answer is “No”, as long as the camera sensor size is not increased.  A larger camera sensor allows the capture of more light and reduces noise levels. Their applicability to smartphones / tablets will always be limited, however, since a larger sensor size would also require a larger lens, which would not be very practical for a smart device. Read More

Photogrammetry in Cultural Heritage: Experiments with a Cloud Based Service and an iPad

Analysis of Basilica Notre Dame

Introduction

Can we document cultural heritage monuments with affordable tablets / smartphones and cloud-based photogrammetry services such as Autodesk Recap 360?  And how can the performance of these systems reach the accuracy and resolution levels of established devices?  What is the procedure for obtaining a 3D model of a monument by photos?  This blog post will try to present some of  the potential answers to these questions. Read More

BuildIT Releases Latest Version of 3D Metrology Software – BuildIT 2015.5

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BuildIT F-35 Fighter Jets Analysis

BuildIT’s latest version release adds numerous features including watertight mesh creation

Montreal, QC, August 2015 – BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of BuildIT 2015.5, an update to the 3D metrology software.  BuildIT 2015.5 adds many new features and improvements including a hole-filling command for watertight meshes, an interface with the Kreon line of measurement arms, enhancements to the broker, increased search functionality, additional GD&T tolerance capabilities, and much more. Read More

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

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BuildIT Jets 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

BuildIT Releases Update to 3D Metrology Software – BuildIT 2014.5

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BuildIT releases updated version of its inspection and assembly solutions for advanced manufacturing, metrology assisted assembly and quality control

Montreal, QC, August 2014 – BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of BuildIT 2014.5, a major update to the 3D metrology software’s latest version.  The BuildIT 2014.5 update features automatic alignment computation during GD&T analysis, the addition of variables in process playback and added support for AICON MoveInspect devices.  Several under-the-hood enhancements improve processing speed, including a new data-structure providing smoother handling of large point clouds and various refinements to the graphical display. Read More

BuildIT and 8tree to co-exhibit at Control Show 2014

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(Montreal, ) BuildIT and 8tree are pleased to announce that they will be partnering to co-exhibit at the 28th Control Fair this May in Stuttgart, Germany. BuildIT is a software development company with over a decade of experience in providing powerful 3D metrology solutions for advanced manufacturing. 8tree is a new and innovative company that brings groundbreaking 3D surface inspection technology with a disruptive pricing strategy to the industry. 8tree and BuildIT provide extremely powerful, yet easy to use solutions coupled with superior customer support. As independently owned and agile companies, both are fast and responsive to market needs, allowing them to focus on elegant solutions to market problems in order to create an effective and pleasing customer experience. Both companies prioritize helping their customers to reduce manpower by empowering operators and shop floor personnel with the ability to perform their inspections quickly and autonomously. This complementary alignment has led both companies to team up for Control 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for quality control. Read More

BuildIT Releases New Version of 3D Metrology Software – BuildIT 2014

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BuildIT releases latest version of its inspection and assembly solutions for advanced manufacturing, metrology assisted assembly and quality control

BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of BuildIT 2014, with improved fitting methods, support for additional formats and all new commands. The latest version of their 3D metrology software enables quick and easy dimensional inspection of manufactured parts and assemblies for tool building, assembly, alignment, process automation and quality control. Read More

BuildIT benefits from F-35 program with job and opportunity creation

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Montreal, QC – With Friday’s release of Canada’s major economic indicators showing a decrease in job creation, BuildIT Software & Solutions of Montreal, QC urged the Canadian Government to continue investment in the production of the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.

“With the current rise in the unemployment rate, it is vital that we continue to focus on the programs that are generating new opportunities and creating employment, like the F-35 Lightning II.  The program gives Canada access to the development of skills and know how in leading edge technology, allowing us to compete more effectively on a global scale,” said Vito Marone, Director of Sales and Marketing at BuildIT.  “I urge Ottawa to continue production of the F-35 Lightning II to create jobs and keep people working.” Read More

MAXIMIZE MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY WITH BUILD!IT 3.3.0

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Hitachi Loader model in Build!IT 3.3.0

Montreal, July 8, 2013 – BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of their 3D metrology software:  Build!IT® 3.3.0.  The software enables quick and easy dimensional inspection of manufactured parts and assemblies for tool building, assembly, alignment, process automation and quality control. Read More

Use your metrology software with your iPod, iPad or iPhone without the internet – BuildIT Tips & Tricks

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Using Build!IT with iTeleport on the iPhone

Imagine: You’re alone on the job using your laser tracker to measure a large part, such as an airplane fuselage or a machinery roll in a paper mill. Your computer is set up close to the laser tracker and power supply. You climb the scaffolding to access the feature you want to measure and start measuring using your 4-button remote. After a few thousand samples, something happens. Maybe you lift the SMR by accident because there is little bump on the surface.  Maybe you want to verify the settings, or you would like to view the previewed cylinder.  Whatever the case may be, it means that you must climb back down and return to your laptop in order to accomplish the task.  This is a common enough scenario.  Wouldn’t it be better to be able to manipulate your metrology software without leaving your part? Here at BuildIT, we recommend iTeleport to remote access your metrology software securely. Read More

Spotlight on: The FARO Vantage

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Today we will be taking a look at FARO’s newest addition to their laser tracker lineup: The FARO Vantage.  Its features include Compact Size, Water and Dust Resistance, Longer Range, SmartFind, MultiView Cameras, TruADM, TriMap Encoders and Integrated WLAN.

As you can see from the photo album above, we had the pleasure of testing this device out first hand, both while it was on display at our booth at the CMSC this past July and when it came for testing at our office for interface capability in Build!IT 3.2.0 SP2.  The features of particular interest to us are SmartFind and MultiView Cameras.  SmartFind (known in our software as Active Gestures) allows the user to make a simple back-and-forth movement with the SMR which signals to the tracker to recapture the beam.  The MultiView Cameras feature (known in our software as the Camera Drive) displays a live video feed of what the tracker’s camera sees, and allows the user to direct the beam within the view with a simple click of the mouse.  These features are incredibly useful in reducing the time it takes to recapture the beam, giving you control options whether you are working at the computer, or you are at the part with the SMR.  Check out our video below for some footage demonstrating these two features, and their implementation in Build!IT 3.2.0 SP2. Read More

Build!IT® 3.2.0 SP1 Now Available

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With more than 100 improvements and new features including datum-based alignment and CATIA V5 FTA GD&T import, see how BuildIT’s latest version can help increase your quality control efficiency.

Version 3.2.0 SP1 is currently available for Download to customers registered under the Maintenance and Support Program. This version requires a dongle update. Read More