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Release of CAD Software with New Features

KeyCreator 2016 is the latest software release from Kubotek and offers numerous new features, improved functions and customer-driven enhancements that build upon the productivity and flexibility of previous versions of KeyCreator Direct CAD.

The latest release of KeyCreator 2016 version 14.0 offers updates to the software's CAD data reuse, which is enhanced in this release with new design data import options and updated file reading capabilities.

New features and capabilities include:

  • Excel Input - Two new functions to retrieve data from an Excel file. Functions can be used everywhere the calculator is used
  • Hyperlinks - Added to the new release is an Edit Hyperlink option, which opens an edit dialog listing all hyperlinks found in the file. This allows users to select an item from the list to allow editing hyperlinks, change a link, change link type and more.

KeyCreator 2016 features import capabilities with several interoperability updates, including:

  • ACIS - Read and Write extended to R26
  • Parasolid - Read and Write extended to 28.0
  • CATIA V5 R26 - (V5 R26 is also known as V5-6 R2016 or R2016x)
  • Inventor - Read extended to 2016
  • Pro/Engineer/CREO - PMI Read extended to Creo 3.0
  • SolidWorks - Read extended to 2016
  • Siemens NX - PMI Read extended to NX9 and NX10.

KeyCreator Analysis, the optional multi-physics FEA package for KeyCreator, also features improvements and performance updates with the release of KeyCreator Analysis 2016. Among the enhancements included in KeyCreator Analysis 2016 is new compatibility with Advanced Multi-Physics Simulation (AMPS) 7.0, which allows users to simply call to the program without having to regenerate models for analysis. Additionally, in AMPS 7.0 the meshing and solver have been upgraded - including a new generation of sefea technology.

Also new for 2016 is a stand-alone version of the photorealistic rendering KeyCreator add on, Artisan. The independent Artisan product will give users the functionality of the add-on, including global illumination, output images to files, high-quality real-time navigation, material textures, finishes and bumps, and more.

Kubotek has improved KeyCreator's third-party partnerships for enhanced capabilities. Included among the company's recent partnerships are:

  • Synergis Software (, the developer of Adept engineering data and document management [PDM] solutions. Synergis Adept PDM software is now available to the KeyCreator customer base via an integrated plug-in, offering ways to search, manage and share data among design teams.
  • TraceParts (, a provider of 3-D digital content for engineering. As part of the Trace Group founded in 1989, the company has been providing web-based solutions, such as CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators. Downloads are now available in native KeyCreator or ACIS formats.
  • for KeyCreator ( provides a universal front-end for reverse engineering and measurement that offers powerful tools to capture and process real-time scan data and existing point cloud files.

Free trials of KeyCreator Direct CAD and any of its optional modules, including KeyCreator Analysis and KeyCreator Artisan, are available from Kubotek USA.

For more information contact:

Kubotek USA

2 Mount Royal Ave, Suite 500

Marlborough, MA 01752


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