KeyShot for IronCAD – Affordable Realistic Rendering Made Easy

by | Feb 4, 2014

Irvine, California and Atlanta, Georgia – February 04, 2014 – IronCAD, LLC, the leading provider of design productivity solutions with Luxion, makers of KeyShot® and a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology announced the availability of “KeyShot for IronCAD” to the IronCAD customer community. This offering provides IronCAD customers access to KeyShot’s quick, easy, and amazing rendering capabilities that work directly with the IronCAD products at an affordable price.

“KeyShot for IronCAD” enables users to create 3D models quickly and then at a push of a button, generate stunning visuals for communication and collaboration. Using Luxion’s LiveLinking™ technology, IronCAD users create new product designs and then work with them directly in KeyShot while maintaining assembly structure and model appearance. During the design process, users can update and make changes from within the IronCAD interface and have these changes automatically reflected in the rendered image. The changed geometry uses previous applied KeyShot materials allowing new images to be created with ease.

“KeyShot is a great application for creating amazing visual representations of 3D models quickly with very little training or expertise in rendering.” Commented Cary O’Connor, V.P Marketing at IronCAD. “Offering an affordable low cost version of KeyShot to our IronCAD customers was a logical step to provide a wide variety of tools to meet their customers’ expectations when communicating concepts, bids, or final marketing collateral” he continued.

“We are very excited about this partnership”, says Thomas Teger, VP of Products and Strategy at Luxion. “KeyShot for IronCAD not only gives IronCAD users a powerful toolset for creating amazing images from their designs in minutes, but also gives them access to our ever growing community to get help, share ideas and resources, or simply enjoy the great images other KeyShot users are creating. This new way of integrating and delivering an established rendering solution is fundamentally new. IronCAD are amongst the first to realize and deliver upon this.”

“KeyShot for IronCAD” runs on the recent released IronCAD 2014 Server Patch 1 with all the IronCAD products and offers customers a fully functional 30-day evaluation. Beyond the evaluation, users can buy the full version or continue to use “KeyShot for IronCAD” in a limited version to test concepts and capabilities.

“KeyShot for IronCAD” is available immediately to all IronCAD customers from Contact IronCAD or your authorized reseller for details on pricing.

Key highlights of “KeyShot for IronCAD”:

You don’t have to be a rendering expert to create stunning images of your 3D models. Transfer your data into KeyShot from IronCAD products, drag and drop materials, adjust the lighting, and move the camera. Done. Everything happens right in front of your eyes, all in real-time.

Real-time Raytracing
Whether you are creating 3D renderings or animations, you see everything happen instantly which decreases the time it takes to create photorealistic 3D images.

Instant Real World Lighting
All of the environmental lights inside KeyShot can accurately simulate differences in brightness from a simple LED all the way up to the intensity of the sun and cast shadows accordingly.

Scientifically Accurate Materials
All KeyShot materials are scientifically accurate and have physical properties based on real world materials. This makes setting up realistic materials extremely easy, foolproof and faster than ever.

Importing Data
The KeyShot for IronCAD version allows you to use IronCAD’s import capabilities to access data from other applications. Use the standard formats such as IGES, STEP, ACIS and Parasolid as well as a long list of graphical formats or consider the Trans Product to import native file formats such as Solidworks, Inventor, CATIA, Pro/E (CREO), and UG/NX.

About Luxion
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program for 3D rendering and animation that uses a physically correct rendering engine certified by the CIE (International Commission on Illumination). Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Tesla, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and SMART Design. Visit for more information.

About IronCAD
Based in Atlanta, GA, IronCAD is a leading provider of 3D Design Productivity Solutions that deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction and productivity. Individual components of this solution can be used standalone, complementary within an existing design environment, or can be used together to collaborate effectively throughout the enterprise to extend productivity. Its flagship product IRONCAD has won many industry awards for its innovative technology and leads the industry in its ease of use and design productivity. IronCAD products are being used successfully by thousands of customers worldwide. For more information on IronCAD, call 1-800-339-7304 or visit

Press contacts:
Luxion, Inc.
Josh Mings
Marketing Manager
+1-(949) 274-8871

Cary O’Connor
V.P. of Marketing
(678) 202-8325

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