KeyShot and IronCAD Integration Brings Faster Creation of 3D Visuals for Improved Communication

by | Nov 21, 2013

Irvine, California and Atlanta, Georgia, November 21st, 2013 – Luxion, makers of KeyShot® and a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology, with IronCAD, LLC, a leading provider of design productivity solutions, today announced the integration between KeyShot and IronCAD, bringing the single-click transfer of IronCAD data into KeyShot along with the ability to keep model geometry updated to streamline the 3D visual creation process.

This tight integration between KeyShot and IronCAD, featuring Luxion’s LiveLinking™ technology, allows IronCAD users to develop their design within IronCAD, export the data to KeyShot, maintaining assembly structure and all appearances, while continuing to work on the design inside IronCAD. As the design development proceeds, users can select to update the model inside KeyShot from the IronCAD interface with the click of a button without disrupting previous applied materials, views or animations set up within KeyShot.


New integration between KeyShot and IronCAD provides users faster creation of 3D visuals.


This new integration both compliments and bridges the modeling flexibility available within IronCAD and the rendering flexibility within KeyShot to deliver an efficient workflow to design engineers. With the installation of the 2014 or later versions of the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite of products, users can launch KeyShot directly from the IronCAD interface without the need to export to another file format. Options include the ability to Export the IronCAD model directly into KeyShot, update the model within KeyShot and export a KeyShot .bip file without KeyShot installed. Color assignments at the part and assembly level are maintained while assembly structure and camera views are transferred accurately into KeyShot.

“The KeyShot integration is a valuable extension for the IronCAD community, extending the capability to quickly develop high quality visual representations of their products,” commented Cary O’Connor, V.P. Marketing at IronCAD. “KeyShot is providing a simple to use, high quality product that ties perfectly to IronCAD’s commitment to deliver increased productivity to our users and we are excited to bring this integration to our customers,” he continued.

“IronCAD is an incredibly flexible 3D modeling application combining both parametric and explicit modeling in the same interface.” says Thomas Teger, Vice President of Products and Strategy at Luxion. “With the new KeyShot integration with IronCAD, users can extend that flexibility with the ability to quickly create stunning visuals from their IronCAD data while continuing to refine their design.”

Pricing & Availability
The KeyShot Integration for IronCAD will be available free of charge and is included in the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite release 2014 and newer.

About Luxion
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first realtime ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global 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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