This week Luxion, the makers of the popular KeyShot advanced rendering software, announced that industrial German giant Siemens has chosen its KeyShot technology as its new rendering solution for Solid Edge, its mainstream CAD solution for the mechanical market.
KeyShot for Solid Edge, will be bundled and licensed with the latest release of Solid Edge ST7. This will help users of this popular MCAD tool experience renders of products and machines with real world materials and lighting. KeyShot will also the previously available rendering solution.
While there is an integration KeyShot for Solid Edge will remain its own application. This will allow users to refine their designs while animations and renderings are being produced in KeyShot.
“Providing the best quality experience for our users is our highest priority,” said Dan Staples, Vice President, Solid Edge Product Development, Siemens PLM Software. “Providing KeyShot with Solid Edge meets our commitment to quality and gives users a fast and easy solution for creating high-quality, 3D visuals.
“Today marks an important milestone for users of Solid Edge in the creation of 3D visuals,” said Thomas Teger, Vice President of Products and Strategy at Luxion. “KeyShot for Solid Edge provides users the most accurate material appearances and lighting to deliver amazing images of their design within a matter of minutes.”
The partnership between Luxion and Siemens PLM Software first brought users the plugin connecting KeyShot with Solid Edge. This employed Luxion’s LiveLinking™ technology. Now users will have the ability to assign materials directly within Solid Edge and this will immediately the speed of product development and photorealistic 3D renderings.
The new KeyShot for Solid Edge is delivered as a part of Solid Edge ST7. More information can be found here. KeyShot is available for the Windows and Mac OS X platforms. Solid Edge ST7 does not run natively on OS X but can run very effectively on Boot Camp running Windows on Apple Mac hardware.