MARLBOROUGH, MA – Kubotek USA announced Kubotek KeyCreator™ 7.5, a new version of its widely used mechanical design and manufacturing CAD/CAM software. This release marks the tenth KeyCreator enhancement release produced by Kubotek since the history-free, feature-based product was first introduced in February of 2004. KeyCreator 7.5 includes numerous customer-driven productivity enhancements, performance improvements, and as well as advances in Kubotek’s unique Face Logic modeling technology.
KeyCreator 7.5 further expands the capabilities of last year’s breakthrough Direct Dimension-driven Editing function to support editing of bolt hole circles and matching sets of holes and shafts or pins. Direct Dimension-driven Editing allows users to use an intuitive parametric editing interface on any solid at any time, regardless of how or where it was constructed.
The ability to calculate mass properties such as volume and center of gravity on polygon mesh models (polygonal models) has been provided in KeyCreator 7.5. This capability significantly expands the usefulness of STL models and the lightweight polygonal model functionality added in recent releases. KeyCreator can now accurately analyze the mass properties of a mixed set of polygonal and solid models which frees users to represent purchased or unchanging parts in a large assembly with a polygonal model data type. Using a polygonal model instead of a solid will often save 10 times the file size and memory of what the solid of the same shape would have occupied, dramatically improving performance with large assemblies.
For the third straight release added sheet metal specific tools save users a dramatic amount of time in design and manufacturing engineering of sheet metal parts. In KeyCreator 7.5 users can now quickly insert relief features into 3D sheet metal part designs. A user-driven enhancement in detailing includes global detail settings which allow for faster application of formatting changes to all details in a drawing. Additional user-driven detailing enhancements include a dramatic crosshatch update performance increase and a new option to offset crosshatch line location.
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