Luxion and IronCAD announced the integration between Luxion’s KeyShot and IronCAD’s software, bringing the single-click transfer of IronCAD data into KeyShot along with the ability to keep model geometry updated to streamline the 3D visual creation process.
This integration between KeyShot and IronCAD, featuring Luxion’s LiveLinking technology, allows IronCAD users to develop their design within IronCAD, export the data to KeyShot, maintaining assembly structure and all appearances, while continuing to work on the design inside IronCAD. As the design development proceeds, users can select to update the model inside KeyShot from the IronCAD interface with the click of a button without disrupting previous applied materials, views or animations set up within KeyShot.
With the installation of the 2014 or later versions of the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite of products, users can launch KeyShot directly from the IronCAD interface without the need to export to another file format. Options include the ability to export the IronCAD model directly into KeyShot, update the model within KeyShot, and export a KeyShot .bip file without KeyShot installed. Color assignments at the part and assembly level are maintained while assembly structure and camera views are transferred accurately into KeyShot.
“The KeyShot integration is a valuable extension for the IronCAD community, extending the capability to quickly develop high quality visual representations of their products,” said Cary O’Connor, vice president of marketing at IronCAD. “KeyShot is providing a simple to use, high quality product that ties perfectly to IronCAD’s commitment to deliver increased productivity to our users and we are excited to bring this integration to our customers.”
“IronCAD is an incredibly flexible 3D modeling application combining both parametric and explicit modeling in the same interface,” said Thomas Teger, vice president of products and strategy at Luxion. “With the new KeyShot integration with IronCAD, users can extend that flexibility with the ability to quickly create stunning visuals from their IronCAD data while continuing to refine their design.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.