New KOMPAS-3D V13 from ASCON integrates Lightworks Artisan

SHEFFIELD, UK (13 December 2011) - Lightworks, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, has today announced that the latest release of KOMPAS-3D from ASCON, a developer and integrator of professional CAD/AEC/PLM solutions, incorporates the Lightworks Artisan product and is now available globally.

ASCON, one of the first CAD developers within the Russian market, produces the KOMPAS-3D modelling software which is sold to over 40,000 customers all over the world.  ASCON licensed Lightworks Artisan in summer and with this latest release becomes the first company in Russia to sell a Lightworks Artisan-based product.

David Forrester, Managing Director at Lightworks, commented, “We’re really pleased that Russian users will now be able to use Lightworks Artisan within KOMPAS-3D and this is an exciting move for us into the Russian CAD market place.  We’ve already seen some of the great results which users of the new KOMPAS-3D have created using Lightworks Artisan and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with ASCON to make design simple for their users.

In his review of the product, Vladimir Malukh a CAD expert at, commented;   “Often, the first release of software suffers from numerous shortcomings and faults but it is absolutely not the case of Artisan Rendering for KOMPAS-3D.  Everything is working fine right from the beginning and this package will be useful for designers and engineers who require high-quality photo realistic rendering.  It is very important to mention the easy-to-learn and use features of Artisan – for working with it there is no need for specialist computer graphics knowledge or skills. Developers from ASCON and Lightworks should be congratulated on a successful product.  I believe that the great functional features, ease of use and reasonable price of the solution will contribute to its mass application.”

Oleg Zykov, Innovation Project Manager at ASCON, added: “Simultaneous with the start of sales of the Lightworks Artisan product add-on to KOMPAS-3D V13 in Russia, we announced a Rendering Contest which has attracted great interest amongst our users.  More than 300 people have already familiarised themselves with and started to use Artisan Rendering and we've also accepted the first projects for our expert judging panel to consider before the Contest ends on the 31st of December 2011.  After this, our specialists from ASCON and Lightworks, as well independent designers will choose the best from the best”

Lightworks Artisan offers a completely new approach and tools for the creation of high quality images of virtual products or buildings, whilst they are still being designed.  Artisan can be easily integrated directly within an existing CAD system and its simple workflow process enables a faster design to final image creation.  The unique SnapShots functionality enables users to save SnapShots of scenes at any stage of the design process which can then be re-applied at any time within Artisan.

KOMPAS-3D, the award-winning mechanical CAD solution from ASCON, provides its users with effective industrial product development, the release of design and drafting documentation, and at an affordable price.  It combines all basic features for professional, parametric, 3D modelling; full-scale 2D design and drafting output; extra add-ons for surface modelling, photo rendering, motion simulation, piping, kinematic, and dynamic analysis; and import/export from and to other CAD/AEC/PLM solutions.

For more information about Lightworks and Lightworks Artisan, go to the Lightworks website at:

For more information about ASCON and KOMPAS-3D, go to the ASCON website at:


ASCON - CAD/AEC/PLM software developer and supplier, founded in 1989. ASCON solutions address key issues of industrial design, engineering, preparation and release of drawing documentation, product lifecycle management. ASCON software to be successfully applied across various industries: machinery, automotive, shipbuilding, aerospace and defence, architecture, civil engineering, electronics and many others.

Award-winning Mechanical Computer-Aided Design solution from ASCON - KOMPAS, provides Professional Parametric 3D Modelling, full-scale 2D Design, special add-ons for photo rendering, motion simulation, kinematic and dynamic analysis. ASCON offers easy learning solutions, with up-to-date professional functionality at reasonable prices.

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