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KeyCreator 2024 Update Improves Translators, Performance

KeyCreator 2024 Update Improves Translators, Performance

Software Updated with File Translators and Several Productivity Enhancements

MARLBOROUGH, MA—April 17, 2024—Kubotek Kosmos, a leader in engineering and manufacturing geometric software technology, today announced the release of KeyCreator 2024 Service Pack 1.

Improved Translators

Updates to numerous CAD file formats are incorporated in the 2024 SP1 releases of all KeyCreator CAD apps. Dassault Systemes (DS) CATIA V5 and V6/3DX support for reading 3D CAD files across all programs has been updated to the 2024 (R34) versions. DS SolidWorks read of 3D and drawings, and DS Spatial Corp. read/write of 3D ACIS SAT, adds coverage for 2024 files. Siemens Digital Industries Software (DIS) NX 3D CAD and drawing files reading in all programs now supports the NX 2306 Series files. Siemens (DIS) Parasolid read/write has also been advanced to Version 36 and JT import advanced to 10.8. Siemens DIS Solid Edge read of 3D CAD and drawings files has been extended to the 2024 format. Support for read of Rhino 3DM files from Robert McNeil & Associates has been upgraded to version 8.

Performance Improvements

The speed of DWG/DXF import and export has been improved significantly for large files (over 250,000 entities) with layouts. Changes to default handling of assembly references in ISO standard file types STEP, IFC, and IGES has also reduced processing time when importing.

Minor Enhancements

The behavior of several assembly management functions has been adjusted for improved productivity in specific situations. Conversion of a part reference to entities in the active part will no longer be delayed by re-processing of impacted drawing layout views. New interface has been added to allow users to querry part references for associated insertion planes, positions, or rotations and a function provided to highlight all objects with these associations.

The added ability for users to select whole bodies from within a drawing view supports quickly hiding solid and surface entities that are unwanted without adjusting level attributes.