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Renishaw FixtureBuilder product family

Our 3D-modelling software is a user-friendly fixturing software, integrated with inspection software to create fixture set-ups before workpieces have even met production.

3D-modelling software packages

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FixtureBuilder software product family

The FixtureBuilder software family consist of the following product options:

  • a download
  • a dongle
  • a network licence

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

An additional translator module licence 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 Licence.

Remember our modular and custom fixturing can improve the throughput, reproducibility and accuracy of your inspection process with quick and repeatable fixturing set-ups. Renishaw fixtures can provide a complete solution to your fixturing requirements.

FixtureBuilder product family

Renishaw Part No.



Renishaw FixtureBuilder Named User Licence - A single licence tied to a single PC. Distributed via download.


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


Renishaw FixtureBuilder Licence - A single licence 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 Licence Manager - Software controlled Network Licensing Manager. Download application – Concurrent User manager tool management.

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


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

X = the number of Concurrent User Licences purchased.

CS-SOF-SUBS-17-FBNURenishaw FixtureBuilder Named User Licence, 12-month subscription licence.

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.

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