The software includes various functions for aligning measuring data. These include: alignment based on a 3-2-1 transformation, alignment based on geometry elements or 3D coordinates, alignment in a local coordinate system, alignment using reference points and various best-fit procedures, such as global best-fit and local best-fit. In addition, using function “Transform By Component”, a rigid body motion compensation can be carried out. With the rigid body motion compensation, the relative motion of a reference component with respect to another component is analyzed. The reference component serves as a fixed reference in 3D space.