CADKEY

CADKEY

One of the oldest and most popular integrated 2D drafting and 3D design system for Windows, originally from CADKEY Corporation, Marlborough, MA (www.cadkey.com). Introduced in 1984, it offered a total design solution with solids creation and built-in DXF and IGES translators. Over the years, more than 200 manufacturing systems linked to CADKEY through its CADL programming language. Its successor software has been renamed KEYCREATOR, enhanced and released in 2004 by Kubotek USA, a division of Japanese-based Kubotek Corporation, which acquired CADKEY in late 2003.
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- CAD Translators, including these read/write options: ACIS, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, STL, OBJ, and read-only options of CADKEY, CATIA, Inventor, ProE/Creo, KeyCreator, NX, SolidWorks
An existing or a new seal product needs to be drawn in CAD (computer-aided design) software (such as CadKey, AutoCad, Pro|Engineer and the like) in a non-deformed fashion, then transferred to an FEA pre-processor in a native format (via a plug-in feature) or through translation (DXF, IGES, STER etc.), using, typically, nominal dimensions (LMC and MMC could be run as sensitivity analyses).
Mold design use multiple languages including Pro-Engineer, CadKey and AutoCad as well as translators (STP and IGES).
Although the court acknowledged that a computer program such as the CADKEY program in dispute was protectable under copyright law, it held that under the merger doctrine, the hie structures were not protectable because those structures merged with the ideas, processes, and facts underlying the data structures.
Armed with previous CADKey experience, Farmer enlisted SolidWorks 3D CAD software to pack the components into the body.
Capability: The Kubotek Spectrum CAD viewer gives engineers and designers access to design data stored in many popular CAD formats, including AutoCAD, Cadkey, Catia, Inventor, KeyCreator, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, UGS NX, and others.
For instance, there are built-in CAD filters for a variety of CAD file formats, including Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor, Cadkey, Catia V4 and V5, IGES, Parasolid, PTC Pro/Engineer, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, Unigraphics I-DEAS and NX, and even Lattice XVL.
Kubotek USA develops and manufactures KeyCreator software (formerly CADKEY) and is also responsible for sales, marketing, distribution and support for the Americas.
In addition, in an up-to-date CAD environment, CS Tool has one seat each of all the CAD software used by the automakers--CATIA, Unigraphics, Pro/ENGINEER and Cadkey. Prior to getting Delcam, CS Tool relied on Pro/E's Computervision CADDS-5.
The KeyCreator Learning CAD Training Videos are by Felix Serna, a longtime college instructor of CADKEY, and were developed to assist in shortening the learning curve when it comes to teaching and learning CAD with KeyCreator.
Although Marciano often uses AutoCAD for architectural layouts and CADKEY for solid modeling, in this case, he chose ALGOR's finite element model drawing tool, Superdraw, for building the pool's model.
In the past, most tool design has been done manually or with 2D products such as AutoCAD and Cadkey.