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#TechTipTuesday-- KeyCreator 2017 V15 openBoM integration

Posted by Andy Beaupre on Tue, Aug 29, 2017

This week's Tech Tip video features the new openBoM integration added to KeyCreator 2017 V15.  

 

 

 

 Video Transcript: 

-Kubotek has partnered with an easy to use, integrated cloud-based BOM

management solution for KeyCreator 2017...

-Introducing openBOM for KeyCreator

-openBOM automatically generates a BOM using the part properties of

referenced parts

-KeyCreator part properties are mapped to the BOM for each referenced

part

-Access to openBOM has been fully integrated into the KeyCreator menu

structure

-Parts lists, single-level, and multi-level BOMs can all be generated by

selecting the openBOM configuration from the openBOM configuration

-A single click exports the BOM to the online dashboard

-An automatically generated hyperlink provides immediate access to the

BOM

-The openBOM dashboard gives you a complete BOM and inventory

management tool

-The view of the BOM can be easily customized

-openBOMs integration with KeyCrator is flexible. Consider the two

references of the connector sub-assembly

-Let’s add a third connector sub-assembly to the design

-We can edit the electrical enclosure to add an additional knockout

-KeyCreator’s editing tools were designed specifically for the quick and

Easy modification of non-native models

-Once the enclosure has been modified, a copy of the connector sub-

assembly can be easily added

-When the changes are complete, an export from the modified assembly

automatically creates a new version of the BOM

-All changes and a complete revision history are recorded within the

openBOM dashboard

-Excel, PDF and CSV copies of the BOM can be saved directly from the

Dashboard

-Exported BOM copies can be added to any KeyCreator file as an editable

OLE object

-BOM management for KeyCreator has never been easier

 

 

For more information visit kubotek3d.com or call 800-372-3872 Option 2

 

  

 

Topics: CAD, KeyCreator, #TechTipTuesday, openBoM

#TechTipTuesday-- V15 Detailing Enhancements

Posted by John McCullough on Tue, Aug 22, 2017

This week's Tech Tip video features the KeyCreator 2017 V15 enhancements and performance improvements related to dimensions, drawing views, and drawing layouts. 

 

 

 

 

Video Transcript: 

New Dimension Extension

  • While placing a dimension, you may discover it will not fit.
  • Using Context Menu, edit the dimension to turn on extension
  • #1 Check on "Text Extension"
  • #2 set "Auto Center" Text flips around as your cursor navigates around placement quadrant

Enhanced Section View

  • Text set from Detail Settings
  • Set your most commonly used text/size as default for Section View text

Improved performance of Dynamic Instance Resizing.

  • Entire model is displayed for easier panning & resizing
  • Updated once & not constantly during dynamic resizing

Significantly Improved Instance updating, especially when many instances or many layouts are used!

  • New level & geometry added
  • Instances will only reprocess when an instance level is modified
  • Side by side example of opening each layout.
  • No instance contains new level & geometry.
  • No reprocessing required!
  • Toggling between versions to next layout
  • Keycreator V15.0 completes task faster than previous versions

 

 

For more information visit kubotek3d.com or call 800-372-3872 Option 2

 

  

 

Topics: CAD, KeyCreator, #TechTipTuesday, Detailing

#TechTipTuesday-- V15 Surfacing Enhancements (Dual Kernel)

Posted by John McCullough on Tue, Aug 15, 2017

This week's Tech Tip video features the KeyCreator 2017 V15 enhancements to several surfacing functions and the addition of a new surfacing function. All of the modeling technology used in these enhancements comes from Kubotek's own New Technology modeling kernel which is being relied on in more and more functions across KeyCreator. 

 

 

 

Video TRANSCRIPT:

 New Multi-Profile Sweep

Create shapes from multiple profiles following along a given path

Create solids or surfaces in one function

Easily select profiles and path and KeyCreator will create a shape that morphs from one profile to another

KeyCreator quickly creates a seamless shape

Improved Rail Sweep

Rail Sweep with 2 profiles and 2 paths

In this example, we are using 2 profiles and 2 paths. The shape will morph from one profile to the other following both paths

In this example, we are using 2 profiles and 1 path. You can see how the shape morphs from a profile with multiple curves to a profile with just 1 curve

Improved Loft

Loft has been improved to create solids and surfaces in one function. Profiles can easily be selected using window select

Loft gives you the ability to create shapes through curves and points at one time

Using the Tangent Faces option in Loft allows you to create tangent shapes

 

For more information visit kubotek3d.com or call 800-372-3872 Option 2

 

  

 

Topics: KeyCreator, CAD Geometry, #TechTipTuesday, Surfacing, Dual Kernel