Renishaw FixtureBuilderRenishaw is launching FixtureBuilder a 3D-modelling software package designed to allow the off-line creation and documentation of fixturing set-ups. The software can be used with a CAD model of the part to be inspected, which is imported into FixtureBuilder, so that the fixture can be built around it, claims the company. The entire set-up, along with the part, can then be exported into inspection programming software, using universal file formats such as IGES, SAT, STEP, etc.

The company says the ‘Build it' function is a key feature that automates the production of work instructions and Bill of Materials for every fixture set-up, to help ensure compliance with quality standards and assist with product ordering.