From the Vault: Build!IT 1912

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BuildIT 1912

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

Article Pick: Energising the supply chain by Mike Richardson

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Check out Mike Richardson’s article over at Aerospace Manufacturing on Energising the supply chain for the F-35 JSF programme:

High expectations mean that the F-35 has much more to live up to than previous jet fighters. Mike Richardson hears how the Lockheed Martin JSF programme team and its incumbent supply chain are taking steps to ensure it will meet customer demand[…] 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