Luxion has recently released KeyShot 5.1, the latest version of its flagship product, KeyShot. It’s available for immediate download here or you can grab the update here.
There are lot of new features and updates released with KeyShot 5.1, adding new advanced procedural textures with loads of options, Sørensen Leather materials (via KeyShot Cloud) and Federal Standard colors. There also have been improvements with the ability for multi-touch support for touch-enabled devices and Retina display. The New Procedural Textures on the top adds the topping flavor to the rendering and animations.
Advanced Procedurals- Camouflage
Here’s the quick list of what’s new in KeyShot 5.1:
Highlights on the new features and improvements can be seen in KeyShot What’s New Docuemnt. The What’s New document available on the page breaks down each new feature with details on how they work
KeyShot Learning Resources
All the step-by-step tutorials/tips or webinars to get you started using KeyShot, from getting familiar with the interface to rendering out your final image. KeyShot Learning
Pricing and Availability
KeyShot 5.1 is available for both Windows and Mac OS X. The base version costs $995 with Pro version at $1,995. There is also a Pro Floating License coasting $2,995. This update is free for registered users. You can also download KeyShot for a free 14 day trial
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I’ve seen lot many times people asking about the folder structure for weldment profiles in SOLIDWORKS. The folder structure for weldment profile is simply ABC.
A is the path for the folder that contains the Standard. For e.g. D:\Design Library\Weldments
B is the path for the folder that contains the Types. For e.g. D:\Design Library\Weldments\Inch
C is the path for the folder that contains the Sizes. For e.g. D:\Design Library\Weldments\Inch\10×20.SLDLFP
So when setting up the weldment profile location, you need to set the location of A under Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > Weldment Profiles
SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP 5.0 EV is available for download
This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at https://customerportal.solidworks.comand click Download Software and Updates to get access to the update.
For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SOLIDWORKS Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.
*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.
- Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases. – Report critical problems to SolidWorks Technical Support at firstname.lastname@example.org – The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.
With SOLIDWORKS 2015, user now have the ability to add centerlines to all types of rectangles. The option is be default checked for Center Rectangle and 3 points Center Rectangle but you can choose between From Corner or From Midpoint. For other type of rectangles you can pick Add construction lines and then you can choose between From Corner or From Midpoint.
Here is a quick video showing the new centerlines in rectangle options..