Software updated with file translators and several new features
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.—Kubotek3D, a leading supply chain software provider, today announced the 2021 SP1 service pack release of the KeyCreator software products. This release provides updates to many CAD file translators, several new functions and options, and dozens of fixes.
Updated CAD Translators
Reading of CAD files in KeyCreator Pro software has been updated to support the latest versions of seven major CAD file formats:
- Dassault CATIA V5 R2021x (R31)
- Dassault SolidWorks 2021
- Spatial ACIS 2021
- Siemens NX Series 1926 (through 1946 build)
- Siemens Solid Edge 2021 (and DFT drawing file support added)
- STEP AP 242 (Export support added)
- IFC 4
Drawing Layout Enhancements
The 2021 SP1 release of KeyCreator Pro has added a new Un-Align function to break the alignment lock between view instances in a drawing layout. This capability is useful for moving a dimensioned section view out of the projected location at which it was created. A highlighted phantom line has also been added to indicate which views have an alignment relationship which each other.
A valuable new option has been added to the definition of view instances which allows view orientation to remain locked on an associative display view from model mode. This feature supports rotation of part geometry in model space without any re-orientation occurring in drawing views.
A new Transparency option has been added to Trim Planes which allows visualization of the sectioned model behind the trimming plane. With this option combined with transparency settings on solids or part references, users can see details inside a complex assembly.
The Un-Stitch function has also been enhanced, based on a customer request, to support selection of faces of bodies which are in a part reference entity. This allows creating a quick copy of part or tool faces, saving the steps of opening the part reference for editing.
A new function button has been added to toggle a setting named Foreground Selection. With Foreground Selection enabled cursor selection is prevented from accidently selecting edges and faces in the interior or backside of a solid.