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Kubotek Kosmos Partners with Revware for Portable CMM Support

Kubotek Kosmos Partners with Revware for Portable CMM Support

MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts — April 18, 2024 — Kubotek Kosmos, a leader in engineering and manufacturing geometric software technology, is proud to announce a partnership with Revware Inc of Raleigh, NC, manufacturer of MicroScribe® portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) devices. The two companies have worked together to optimize support for use of MicroScribe products as 3D input devices into the latest KeyCreator CAD software from Kubotek Kosmos. Coordinates from the MicroScribe arm can be fed into any KeyCreator command using the universal Conversation Bar Key-in option.

Revware_User_KeyCreator-375“KeyCreator and a MicroScribe Portable CMM are a perfect pair for reverse engineering of desktop-sized objects. The flexible construction plane features and Z-lock mode in KeyCreator allow for fluid 3D input.” said John Wright McCullough, General Manager Marketing for Kubotek Kosmos.

“The direct modeling approach, hybrid surface/solid capabilities, and traditional CAD data structures of KeyCreator are ideal for when work starts with model data from an outside source. These same advantages apply to starting from a physical object using a MicroScribe,” continued McCullough.


CADpad Grid Interface Option

Revware_CADpad_KeyCreator-375An enhancement included in the KeyCreator 2024 Service Pack 1 released this week allows Revware’s MicroScribe Utility Software (MUS) to call solid primitives commands in KeyCreator with consistent parameters. With this new KeyCreator capability, the MicroScribe stylus can function as an interactive 3D solid sketcher of shapes like blocks, cylinders, and spheres. Used in combination with the Revware CADpad Grid interface option, the user can execute these and other drawing commands directly from the MicroScribe arm without needing to move a hand back to the mouse to drive cursor selections in KeyCreator menus and dialog boxes.