American Machinist

Factory floor inspection with CAD. (Bits & Bytes).

METRIX BUILD!IT EMPLOYS 3D CAD PART MODELS FOR part measurement and inspection, dimension verification, and alignment of complex assemblies--all on the shop floor. In place of 2D prints, the software seamlessly links digital designs to manufacturing and provides a common real-time interactive interface to portable CMMs.

The latest version, Build!IT 2.2, includes new geometry-feature measurement commands for reverse engineering, new interactive CAD-to-part surface-inspection capabilities, and new CMM-to-CAD alignment capabilities. …

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