Montreal, Canada – February 6, 2003 - MAYA Metrix (www.mayametrix.com), a world leader in CAD-to-part real-time inspection, reverse-engineering and metrology applications, today announced the launch of Metrix Build!IT 2.2, the latest edition of its industry leading software package. Metrix Build!IT enables 3D CAD part models to be effectively utilized on the shop floor for measuring and inspecting parts, verify dimensions and alignment of complex assemblies. Metrix Build!IT is used by designers, tool builders and inspectors at leading aerospace, automotive and manufacturers worldwide. By using Metrix Build!IT in place of 2D prints, digital designs are seamlessly linked to manufacturing. Metrix Build!IT provides a common, real-time interactive interface to all the leading portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).
Metrix Build!IT introduces a new concept for tool building and routine inspection, which allows changes to the traditional manufacturing process. This application preserves the CAD link by bringing CAD models directly onto the shop floor. It takes the guesswork and visualization problems out of the build and inspection processes by providing a graphical build mode, which allows you to watch your assembly parts as they move into place.
"Metrix Build!IT contains the features that engineers and designers have been asking for and supports a seamless digital-manufacturing process demanded by today's lean manufacturing environments. It is very functional, very easy-to-use and very robust " according to Dr. Arnold Free, Vice President, Business Development.
Many new features have been added to Build!IT 2.2 including new geometry feature measurement commands for reverse engineering, new interactive CAD-to-part surface inspection capabilities and new CMM to CAD alignment capabilities. Metrix Build!IT 2.2 also offers unparalleled support for portable laser tracker coordinate measurement machines from Leica, FARO and API as well as dozens of other productivity and robustness enhancements.
Metrix Build!IT is priced from $9,500 and is designed to run on Windows platforms and supports interactive realtime interfaces to leading metrology hardware from Leica, API, SMX, Faro, Romer and others. For further product and pricing information contact MAYA Metrix.