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Kubotek Releases KeyCreator 2017 V15, Announces openBoM partnership

Kubotek 3D software updated with performance, surface modeling, and interoperability enhancements as well as a new integration with openBoM cloud-based Bill of Materials collaboration and management tool

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.-- Available immediately, KeyCreator 2017 V15 is the latest release of the flagship CAD software from Kubotek. V15 provides enhanced user control of several key surface modeling functions and significant performance improvements of drawing layout instance updating and resizing. Also added are customer-driven options for offsetting linear dimension text and settings for section view and file preview images.

Dual Kernel Approach

The surface modeling enhancements in KeyCreator 2017 V15 come directly from expanded use of the proprietary New Technology geometric modeling kernel under development by Kubotek over the last nine years. KeyCreator also continues use of the 3D ACIS Modeler kernel from Spatial Corp. as the primary solids/surface modeling function set and database. Geometry generated using the Rail Sweep, Multi-profile Sweep, and Loft functions in KeyCreator 2017 V15 is built by this New Technology and converted to ACIS for storage.

“It’s exciting to see significant results of our long-term investment in modeling technology starting to reach commercial use,” said Robert Bean, Chief Operating Officer of Kubotek USA. “The New Technology-based surfacing enhancements in KeyCreator take full advantage of the modern 64-bit, thread-safe, multi-threaded processing architecture,” Bean continued.

New BOM Partnership with openBoM

An integration with new solution partner openBoM allows KeyCreator 2017 V15 users to manage Bills of Materials (BOMs) by linking part and assembly property data and preview images in their CAD files in a collaborative cloud environment. Moreover, openBoM allows Kubotek users’ such as engineers, job shops, contractors, and supply chain partners to work together on the same BOM across teams, organizations, and locations. Kubotek and openBoM are presenting a free webinar for KeyCreator users on August 23rd to demonstrate how the integration will save users time and improve team collaboration. Register for the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2968689475968522754.

“We are very excited to partner with Kubotek and offer KeyCreator users collaboration across the design and manufacturing value chain,” said Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO and co-founder of openBoM, “and provide them with the benefits of openBoM cloud technologies such as real-time 3D data access, tracking, editing, and an auditable history of all changes made to a BOM by anyone anytime.”

Viewer and Comparison Products

V15 releases of Kubotek Spectrum viewer and Kubotek Comparison Suite software are also available. All three Kubotek 3D software product lines, KeyCreator, Spectrum, and Comparison Suite are boosted with new DirectX 11 graphics capabilities in the V15 release. DirectX 11 has provided significant performance improvements in graphics display update and frame rates. Kubotek testing has shown an average 10% speed improvement across a large suite of models and drawings with 400% speed improvement in some cases.

Updated CAD Translators

Continuing Kubotek’s mission to empower designers and manufacturers to work with any file given to them, interoperability across V15 Kubotek 3D software programs has been updated with the latest versions of seven major CAD file formats, including:

  • ACIS SAT 2017 1.0
  • Parasolid X_T v29
  • SolidWorks 2017
  • Autodesk Inventor 2017
  • CATIA V5 R27 (2017x)
  • Creo (Pro/Engineer) - Drawing and PMI extended to Creo 4.0
  • Siemens NX 11

Free trials of Kubotek software are available. For more information, visit kubotek3d.com

About Kubotek USA

Kubotek USA—Masters of Geometry – leads the direct modeling revolution by providing CAD technology to easily create, edit or manage changes to model data. Kubotek USA develops core technologies that can recognize, or even infer, the geometry’s attributes to facilitate interoperability in what might otherwise be unusable data. Kubotek USA develops software that can work with geometry, no matter where it originated, for use throughout the manufacturing supply chain in order to speed time to market, reduce costs and improve quality. Kubotek USA products include: KeyCreator 3D Direct CAD, KeyCreator Analysis, Kubotek Validation Tool and Kubotek ECO Manager for precise model comparison/validation and visual change reports to easily manage design changes, KeyMarkUp Multi-CAD Viewer and Mark Up Tool, KeyCreator Machinist, and Kubotek Spectrum CAD viewer.

Kubotek USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubotek Corporation (7709.T Tokyo Stock Exchange). Kubotek Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

For more information please visit www.kubotek3d.com.


Kubotek, KeyCreator, KeyCreator Analysis, Kubotek Validation Tool, Kubotek ECO Manager, KeyMarkUp, KeyCreator Machinist, KeyMachinist and Kubotek Spectrum are registered trademarks or trademarks of Kubotek Corporation. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. 

Andrea Giles
Marketing Communications Manager
Kubotek USA, Inc.
508.229.2020 ext 7057