Kubotek Releases KeyCreator 2015 and Broadens Its Use of Direct Modeling Technology with CAD Comparison

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 15, 2014Kubotek USA has officially released KeyCreator 2015. As the sole remaining independent Direct CAD solution available, KeyCreator 2015 continues to add functionality and customer-driven enhancements to give its users unmatched productivity and flexibility for an efficient design-to-manufacture process.

KeyCreator 2015 now includes the KeyCreator Compare module as part of the standard package of KeyCreator 2015. The inclusion of this unique CAD comparison technology makes KeyCreator the first and only CAD system that can import, edit and compare dozens of native CAD files produced from other systems. This CAD comparison technology expands the use of KeyCreator’s proprietary pattern recognition technology to provide users with an easy way to graphically identify, automatically organize and communicate changes to model data via automated PDF reporting.

CAD comparison can be used in numerous ways to help designers and manufacturers, including but not limited to: is/was comparisons for quoting manufacturing jobs and changes, design collaboration with customers, and revision management for design updates. KeyCreator CAD comparison users will also find it easy to document and share their own value-add design work to customers through automated PDF reporting. This technology will continue to change the way manufacturers work with CAD data to ensure data accuracy, product quality and improved communication of designs.

When asked why CAD comparison technology is now a standard part of KeyCreator Direct CAD, Matt Carr, Vice President of Sales & Support responded, “Because we can. This technology was developed a few years ago as a natural extension of our already powerful feature and pattern recognition technology. KeyCreator is all about openness and making collaboration between internal and external customers easy. We can work with anyone’s CAD data effortlessly, so why not provide another industry-leading tool to help KeyCreator users not only improve their productivity, but also their bottom line.”

Other notable features in KeyCreator 2015 can be seen in this short video and include animation enhancements for rack & pinion constraints, universal joint constraints, point-on-curve constraints and intermittent motor dialogs. Users can also capture the animation replay and export it as a movie file for use in presentations, collaboration or for marketing purposes. These animation updates continue to provide users a simple, fast and straightforward way to diagnose any issues with an assembly model and then very quickly solve problems with the simplicity of Direct Modeling.

KeyCreator Artisan, the affordable photorealistic rendering module also includes improvements in the release of KeyCreator 2015. KeyCreator Artisan users will enjoy an updated user interface, as well as being able to export standard KeyCreator light sources into the Artisan package. Users can quickly generate high quality photorealistic images for digital prototyping, design reviews or for marketing purposes.

KeyCreator Analysis, will receive significant improvements and performance enhancements in upcoming KeyCreator 2015 releases. An improved mesher will provide simpler and more robust performance. The next iteration of Sefea™ technology will make the updated solver faster and more accurate than ever before.

Free trials of KeyCreator Direct CAD and any of its optional modules are available from Kubotek USA. For more information, visit kubotek3d.com.

About Kubotek USA

Kubotek USA—Masters of Geometry – leads the direct modeling revolution by providing CAD technology to easily create, edit or manage changes to model data. Kubotek USA develops core technologies that can recognize, or even infer, the geometry’s attributes to facilitate interoperability in what might otherwise be unusable data. Kubotek USA develops software that can work with geometry, no matter where it originated, for use throughout the manufacturing supply chain in order to speed time to market, reduce costs and improve quality. Kubotek USA products include: KeyCreator 3D Direct CAD, KeyCreator Analysis, Kubotek Validation Tool and Kubotek ECO Manager for precise model comparison/validation and visual change reports to easily manage design changes, KeyMarkUp Multi-CAD Viewer and Mark Up Tool, KeyCreator Machinist, and Kubotek Spectrum CAD viewer.

Kubotek USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubotek Corporation (7709.T Tokyo Stock Exchange). Kubotek Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

For more information please visit kubotek3d.com.

Kubotek, KeyCreator, KeyCreator Analysis, Kubotek Validation Tool, Kubotek ECO Manager, KeyMarkUp, KeyCreator Machinist, KeyMachinist and Kubotek Spectrum are registered trademarks or trademarks of Kubotek Corporation. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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