October 7, 2022
The 2023 Kubotek KeyCreator release provides expanded and updated drafting capabilities, productivity enhancements, and updates to CAD translators, according to the company.
Kubotek Kosmos makes available the 2023 release of the KeyCreator 3D CAD software product line. The primary improvements for users include:
- Improvements to match international drafting standards
- Productivity enhancements
- Updated translators and new formats supported, inlcuding latest CATIA
Matching International Drafting Standards
The updates to KeyCreator drafting capabilities include improvements to match international drafting standards. A Reference tolerance specification and a user-customizable system for defining ISO Fit tolerances allow both types of new tolerance options to be added to associative dimension entities.
ASME Y14.5 support for geometric tolerance feature control frames has been updated to provide additional placement options and match the latest edition of the standard including the new dynamic profile modifier. Support for the Japanese JIS standard has also been expanded to include additional types of surface texture symbol modifiers and improve text position and justification.
Productivity Enhancements Focused on Detailing
General productivity enhancements in the 2023 release answer customer requests and mainly focus on detailing. These include a new set of snap positions on text, dimensioning lines and detail symbols to support associative connection of various entities to locations around dimensions and annotations. Creation of associative auxiliary views in drawing layouts has been made easier by a new label in view lists to easily identify stored custom views, which are associative to model geometry. To further support KeyCreator’s ability to easily dimension models in 3D, radial-type dimensions can now be associative directly to cylindrical faces.
KeyCreator Product Family
All KeyCreator products remain Windows-based, locally installed and available as a permanent and lease, standalone and floating licenses. The enhanced file import/export capabilities of KeyCreator Prime and KeyCreator Drafting relates directly to these products’ use of the Kubotek Kosmos 3D Framework. A shared file format native to all KeyCreator products allows teams to use the different specialized functions throughout a project, from hands-on direct modeling to a read-only viewer, KeyCreator Viewer. The updated version of this free program is also available, capable of reading all design data in the KeyCreator CKD format (all previous versions and 2023 version).
Trial downloads for evaluation of each KeyCreator product are available from the Kubotek Kosmos web site. Additionally, a limited time offer of 20% off new permanent licenses or leases of all products is available by using the promo code “20OFFQ422” in the Kubotek Kosmos store.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.