Renishaw launches subscription service for its modelling software

March 21, 2024 - 07:30am

Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, is making its FixtureBuilder 3D fixture-modeling software available via a new subscription service.

Customers can take advantage of a complimentary 12-month subscription to this fixture-planning software, when they purchase qualifying metrology fixturing products or bundles.

The user-friendly FixtureBuilder software allows users to create and document advanced CAD-based metrology fixturing set-ups for repeatable and productive part inspection. Users have access to the full catalog of Renishaw metrology fixturing components when designing and documenting their modular fixturing set-ups.

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 FixtureBuilder software's standout feature is its 'Build it' function, which automates the generation of work instructions and bill of materials for each fixture set-up. This simplifies the purchase of fixturing components and helps users to meet their quality standards.

“Our fast and flexible FixtureBuilder software is a powerful addition to any manufacturer's inspection workflow," says Will Pau, 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 of this software. It enables designing fixturing set-ups in seconds and then exporting them to inspection programming software, using popular file formats like IGES, SAT, and STEP.

This ensures seamless functionality and compatibility with industry-standard inspection programs and applications.

Renishaw is a manufacturer in its own right, and its product portfolio includes a wide range of complementary technologies, including 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.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.

  • fixture


    Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.

  • modular fixturing

    modular fixturing

    System in which fixtures are constructed from standardized, reusable components. Fixtures are assembled and disassembled quickly. Basic styles are subplate, dowel-pin and T-slot. See fixture; modular tooling.


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