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How to create and delete point-to-surface associations

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BuildIT Create Point to Surface Association

Occasionally, when using Inspect Geometry in nearest mode, the points can be associated to the wrong surface. This usually happens when inspecting a part with tight corners, where two surfaces can be nearly equidistant from a point.  You can easily correct this by deleting the incorrect association and creating the proper one. Read More

How to clean your point cloud in 3 easy steps

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BuildIT Scan

With the popularization of laser scanning in industrial applications ranging from inspection to reverse engineering, it is important to understand how to properly clean a point cloud of noise, outliers and irrelevant points before any analysis or meshing can be performed.  Today we’ll take a look at a proper cloud-cleaning procedure done using BuildIT. Read More

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

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Windmill
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

Join us at AeroDef – a pre-show overview

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AeroDef Manufacturing Conference 2013

For those involved in Aerospace and Defense manufacturing, there will be an exciting conference March 19-21st in Long Beach California.  The 2nd AeroDef Manufacturing conference produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has an executive committee sourced from some of the biggest names in the industry including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, EADS and Boeing.  Keynotes will be delivered by: Read More

Gulfstream Provides Top-Flight Quality with Build!IT Software

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Gulfstream Fuselage Assembly

A transition to digital assembly

Like many aircraft manufacturers, Gulfstream had long used full scale master tool models to manually craft and build their business jets. However, as technology advanced there was a shift toward digital engineering and manufacturing, including automated assembly by robotic riveting machines. Having relied in the past on physical tools for the skin panel assemblies, Gulfstream did not have the digital models needed to produce a numerical control programming to drive the automated riveting system. In order to evolve to the new process, they would need to reverse engineer the legacy white masters, create precise 3D CAD models then insert these models into the engineering design system for automated assembly. The process benefited from a combination of portable measurement devices and Build!IT software. Read More

BuildIT Helps Nova Bus Build a Better Bus

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Nova Bus

Located near Montreal, Canada, the manufacturing team was routinely building many hundreds of complete bus frames per year. Production grew as new models were introduced. The addition of a new gas-electric hybrid design necessitated a re-examination of the quality inspection process, to determine strategies for increasing productivity and improving data management and analysis.  BuildIT was called in to perform a complete process audit and work with Novabus to implement strategies for cost-effective productivity enhancements. Read More