Luxion and Onshape Partner for the Release of KeyShot Connection for Onshape

by | Dec 14, 2015

With the launch of Onshape App Store (beta), users of KeyShot and Onshape now have a seamless connection between the two applications.

Tustin, California, December 14th, 2015 – Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot®, the first real-time ray-tracing and global-illumination program for 3D rendering and animation, today announced the release of KeyShot Connection for Onshape, a new, free plugin available with the introduction of the Onshape App Store.

Onshape’s first full-cloud 3D CAD system brings a new level of accessibility to design and collaboration. Now, through a connected workflow with any full license of KeyShot, Onshape users have the ability to create photorealistic renderings and animations of their Onshape Documents. This unique integration allows Onshape users to connect to their Onshape account from inside KeyShot, browse Documents and import their models quickly into KeyShot. KeyShot scenes can be shared back to an Onshape Document with any changes made, seamlessly updated through the connection without losing any material, lighting or animation set-up in KeyShot.

KeyShot Connection for Onshape allows users to move models between the modeling and the rendering environment, make updates and share KeyShot scenes with other teammebers.

“With the growth of Onshape and request for Onshape support from KeyShot users, we are pleased to partner with them for the introduction of the Onshape App Store,” says Thomas Teger, VP of Products and Strategy at Luxion. “This confirms with us that more 3D professionals are interested in mobile solutions with the ability to create high-quality visuals of their 3D data quickly.”

How It Works
After installation of the plugin, KeyShot is opened and “Connect to Onshape” is selected from the File menu. Once connected to an Onshape account, public or private Documents and Workspaces may be browsed. A Part Studio or Assembly is selected and brought into KeyShot with the click of a button, with the model structure, part and assembly names all maintained. (KeyShot Pro adds the ability to import NURBS data for perfectly smooth, rounded surfaces.) After materials, environments and textures are added in KeyShot, the scene may be saved and uploaded directly to an Onshape Document for others to make updates. When a change to the design occurs, “Connect to Onshape” is selected again to easily update the model in the KeyShot scene with all work inside KeyShot preserved, ensuring everything is up-to-date throughout the entire design process.

Pricing and Availability
The KeyShot Connection for Onshape is a connected desktop app available as a free download through the Onshape App Store. The Onshape App Store is currently in private beta.  If interested in participating, users may request an invitation at A free Onshape account is needed to use the App Store. New users can sign up here. A full license of KeyShot is required to use the KeyShot Connection for Onshape. KeyShot HD ($995) includes unlimited rendering resolution and KeyShot Pro ($1995) includes full KeyShot Animation capabilities. Floating licenses, Network Rendering, and KeyShotVR, for creating interactive visuals, are also available. For more information on KeyShot, please visit

About Luxion
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology including applications such as KeyShot and the Velux Daylighting Visualizer. KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in global illumination and material appearance. With a focus on making the creation of high-quality visuals from 3D data as simple as taking a photograph, KeyShot is recognized as the standard visualization tool for industrial designers and marketing professionals worldwide. Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 and major industrial design companies including Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Philips, Specialized, Whirlpool, and IDEO. For more information on KeyShot 3D rendering, animation and KeyShotVR, please visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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