FARO® BuildIT Metrology Software

Real-time inspection, assembly & alignment for manufacturing professionals

FARO<sup>®</sup> BuildIT Metrology Software

BuildIT Metrology Features

CAD Import/Export

Compatible with industry-standard CAD formats. BuildIT directly reads 3D CAD files from native (CATIA®V4 V5 V6, NX, Parasolid, CREO (Pro/E), Inventor, SolidWorks, AutoCAD) or neutral formats (IGES, STEP, SAT, JT), as well as GD&T, FTA and NX-PMI assembly level data for model-based inspection and assembly. In addition, BuildIT imports measured point data from external sources for maximum compatibility.

GD&T Evaluations

Powerful Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) analysis capabilities for full model-based workflows.

  • Easily create and apply GD&T tolerances.
  • Import, modify, define and evaluate both simple and complex GD&T information.
  • Color-coded tolerance call-outs indicate pass-fail conditions on the display.
  • Use predefined measurement plans or measure closest feature to the probe.

Multi-Device Capability

Hardware-agnostic, universal interface is compatible with all major portable Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMS), from FARO and other manufacturers.

  • Compatible with portable measurement arms (probing and scanning), laser trackers (including 6DoF), optical 3D imagers, and total stations.
  • Mix and match brands and types of equipment, even on the same measurement project and same instance of BuildIT Metrology.
  • A common interface enables operation teams to reduce investment and training, thus offering greater flexibility for working with multiple devices.
  • Combine the use of FARO Laser Trackers with FARO ScanArms in a single, Super 6DoF (Degrees of Freedom) process for performing detailed inspections on large objects.
  • Interface with external robotic devices via I/O (input/output).


Highly configurable and flexible, BuildIT Metrology has the user’s unique processes covered.

  • Advanced automation capabilities through a user-friendly interface for creating repeatable, guided, automated workflows.
  • No coding is required; automated inspection routines can easily be created by recording workflows as they are being performed.

The streamlining of workflows allows repetitive processes to be reproduced flawlessly. This reduces operator training time, minimizes errors and variations from operator to operator, and increases workflow efficiency.

Real-Time Feedback

Color-coded tolerancing (color-deviation maps), numerical feedback, and graphical feedback are provided in real-time during the inspection and alignment processes. BuildIT allows users to position parts with high-precision, using metrology-guided assembly and alignment applications.

Customized Reports

Save time and effort by creating automated, custom reports from templates.

  • Dynamic reporting automatically populates reports.
  • Customize reports to include only the relevant information.
  • Advanced and automated reporting capabilities combine measurement data to produce detailed graphical and textual reports that are used to quickly identify manufacturing and production trends.
  • Manual reporting is also supported.


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