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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

IronCAD’s 20th Anniversary Edition Improves Support for KeyShot Integration

IronCAD officially announces support for its KeyShot 8 design extension in its 20th Anniversary Edition (IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2019).

As part of IronCAD’s Design Extensions, KeyShot by Luxion allows users to create stunning visual representations of products designed and created in IronCAD using a seamless integration to connect and update geometry in KeyShot. The support for KeyShot 8 adds advanced technology and features such as displacement mapping, materials with embedded flakes and bubbles, volumetric materials including volume caustics, liquid interfaces, interactive cutaways, interactive image color and intensity curve adjustments, material ways for advanced product configurations, and much more. Together, these features streamline the workflow, producing more iterations and less work, while eliminating the dependence on switching between apps to create the detail and appearance needed.

KeyShot 8 includes features and updates specific to five (5) areas – materials and volume, lighting and optics, advanced geometry, image and output, and collaboration. Within these five areas, KeyShot 8 has five (5) primary features along with other updates that hold to the focus on maintaining a workflow within KeyShot. Image styles allow users to add and adjust appearances in real-time within KeyShot. Cutaway is a new simplified approach to creating cutaway views. Scattering Medium creates new options for scene and material appearance. New geometry shaders add displacement, bubble, and flake capabilities. And the KeyShot Viewer with KeyShot Configurator and glTF/GLB output offer new collaboration capabilities.

“IronCAD continues to bring flexibility to the 3D modeling process with its unique design methodology and efficient workflow,” says Derek Cicero, Vice President of Products and Strategy at Luxion. “Through the Luxion and IronCAD partnership, the KeyShot 8 integration in IronCAD 2019 brings together efficient 3D modeling and 3D rendering that allow users to create visuals quickly while continuing to refine their design.”

“KeyShot is a valuable extension to IronCAD users by providing an IronCAD-like workflow that is fast, simple, and produces exceptional results,” stated Cary O’Connor, V.P. of Marketing at IronCAD. “With the updated support for KeyShot 8, IronCAD users have more possibilities in creating realistic representations of designs faster and easier than ever before.”

For those who want to try IronCAD’s 20th Anniversary Edition and the new KeyShot 8 Design Extension, IronCAD now offers a free online trial that runs directly in any web browser on any device. Try both products now, visit,

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