We are extremely pleased to announce our latest release, BuildIT 2017.5. Below, we have handpicked some key changes that we’d like to highlight for our users. For the full list of features and enhancements, please check the release notes.
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Widely used in the automotive industry, the Flush and Gap analysis' purpose is to evaluate the relative position of contiguous surfaces. With BuildIT, you can now perform this evaluation in a few clicks, no CAD required.
The surface deviation analysis command is now available from the contextual menu directly in the 3D view. With the default settings, a vivid color mapping is now a right-click away from any surface.
In addition to displaying deviations, Surface and Curve Inspection annotations now allow you to display nominal and actual coordinates of each inspected point. Fully customizable, as before, these annotations give you the flexibility to display only the relevant data for each situation.
Newly added to the spreadsheet, the Feature tab displays the critical information about your part’s geometry. The Feature tab gives you the actual and nominal diameters as well as the coordinates of all measured features. As with the geometry tabs, the nominal values can be edited directly from the spreadsheet.
In the 3D view, you now have the power to quickly show and hide any object’s associated entities using the middle mouse button. For instance, inspection annotations and measured points are shown or hidden with a single click. This improvement allows you to set your views more quickly and generate reports more easily.
In all the spreadsheet tabs, the row selection has been replaced by the single cell selection. Cells can now be selected individually or in groups and directly copied into an external spreadsheet software. Simply right-click your selection and copy with or without the headers.
BuildIT now features an Italian translation. Select the language from the Settings in the File menu.
BuildIT’s CAD software interface is once again improved with support for native SolidEdge files for parts, assemblies and sheet metal.
FARO's Super 6DoF, which eliminates line-of-sight challenges and expands measurement range, is now supported in BuildIT.
BuildIT already had a built-in intelligence to guess the Normal direction for recorded planes. This intelligence has been further improved, and we’ve extended it to all other shapes. Traditionally, users had to mind the Normal directions, but now those are automatically managed.
We have increased the GD&T capabilities of BuildIT 2017.5 by adding support for the ISO-1101 concentricity tolerance. Concentricity can now be evaluated on every cross section of a feature.
The Bundling Registration command has given users the ability to obtain higher accuracies. And while the command is easy to use, we have added 3D representations of the uncertainty envelopes for each measurement, making results easier to understand, and helping you make the best alignment decisions for each job. Choose to create the uncertainty envelopes for outliers only or for all points at the bottom of the Bundling Results window.
Creating your own looping processes has been made even easier with the addition of the “While” loop in the process editor. This will allow you to easily automate repetitive tasks while having BuildIT perform additional operations based on events. Choose from four (4) loop types and define the condition in the execution parameters of all operations in the process editor.
When using subprocesses, you can now see the input variables of the called process displayed in the master process, making their use more convenient.
We have added a text field in the properties of processes. Use it to write down important notes about your work. The addition of Process Comment allows you to embed your documentation into your process for future reference or to share with other members of your team.
In the past, when performing a Best Fit alignment from an automated process, each pair of Nominal/Actual had to be hard-coded. We have improved this behavior so that Best Fit now automatically looks for associated entities. Leave either the Nominal or the Actual field blank to let BuildIT complete the pairs and perform the alignment.