Feb 28, 2011

Kubotek releases KeyCreator 2011 with Faster, More Accurate File Importing, 64-Bit Option and Improved Dynamic Editing

MARLBOROUGH, Mass - Kubotek USA has officially released its latest version of 3D Direct CAD software: KeyCreator 2011, the most robust direct modeling system available.

KeyCreator 2011 now supports 64-bit architecture, new and improved dynamic editing and a fully re-engineered IGES translator that imports files quicker and more accurately than previous KeyCreator versions, as well as in comparison to a widely used History-Based modeling program.

With the 64-bit version, KeyCreator 2011 can work easily with more data and larger files giving users even more productivity power, especially with today’s complex assemblies. KeyCreator 2011 file size is only limited by the amount of memory available on the PC.

According to Don Bedwell, Thorncreek Engineer, LLC, “As a longtime Kubotek customer, we can honestly say the KeyCreator 2011 64-bit version has unleashed our equipment and imagination. We draw what we want to draw, we render what we want to render and we serve customers in the time frame that they should be served in. Equipment RAM is used to its fullest and software lag time is almost none.”

“As Masters of Geometry, we believe that all geometry contained in customer files is valuable and our mission it to be able to help companies to use, reuse, validate and compare their geometry seamlessly. Our new IGES translator is an important step in achieving our vision,” states Mark Parent, COO, Kubotek USA.

KeyCreator imports the most common CAD file types and works with them as if they were created within KeyCreator. Based on Kubotek’s market surveys, IGES is one of the most widely used file formats for KeyCreator customers where non-native data is shared between companies. Updating the outdated IGES format, therefore, became high priority for Kubotek customers.

Importing IGES files gained significant speed thanks to new technology written solely by Kubotek USA. More importantly, however, the re-engineered IGES technology provides better overall accuracy and better stitching and healing to produce solids compared to other IGES products on the market. In addition to easily supporting IGES modeling, KeyCreator 2011 also provides IGES file detailing and Product Management Information (PMI), and even exports references as an assembly.

New dynamic editing features include Dynamic Free Array and Linear Array functions to quickly copy and locate components and features throughout a model or assembly. These tools add ultimate flexibility for model transformations.

More productivity and usability enhancements can be found in the KeyCreator 2011 What’s New document.

KeyCreator 2011 is available for customer download on the Kubotek USA Customer Portal. Users interested in trying the software for the first time can also request a trial version of KeyCreator 2011 online.