SHEFFIELD, UK (December 28, 2006) - LightWork Design, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, today announced the availability of building materials from the major Japanese manufacturers, Tostem, Matsushita Electric Works and Kubota Matsushitadenko Exterior Works (KMEW) in LWA digital material format.
These new LWA archives provide users of LWA-Enabled LightWorks-based applications an even greater range of materials to incorporate within their design work and their availability further reinforces the position of LWA as the standard digital material format within Japan.
The new archives give architects and building designers the power to accurately select, render and specify the materials from these suppliers. The archives join the growing number of materials in LWA format and can be downloaded free of charge from the LightWorks-User website at
Mr. Miyagoshi, Board Director of Fukui Computer Inc. commented, "Users of ARCHITREND Z and Virtual House have been able to take advantage of LWA materials for some time now and these new archives have been eagerly anticipated. The access we have provided to LWA functionality allows our customers to take immediate advantage of these new archives from LightWork Design."
Clive Davies, Partner Program Manager at LightWork Design, added, "We are very pleased to be able to offer the materials from these important Japanese suppliers in the LWA format. Building Designers using LWA-enabled CAD applications will benefit immediately from their availability."
The LWA format is a secure digital format, for use in LWA-Enabled applications, which allows manufacturers and material suppliers to accurately encode the visual and physical characteristics of their products, which enables designers to accurately select, visualise and specify these products during the design, modelling and styling processes.
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LightWork Design is the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software. Established in 1989, LightWork Design has continually developed LightWorks to provide customers with innovative and market-focused solutions for the creation of powerful and easy-to-use rendering applications. Renowned for its physically accurate visualization of real-world objects and environments, LightWorks is the ideal choice for applications targeted at the AEC, Configuration, and Industrial markets. LightWorks is supplied as a complete solution which includes the SDK, support, training and consultancy services, to give customers fast and efficient access to leading-edge rendering technology, resulting in shorter development cycles, faster time-to-market for new products, and lower software development costs.
LightWorks is embedded in over 80 software applications and used by more than 1 million users worldwide, far more than any other renderer. Applications that incorporate LightWorks include: 3CAD from In.tres srl, Alibre Design from Alibre, ArchiCAD from Graphisoft, ARCHline.XP from CadLine, ARCHITREND from Fukui Computer, Cobalt from Ashlar, Configura and InstantPlanner from Configura Sverige AB, form.Z from auto.des.sys, ICEM Surf from ICEM, JetStream Presenter from NavisWorks, Lumen Designer from Lighting Technologies; Madric from CPU, MSC.visualNastran from MSC Software, NX from UGS, PowerShape from Delcam, Pro/CONCEPT, Pro/DESKTOP and Pro/ENGINEER from PTC, Solid Edge from UGS, solidThinking from solidThinking Ltd., ThinkReal from Think3, trueSpace from Caligari, VectorWorks from Nemetschek NA and products from many other major CAD vendors.