Kubotek USA Readies for KeyCreator 2014, Kubotek Validation Tool 2014 and Kubotek ECO Manager 2014

  Kubotek USA Readies for KeyCreator 2014, Kubotek Validation Tool 2014 and
  Kubotek ECO Manager 2014

Business Wire

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- September 11, 2013

Kubotek USA continues its leadership in direct modeling by rolling out
KeyCreator 2014. KeyCreator 2014 will include new options for photorealistic
rendering, a new free student version, a new integrated Wire-EDM option and
hundreds of customer driven enhancements to KeyCreator Direct CAD.

The 2014 Kubotek product line also includes new versions of Validation Tool
CAD Data Validation software and ECO Manager CAD Comparison software with many
new features and enhancements, such as a new PowerPoint Toolbar and 3D PDF
reporting functionality.

As the most complete Direct Modeler available, KeyCreator 2014 continues to
add more tools to aid design and manufacturing professionals. For instance,
KeyCreator Artisan is a brand new option that gives users easy-to-use tools to
create photorealistic images from 3D models. This new application contains
pre-packaged lighting and environments and a library of drag and drop
materials. Once the rendering options are defined, they remain linked to the
model throughout any model revisions or updates. With these plentiful
rendering and image creation options, high quality photorealistic images can
be quickly produced.

The new KeyCreator Student Version is available free of charge to approved,
eligible students. The KeyCreator Student Version contains the same
professional-level precision design tools available as the commercial version
of KeyCreator, including Adobe PDF output capabilities and 3D STL for rapid
prototyping. File exporting capabilities are limited. The KeyCreator Student
Version license is renewable annually. Students will have unlimited access to
Kubotek University where hundreds of courses and learning aids are available.
Students simply need to request a KeyCreator Student Version license here.

KeyCreator Machinist is the easiest to use and most cost effective 2- through
3-axis CAM solution for mold, die & tooling, wood working, rapid prototyping
and general machining. The KeyCreator Machinist NC module will include a new
Wire EDM option for 2 and 2.5 axis NC milling. The integration of KeyCreator
Machinist and KeyCreator Direct CAD means users can take advantage of many
direct editing features and functions. The software creates ultra-fast tool
path generation allowing users to optimize machining strategies by running
multiple tool path options.

User-driven improvements and updates to KeyCreator Direct CAD include several
drawing related enhancements that fuel productivity. Users with large drawing
files will like the new time-saving “Quick Open” option. This feature is
extremely valuable for users who need to jump back and forth between models
and drawings. Another new feature is the automated creation of drawing
revisions from layouts. This automation speeds the release of drawings to
production by eliminating many steps and reduces the likelihood of errors.

Other noteworthy enhancements include updated translators, the flexible
selection of geometry sets for reuse in later functions, and the use of
DynaHandle ToolTips as editable fields for quick, precise moves. This type of
direct editing gives users even more options to build the models in the
quickest and best way they see fit. Additionally, future KeyCreator 2014
releases will see the addition of animation with collision detection.

Scott Sweeney, Vice President of Marketing states, “KeyCreator Direct CAD is
becoming the de-facto one-stop-shop solution for mold makers, manufacturers
and designers that need to work with multiple file formats, collaborate in the
supply chain and get work done quickly and efficiently. Our complete direct
modeling package will allow one person to design, simulate motion, simulate
stress, edit files, create drawings, machine parts or create photorealistic
images all in one very competitively priced and easy to learn software
package. Of course, the package also allows large teams of design and
manufacturing professionals to use any or all elements of our Direct CAD
software to master their geometry.”

Validation Tool 2014 and ECO Manager 2014 continue to help customers meet OEM
quality standards and prevent incorrect 3D data from entering into the design
and manufacturing stream. The 2014 product releases will focus on ease of use
for customers and the ability to better organize results, capitalizing on
previous user interface improvements. Features such as a PowerPoint tool bar
will make it easier for users to generate more meaningful comparison or
quality reports specific to their company’s needs. Automatic 3D PDF report
creation will aid in the visualization of engineering change orders, resulting
in better communication and collaboration.

Tony Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, ECO Manager Business Unit
says, “companies like Parker Hannifin and The Boeing Corporation have come to
depend on our CAD Data Management and CAD Comparison products to enhance
collaboration, reduce costs and reduce risk throughout their design to
manufacture process. Kubotek allows companies to master the communication of
their geometry, regardless of the CAD file type or whether they use 3D Model
Based Definition (3D MBD) or paper drawings. You can even integrate automated
3D design change management software it into your existing PLM/PDM systems.”

KeyCreator 2014 is scheduled for official release on September 17, 2013.
Validation Tool 2014 and ECO Manager 2014 are scheduled to ship Fall 2013.
Free trials and updated product information can be found on www.kubotek3d.com.

About Kubotek USA

Kubotek USA—Masters of Geometry – leads the direct modeling revolution by
providing CAD technology to easily create, edit or manage changes to model
data. Kubotek USA develops core technologies that can recognize, or even
infer, the geometry’s attributes to facilitate interoperability in what might
otherwise be unusable data. Kubotek USA develops software that can work with
geometry, no matter where it originated, for use throughout the manufacturing
supply chain in order to speed time to market, reduce costs and improve
quality. Kubotek USA products include: KeyCreator 3D Direct CAD, KeyCreator
Analysis, Kubotek Validation Tool and Kubotek ECO Manager for precise model
comparison/validation and visual change reports to easily manage design
changes, KeyMarkUp Multi-CAD Viewer and Mark Up Tool, KeyCreator Machinist,
and Kubotek Spectrum CAD viewer.

Kubotek USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubotek Corporation (7709.T Tokyo
Stock Exchange). Kubotek Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered
in Osaka, Japan.

For more information please visit www.kubotek3d.com.

Kubotek, KeyCreator, KeyCreator Analysis, Kubotek Validation Tool, Kubotek ECO
Manager, KeyMarkUp, KeyCreator Machinist, KeyMachinist and Kubotek Spectrum
are registered trademarks or trademarks of Kubotek Corporation. All other
brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective owners.

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