Kubotek USA has rolled out KeyCreator 2014, which includes new options for photorealistic rendering, a new free student version, a new integrated Wire-EDM option and additional enhancements to KeyCreator Direct CAD.
The 2014 Kubotek product line also includes new versions of Validation Tool CAD Data Validation software and ECO Manager CAD Comparison software with many new features and enhancements, such as a new PowerPoint Toolbar and 3D PDF reporting functionality.
KeyCreator 2014 includes a number of new options, including KeyCreator Artisan, which gives users tools to create photorealistic images from 3D models. The application contains pre-packaged lighting and environments and a library of drag and drop materials. Once the rendering options are defined, they remain linked to the model throughout any model revisions or updates.
The new KeyCreator Student Version is available free of charge to approved, eligible students, and contains the same precision design tools available as the commercial version of KeyCreator, including Adobe PDF output capabilities and 3D STL for rapid prototyping. File exporting capabilities are limited.
KeyCreator Machinist is a 2- through 3-axis CAM solution for mold, die and tooling, woodworking, rapid prototyping and general machining. The module includes a new Wire EDM option for 2 and 2.5 axis NC milling.
User-driven improvements and updates to KeyCreator Direct CAD include several drawing related enhancements that the company says will improve productivity. The new Quick Open option allows users to jump back and forth between models and drawings. There are also updated translators, flexible selection of geometry sets for reuse in later functions, and DynaHandle ToolTips as editable fields.
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