By DE Editors
Luxion has released version 1.3 of the KeyShot plugins for both Creo and Pro/ENGINEER 3D software packages.
These new plugins provide additional functionality to the workflow between Pro/ENGINEER, Creo and KeyShot. With this release, users now have the ability to export a KeyShot .bip file without the need of having KeyShot installed. This complements the workflow through the entire design process allowing modelers to send a compact file format through the pipeline for rendering and animation.
The new fuctionality for .bip export is completely compatible with the updated 1.3 plugins and KeyShot 3.1.
Additional enhancements to the plugin include tessellation refinement, orientation of assembly upon import, the ability to merge identical parts into one single material group, and numerous bug fixes.
The plugin is free and can be downloaded immediately from the KeyShot website. Pro/ENGINEER and Creo versions currently supported by the plugin are Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3-5, Creo/Elements Pro. Creo 1.0. KeyShot is available for PC and Mac and can import native Pro/ENGINEER and Creo data on either platform without the need of the plugin.
For more information, visit Luxion.
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