Kubotek's KeyCreator Direct CAD - The 1 CAD Solution for the Modern Machine Shop
Kubotek's KeyCreator Direct CAD is the best CAD solution for Machine Shops that want to speed up the process of preparing files for manufacturing and machining operations.
KeyCreator is 30-600% faster than traditional CAD software because it allows you to edit and make changes to original CAD files, regardless of how they were generated or in what software they originate.
With a 20-50% lower total cost of ownership, Modern Machine Shops that use KeyCreator reduce CAD license and maintenance costs and reduce the complexity of managing multiple CAD systems.
Don't be fooled into thinking the most popular design software is the best for your machine shop. Learn what the highest performing shops already know. KeyCreator Direct CAD will give you the edge you need to improve time to manufacture, reduce costs and increase profits.
Kubotek is a leading supplier of CAD/CAM software, CAD Viewers and other integrated engineering software tools for OEM’s, job shops, contract manufacturers, mold, tool & die makers. The focus of Kubotek technology centers on Direct Modeling, which means Kubotek software can easily create, edit or communicate changes to model data - if the model has geometry, users can work with it. Kubotek’s technology works so well with model geometry, it can recognize, even infer, geometric attributes of a model, no matter where it originated. The result is that anyone can use Kubotek software throughout the design to manufacture process. Users see quick time to market, reduced costs and improved quality.
Founded in 1979, Kubotek Corporation is a publicly traded company with annual sales of $50 million. Kubotek USA, Inc. is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts and is the American subsidiary of the Kubotek Corporation Creation Engineering Division. Offices and authorized resellers are located throughout the world.
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Kubotek 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
CAD Software Offers Enhancements, Updates
Kubotek USA’s KeyCreator 2014 CAD software offers added customer-driven features and a variety of other enhancements and updates designed to increase productivity and efficiency for everyday modeling tasks.
Manufacturer Uses Software To Create Innovative Product
This software program has been formulated to assist users in the design of tooling, complex machinery, fixtures, molds and dies in numerous product development industries, including automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, sports equipment, medical devices and others.
Turning Ideas Into Parts
To get maximum leverage from its manufacturing know-how, Krieger Machine, a CNC shop in Stuart, Florida, draws on all of its software resources - CAD, CAM and shopfloor programming. The shop relies on KeyCreator from Kubotek as its main CAD resource. Mastercam from CNC Software is its main CAM resource. On the shop floor, conversational programming on the Hurco vertical machining centers proves to be another vital resource. All three systems help the shop succeed as a reliable producer of precision parts for a variety of industries.
CAD Product Takes A New Direction
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Building 3D Machining Knowledge Into CAM
This supplier has turned the complex 3D machining of custom orthopedic implants into a single "standard" process through the use of knowledge-based machining technology.