Renishaw launches FixtureBuilder 3D-modelling software to create fixturing set-ups, and assist with documentation and off-line programming

Renishaw launched FixtureBuilder at Control 2016 which took place in Stuttgart, Germany from 26th to 29th April.

FixtureBuilder is a 3D-modelling software package designed to allow the off-line creation and documentation of fixturing set-ups.

FixtureBuilder offers a wide range of customer benefits, derived from Renishaw’s outstanding understanding of metrology best practice and part inspection.

FixtureBuilder offers unparalleled ease of use thanks to:

• Clear and well-organised component libraries;
• Intelligent ‘Drag and drop’ functionality;
• Quick manipulation of parts;
• And easy-to-use constraint mechanism.

User experience is further enhanced by the software’s full CAD compatibility and the availability of custom libraries.



The ‘Build it’ function is one of the key benefits available to all FixtureBuilder users. It 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.

The software is available to all existing and future Renishaw customers to complement and further improve the productivity of their Renishaw fixtures and other inspection equipment. It is available for purchase through the Renishaw distribution network as well as the Renishaw Web shop. A free 7-day demo is also available upon request.

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