Subscription Service for 3D Fixture Modelling Software

RENISHAW’s FixtureBuilder 3D fixture-modelling software is now available via a new subscription service: The user-friendly software allows quick creation and documentation of advanced CAD-based metrology fixturing set-ups for repeatable and productive part inspection. Users have access to the full catalogue of Renishaw metrology fixturing components when designing and documenting their modular fixturing set-ups.

FixtureBuilder software has an intuitive interface, with clear and well-organized component libraries, intelligent drag-and-drop functionality, and an easy-to-use constraint mechanism. Its full CAD compatibility and custom libraries enhance the user experience further, and the software’s “Build It” function automates the generation of work instructions and bill of materials for each fixture set-up.

“Our fast and flexible FixtureBuilder software is a powerful addition to any manufacturer’s inspection workflow," stated Will Paul, product marketing manager. "The weakest link in an inspection process is often the ability to design and document comprehensive fixturing set-ups with ease and speed. FixtureBuilder gives our customers confidence in the positioning of their parts.”

FixtureBuilder 8.1 is the latest version. It makes it possible to design fixturing set-ups in seconds and then exports them to inspection programming software of choice, using popular file formats like IGES, SAT, and STEP. This ensures seamless functionality and compatibility with industry-standard inspection programs and applications.

Renishaw also manufactures a range of complementary technologies, including industrial metrology hardware and software, additive manufacturing solutions, and position measurement technologies. It offers a range of modular and custom fixtures and software for use with co-ordinate measuring machines, Equator™ gauges and vision systems. Renishaw’s modular CMM fixtures can also be expanded according to requirements to provide a complete fixturing solution for any part regardless of its size, shape, or material.

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