Direct CAD News & Views from Kubotek USA

Graphics Performance Across the MCAD Industry

Posted by John McCullough on Wed, Aug 11, 2010

John "Bob Ross" McCulloughOne of the MCAD industry's current most well-known writers, Deelip Menezes, recently put together a couple excellent blogs on graphics performance. Deelip recorded short videos of about a dozen CAD products dynamically rotating a complex engine model (STEP file).

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Latest blog:

Original blog:

I'm pleased to see that KeyCreator V9 handled the job as well as any of the products tested. Deelip looked at Inventor, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, NX, Alibre, Spaceclaim, Rhino, and several others.

I've personally spent a lot of time this year researching graphics issues and performance. Graphics is tricky business because of the complex interaction with hardware, which is 'highly non-uniform' across our customer base. The changes Microsoft has introduced in Windows 7 have presented new challenges for us. However, Microsoft's push in these areas and advancement of DirectX has created an overall performance gain for Kubotek graphics using the Direct3D driver type.

Its gratifying to see that Kubotek is already providing excellent performance compared to the rest of the industry because we are also not resting. For V10 we have a number of significant graphics related changes coming to improve performance even further.

Topics: Kubotek KeyCreator Version 9, CAD, 3D CAD

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the plant...

Posted by Scott Sweeney on Mon, Dec 21, 2009

Twas the week before Christmas and all through plant,

the engineers were a stirring and raving and rant.

They had installed KeyCreator, version 9 with care.

In hopes that their performance would be on a tear!

We booted up Windows 7 clicked on KeyCreator,

Our 100Meg file, would it be the victor?

When all of a sudden we saw in a hurry

Every fillet and arc, every instance no worry!

It's all that they said, and now even more.

Thank you Kubotek Engineers, you've won the war.

So to all in the plant on this Christmas eve week, we say

Design away, design away, design away all!

Merry Chistmas and Happy Holidays to all of you from your friends at KubotekUSA

Topics: 3D Direct CAD, Merry Christmas 2010, Kubotek KeyCreator Version 9