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Renishaw Launches Subscription Service for 3D Fixture Modeling Software

Quick creation and documentation of advanced CAD-based metrology

Published: Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 12:00

(Renishaw: West Dundee, IL) -- Renishaw’s FixtureBuilder 3D fixture-modeling software is now available via a new subscription service. Customers can take advantage of a complimentary 12-month subscription to this highly accessible fixture-planning software when they purchase qualifying metrology fixturing products or bundles. FixtureBuilder allows quick creation and documentation of advanced CAD-based metrology fixturing setups for repeatable and productive part inspection with full CAD compatibility, custom libraries, and a “Build It” function that automates setups and simplifies purchasing of components. Users have access to the full catalogue of Renishaw metrology fixturing components when designing and documenting their modular fixturing setups.

Renishaw’s FixtureBuilder software boasts an intuitive interface, complete 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 further enhance the user experience. The software’s standout feature is its “Build It” function, which automates the generation of work instructions and bill of materials for each fixture setup. This simplifies the purchase of fixturing components and helps users to meet quality standards.

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

FixtureBuilder 8.1 is the latest version of this popular software. It enables design of fixturing setups in seconds and then exports them to the inspection programming software of choice, using popular file formats such as IGES, SAT, and STEP. This ensures seamless functionality and compatibility with industry-standard inspection programs and applications.

Renishaw is also a manufacturer, with a product portfolio that includes a wide range of complementary technologies, such as industrial metrology hardware and software, additive manufacturing solutions, and position measurement technologies. The company offers a range of modular and custom fixturing and software for use with coordinate 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.

For further information on the new FixtureBuilder subscription service or Renishaw’s modular fixturing range, visit www.renishaw.com/fixtures.


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