MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 2, 2009 — Kubotek USA has officially released KeyCreator Version 9. KeyCreator is a practical, proven and complete 3D direct modeler, and as the recognized pioneer of 3D direct modeling and editing, KeyCreator has the largest and most established installed-base of 3D direct CAD in the world. KeyCreator’s versatility is ideal for conceptualizing solutions and rapid design of the most challenging one-of-a-kind engineering projects.
KeyCreator’s unique approach to 3D direct modeling gives users the freedom they need to be creative, practical and efficient in their design. This no nonsense style to CAD design and productivity uses Direct Dimension Editing to instantly drive changes to the model. Direct Dimension Editing means that model building and editing is done without concern for how the model was created, who created it, and in what order it was created.
The Version 9 release offers current users significant enhancements and performance improvements. For instance, KeyCreator internal updating algorithms have been optimized for Version 9.0 to reduce the time needed to complete a variety of editing operations. This performance improvement results in transform operations that are an average 73% faster.
Other performance metrics show that KeyCreator files open on average 33% faster. Display performance has improved considerably, as well. The display improvements are especially important to overall productivity since they are normally used many times throughout a design session.
Additionally, the Dimension Driven Edit function’s initial selection prompt has been expanded from accepting just dimensions to also allow selection of edges. This supports quickly creating dimensions and driving edits on those faces without having to exit the function to dimension them. Dozens of other new features, performance and productivity improvements were asked for and added into KeyCreator Version 9.
Says Charley Gressett, Senior Project Engineer from RTS Packaging, LLC, “KeyCreator V9 manipulates my largest, fully weighted, assembly models effortlessly. This release stands heads and shoulders above all of Kubotek USA’s previous efforts. A fantastic job. Well done. Your users are going to say thank you very much!”
“KeyCreator Version 9 is practical 3D direct modeling software for engineers and designers who need to get work done and get it done quickly. We’re happy with the work that has gone into Version 9, and look forward to building on these improvements for future releases,” states Mark Parent, Kubotek USA’s COO.
For customers on active maintenance, KeyCreator Version 9 can be downloaded immediately from the Kubotek USA customer support site. New seats of KeyCreator Version 9 will be sold at $2,995 (a $700 discount) until December 31, 2009. A test drive of KeyCreator Version 9 is also available. Users interested in purchasing new seats or upgrading to KeyCreator Version 9 are encouraged to contact their local reseller or Kubotek USA sales at Email Contact.
About Kubotek USA
Kubotek USA is a Kubotek Corporation Creation Engineering Division company and a leading pioneer in 3D geometry-based engineering software technology. Kubotek introduced the first-ever real-time feature inference in 2005 and direct dimension-driven editing in 2007. Kubotek’s KeyCreator software is used by design and manufacturing professionals to create new solutions, improve quality, and reduce time-to-market in a broad range of applications from jet aircraft to medical prosthetics to consumer packaging. The Validation Tool™ provides precise CAD model comparison for assurance of model integrity throughout the manufacturing supply chain. Kubotek also produces KeyMachinist and the Kubotek Spectrum multi-CAD viewer. For more information please visit www.kubotekusa.com.
Kubotek, KeyCreator, Validation Tool, KeyMachinist, Kubotek Spectrum and CADKEY 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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