Designed to simplify creation of machine vision applications with a step-by-step guide that automatically generates LabVIEW virtual instruments (VIs), the IMAQ Vision Builder 6.0 software automatically launches LabVIEW, which, in turn, automatically draws the VI. The software allows users to create vision apps without programming. And with IMAQ Vision 6.0, which is being released with IMAQ Vision Builder 6.0, engineers can create and prototype machine vision applications that use color pattern matching. IMAQ Vision 6.0 employs the company's set of machine vision and image processing functions for LabVIEW. Previously, pattern matching applications typically used gray-scale cameras. Now, the software opens automated visual inspections to color apps. Color pattern matching quickly locates known reference patterns in a color image and overcomes roadblocks presented by traditional monochrome cameras that have difficulty discerning color images. IMAQ Vision Builder 6.0 costs $695 and IMAQ Vision 6.0, $1,995.