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Renishaw FixtureBuilder product family

Renishaw's FixtureBuilder software creates fixturing set-ups to provide documentation and assist off-line programming for CMM, Equator™ gauging and vision inspection.

FixtureBuilder software product family

The FixtureBuilder software family consist of the following product options:

  • a download
  • a dongle
  • a network license

FixtureBuilder supports most CAD formats including IGES, SAT and STEP.

An additional translator module license for CATIA, Creo (Pro/ENGINEER), Siemens NX, SolidWorks, Inventor, SolidEdge and JT Import is also available for purchase.

The translator module supports the following file versions:

  • CATIA V5: VR58-V5-6R2018
  • Creo (Pro/ENGINEER): 16-Creo 5.0
  • Siemens NX: 11-NX 12.0.0
  • Inventor: V11-V2019
  • SolidWorks: 98-2018
  • SolidEdge: V18-ST10
  • JT Import: 8-10.2

The translator module must be purchased with an NU, USB or CU License.

A full list of products is available below.

Renishaw Part No.



Renishaw FixtureBuilder Named User License - A single license tied to a single PC. Distributed via download.


Translator license - For the native import translator for importing files from other CAD programs. Optional purchase with Named User, USB or Concurrent User License.


Renishaw FixtureBuilder License - A single license distributed on a dongle transferable between different stations. FixtureBuilder will need to be installed on each station. Only usable one station at a time.


Network License Manager - Software controlled Network Licensing Manager. Download application – Concurrent User manager tool management.

Must be purchased with Concurrent User License part number CS-SOF-SW-17-FBCU


Renishaw FixtureBuilder Concurrent User License - “X” license(s) tied to a Network License Manager that allows the user(s) to utilise FixtureBuilder across a network. One user at a time.

X = the number of Concurrent User Licenses purchased.

System requirements:

  • Windows-based design software. Version 8.0 supports only 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system.
  • 64-Bit Windows Operating System.
  • A Pentium 4 CPU or higher (current AMD processors supported).
  • 4GB RAM recommended (8 GB RAM or more for large assembly work).
  • Direct X and/or OpenGL compatible accelerated video graphics card (required for large assembly work).
  • 2 GB of free disk space to install. More recommended for design data.

FixtureBuilder application gallery