KeyShot and Solid Edge Integration Enables LiveLinking™ and Faster Creation of 3D Visuals

Irvine, California, June 25th, 2013 - Luxion, makers of KeyShot® and the leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology, today announced the immediate availability of a custom developed plugin that tightly integrates KeyShot with Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge® software making it a preferred rendering solution for users of Solid Edge. This plugin is available free of charge from the KeyShot website.
With KeyShot, Solid Edge users now have the option to increase the quality of their photorealistic 3D renderings, animations and interactive visuals used in communicating concepts, delivering internal presentations, developing digital prototyping and creating sales or marketing visuals. The integration allows KeyShot to be launched directly from the Solid Edge interface, automatically sending both the design and all the assigned material appearances to KeyShot.

Through the speed of KeyShot's real-time ray-tracing interface, further refinement of material assignments and lighting is quickly accomplished, and the changes are immediately displayed to the user. The plugin implements LiveLinking™ which allows users to integrate KeyShot deeply into the product development process by pushing any changes to the Solid Edge design directly to KeyShot without losing any of the material assignments, animations, lighting and camera settings. This is the tightest integration of KeyShot available in the 3D CAD software market.  This unprecedented integration enables users to save time and improves the efficiency of designers, engineers and others creating 3D visuals.
Luxion and Siemens PLM Software integrate KeyShot with Solid Edge to allow faster creation of 3D visuals.

The integration with KeyShot also allows users to transfer material assignments over to KeyShot for further development and for the creation of KeyShot animations or KeyShotVR's, an interactive visual to present models on browsers or mobile devices.

Dan Staples, Director, Solid Edge Product Development, Siemens PLM Software says, "The integration of KeyShot with Solid Edge is an important step in providing our users with a smooth and effective method for creating high-quality, 3D visuals. Changes in the Solid Edge design can be immediately reflected in the KeyShot environment, allowing high-quality visual communication to become a key part of the design process.” 
"We are recognizing the momentum of Solid Edge in the industry", said Thomas Teger, Vice President of Products and Strategy at Luxion. "The Solid Edge user base spans a wide variety of industries where visuals are part of the entire design process. The integration of KeyShot with Solid Edge provides even more flexibility for them as a solution that delivers amazing images of their designs within a matter of minutes."
Pricing & Availability
The plugin for KeyShot and Solid Edge ST6 will be available free of charge from the KeyShot website at
About Luxion
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology.  KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program for 3D rendering and animation that uses a physically correct rendering engine certified by the CIE (International Commission on 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.

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KeyShot is a registered trademark of Luxion ApS. Solid Edge is a trademark or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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