It sounds like IronCAD has several irons in the fire lately. First, it announced the newest version of its 2014 IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite (see previous post). Next up, the company announces the integration of its IronCAD CAD software with KeyShot, a real-time ray tracing and lighting software.
This integration will enable the single-click transfer of IronCAD data into KeyShot along with the ability to keep model geometry updated to streamline the 3D visual creation process. What does that mean for IronCAD users? The quick creation of really cool, photorealistic renderings and animations of their CAD models for presentations, sales and marketing collateral or design reviews.
The tight integration between IronCAD and KeyShot will enable IronCAD users to develop their design in IronCAD, export the data to KeyShot, maintaining assembly structure and all appearances, while continuing to work on the design inside of IronCAD. As the design development proceeds, users can select to update the model inside KeyShot from the IronCAD interface with the click of a button without disrupting previous applied materials, views or animation set up within KeyShot.
With the installation of the 2014 or later versions of IronCAD products, users can launch directly from the IronCAD interface without having to export to another file format and possibly losing valuable design data. Options include the ability to export the IronCAD model directly to KeyShot, update the model within KeyShot and export a KeyShot .bip file without KeyShot installed. Color assignments at the part and assembly level are maintained while assembly structure and camera views are transferred accurately into KeyShot.
The KeyShot Integration for IronCAD will be available free and included in the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite release 2014 and newer. You can find out more by either visiting the IronCAD site or the Luxion site (developer of KeyShot).