Cognex Corp., Natick, MA, offers new features for its VisionPro machine vision systems to accelerate the development of PC-based machine vision applications. The QuickBuild environment defines image acquisition, vision tools, and accept/reject criteria. Communications Explorer sends inspection results to I/O lines and communication devices, such as PLCs or reject mechanisms. The Application Wizard automatically generates a runtime application with an operator interface. Finally, optional scripting extends QuickBuild without programming the entire application.