Today, we are excited to reveal our newest partnership and with it the introduction of integration between KeyShot and GrabCAD. As you know, GrabCAD is the largest online community and collaboration platform for designers and engineers. Using KeyShot, engineers and designers have the ability to quickly create photorealistic 3D renderings, animations and interactive visuals to compliment the 3D files they share in the Community or the private projects they collaborate on with GrabCAD Workbench. This is extended even further by the wide variety of 3D file formats that both KeyShot and GrabCAD support, with tight integration to import, view and render 3D data. The first stage of this integration is the ability to upload a rendering directly to a GrabCAD project or workbench. Here’s how it works.
KeyShot / GrabCAD Integration
In an industry first, we have teamed up with GrabCAD to bring a new level of integration between the two platforms. This partnership establishes the ability for you as a user to connect to your GrabCAD account from KeyShot to publish 3D renderings of your models. This saves loads of time and simply improves the workflow when developing visuals for your projects.
So, within KeyShot, a new option under Edit, Preferences, Plugins is now available. When you activate this plugin, you will be prompted to log into GrabCAD allowing authorization to connect to your GrabCAD account. Once activated, you may select the image(s) you would like to upload from the KeyShot Library, Renderings tab, right-click and select Publish to GrabCAD. You have the option to publish the image(s) to either a public Library or a private Workbench. Once published, you will be taken to the GrabCAD project in your web browser. Initially, this functionality allows direct publishing of a rendered image to a GrabCAD Project or Workbench, with the ability to import models directly into KeyShot coming later in 2013.
To give you a better idea of how simple the workflow is, here’s a short video that demonstrates how to activate the connection and upload your image to GrabCAD.