Direct CAD News & Views from Kubotek USA

What's New in KeyCreator 2017 Version 14.5

Posted by Andy Beaupre on Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Take a look at this 17-minute video to learn about the newest features found in KeyCreator version 14.5. 

 

 

 

 

 

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#TechTipTuesday--Compound Die Action Using Ghost Bodies

Posted by John Agoglia on Tue, Jan 03, 2017

In this Tech Tip Tuesday, we explore Compound Die Action Using Ghost Bodies in KeyCreator 2016 

 

 

 

 

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#TechTipTuesday--Making a Composite Table

Posted by John Agoglia on Tue, Dec 20, 2016

This Tech Tip Tuesday, shows tips on making a table a composite and using the generic move tool in KeyCreator CAD software to reposition it.

 

 

 

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#TechTipTuesday--Creating a Helical Groove on a Cylinder and a Chance to save on KeyCreator!

Posted by John Agoglia on Tue, Dec 13, 2016

For this week's Tech Tip Tuesday, you will learn modeling tricks to create a helical groove on a cylinder when working in KeyCreator CAD software. 

 

 

 

 

 

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#TechTipTuesday--Using TraceParts Components in KeyCreator 2016

Posted by John Agoglia on Tue, Dec 06, 2016

For this week's Tech Tip Tuesday, we take a look at making the most of one of our great partnerships by showing how to use TraceParts components in KeyCreator 2016. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#TechTipTuesday: Modeling Trick- Creating a Die Relief

Posted by John Agoglia on Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Today's #TechTipTuesday highlights a simple trick to help you easily create a Die Relief while working in KeyCreator. 

 

 

 

 

 

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#TechTipTuesday: Modeling Trick- Fast Pipe Routing

Posted by John Agoglia on Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Today's #TechTipTuesday uses the powerful Dynamic CPLANE and Rectangle by Corners functions to quickly create an accurate, orthogonal path between two points. 

 

 

 

 

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#TechTipTuesday: Grouping an Assembly

Posted by John Agoglia on Tue, Nov 08, 2016

In this #TechTipTuesday you will learn to quicky group a sub-assembly and then manipulate it using the XFORM Dynamic Tool. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 reasons why assembly management in Direct Modeling is the BOMb!

Posted by Scott Sweeney on Sun, Jun 26, 2011

Direct Modeling 101 ebook

So you thought Direct Modeling was just for parts?

Well, just as you get ultimate flexibility in part modeling and editing from Direct Modeling, you also get ultimate flexibility in your assemblies.  Since different direct modelers handle assembly modeling differently, I will speak just about KeyCreator Direct CAD assembly modeling here. Feel free to add your own knowledge about your direct modeler below.

1. In KeyCreator you have a choice of creating assemblies as either flat (basic solids) or referenced assemblies. And KeyCreator can even read in assemblies using either method from other native CAD formats.

2. KeyCreator Direct CAD offers both level managed and reference managed assemblies.  Level managed assemblies are very intuitive using very simple drag and drop part organization.  This allows for ease in managing the assembly. And better yet, both methods can be used concurrently for the ultimate flexibility.

3. The file structure for assemblies is the same as the part file for KeyCreator Direct CAD.  This keeps things very simple and easier to use than the rigid file/part hierarchy method of history-based modelers.

4. Referenced parts can be converted to flat solids and flat solids can easily be converted to referenced assemblies.  Choose the method that works best for you or change to fit your needs.

5. Accessing and editing parts in an assembly is easy and will not result in complex rebuild errors of whether parts are referenced or not .

6. KeyCreator Direct CAD's ability to recognize patterns of parts allows the user to easily convert them to references on the fly or conversely break the references.

7. Mating and constraints are kept simple and will not cause rebuilding errors.

8. A referenced assembly can be burst down all the way down to its components or even solid  bodies and then can be reorganized at will.

9. You can selectively view and open the components in the assembly structure.

10. The Bill of Materials (BOM) can work off of referenced assemblies or multi-body level managed assemblies.

Interested in learning even more about Direct Modeling? Check out the new ebook here: Direct Modeling 101 interactive ebook

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