By DE Editors
Kubotek USA has officially released its latest version of 3D direct CAD software: KeyCreator 2011.
KeyCreator 2011 supports 64-bit architecture, new and improved dynamic editing and a re-engineered IGES translator that the company says imports files quicker and more accurately than previous KeyCreator versions.
With the 64-bit version, KeyCreator 2011 can work with more data and larger files. KeyCreator 2011 file size is only limited by the amount of memory available on the PC.
“As masters of geometry, we believe that all geometry contained in customer files is valuable and our mission it to be able to help companies to use, reuse, validate and compare their geometry seamlessly. Our new IGES translator is an important step in achieving our vision,” says Mark Parent, COO, Kubotek USA.
KeyCreator imports common CAD file types and works with them as if they were created within KeyCreator, according to the company. Based on Kubotek’s market surveys, IGES is one of the most widely used file formats for KeyCreator customers where non-native data is shared between companies. Updating the IGES format, therefore, became high priority for Kubotek customers.
Importing IGES files gained significant speed thanks to new technology written by Kubotek USA. In addition to supporting IGES modeling, KeyCreator 2011 also provides IGES file detailing and product management information (PMI), and exports references as an assembly.
New dynamic editing features include Dynamic Free Array and Linear Array functions to copy and locate components and features throughout a model or assembly.
For more information, visit Kubotek USA.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.