New Integration Between solidThinking Evolve and KeyShot Speeds Design and Visualization

by | Mar 11, 2014

Troy, Michigan and Irvine, California – March 11, 2014 –  solidThinking, Inc., a leading provider of industrial design software, with Luxion, Inc., prominent developer of KeyShot®, the first real-time rendering and global illumination application, today announced complete integration between solidThinking Evolve and KeyShot. This new integration allows users to generate photographic images and animations of their designs quickly with LiveLinkingTM between Evolve and KeyShot that keeps the model updated, speeds design and avoids costly rework of design changes throughout the entire design process.

Beginning in solidThinking Evolve, users are able to explore styling and design solutions with the freedom of organic surfaces and parametric, history-based solids. Then, with a single click, transfer the model directly into KeyShot. Once transferred, users can apply scientifically accurate materials, real-world lighting, and animations through simple drag-and-drop operations while seeing the results in real-time.

Additional integration of Luxion’s LiveLinking technology allows users to continue making changes to the model in Evolve and automatically update the geometry in KeyShot without the need to re-apply materials, lighting, animations or camera views. This eliminates rework, streamlines the workflow and frees time for more creative tasks.


The integration of solidThinking Evolve and KeyShot allows faster creation of 3D visuals through LiveLinking.

“The integration of LiveLinking with Evolve is extremely valuable to our customers who use KeyShot,” said Darren Chilton, Program Manager, solidThinking. “The LiveLinking feature allows our users to work more efficiently and increase their productivity.”

“The integration between Evolve and KeyShot complement each other beautifully,” said Thomas Teger, Vice President of Products and Strategy at Luxion. “Both can be used on either Mac or PC, and both harness a design workflow that allows faster creation of 3D visuals from design conceptualization through manufacturing and development of images for sales and marketing.”

Pricing & Availability
The KeyShot Integration for solidThinking Evolve is available free of charge and is included in solidThinking Evolve 2014. More details are available at, including a video overview of the new KeyShot LiveLinking feature, a tour of the user interface, and an overview of how Evolve releases designers from the constraints of engineering-oriented CAD tools, while allowing the export of digital models required by others in the product development process.

About solidThinking, Inc.
solidThinking creates, develops and markets technology that helps our user community bring the most desirable products to their customers faster. solidThinking software is sold and supported by a global network of distribution partners and is also available as part of the Altair HyperWorks® suite. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 40 offices throughout 20 countries.

About Luxion, Inc.
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first real-time 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, Motorola, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and SMART Design. Visit for more information.

Media Contacts:

solidThinking, Inc.
Corporate / North America
Jennifer Korail

Evelyn Gebhardt
+49 6421 9684351

Luxion, Inc.
Josh Mings
+1-(949) 274-8871