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KeyShot Rendering SoftwareGrabCAD Print once again makes it easier for designers to create realistic prints by seamlessly integrating with KeyShot rendering software.

Why is this a big deal?

Because KeyShot by Luxion Inc is a top of the line, industry standard, real-time 3D rendering software that allows for intuitive (yet very accurate) designs and renders. KeyShot allows for easy and high level manipulation such as:

  • Applying Textures
  • Bump Mapping
  • Accurate Material Assignments
  • Color Accuracy
  • High Speed Realistic Rendering
  • Easy Material Editing

In the past, one would have to resort to using multiple applications that would only have a few of the functions mentioned above to achieve their design goal. Since KeyShot uses 3D models for rendering, those same models can be used for printing!

How Rendering Software Fits into the 3D Printing Workflow

3D rendering software allows you to take a 3D model and view it in a 3D environment like the real world. With 3D rendering, you can insert a model such as a SOLIDWORKS, STEP, or CAD file, customize the properties ( i.e. the color, texture, lighting that it would be under, all within a digital yet realistic space.

This is essential for the 3D printing workflow because it saves an immense amount of time, effort, and money — all without the trial and error of having to create multiple prototype parts and iterations. KeyShot is a designer’s go-to for creating prototype designs easily.

But that’s not all!

KeyShot also takes advantage of the power of 3MF file type for a part that needs to have every bit of model information. You don’t have to worry about asking yourself the question of “how do you make realistic renders in KeyShot?”

Customizing your model becomes as easy as dragging and dropping your material or color onto your part.

Keep it Simple with KeyShot and GrabCAD Print

GrabCAD Print bridges the gap between 3D rendering and 3D printing while keeping it simple and clean! Your workflow becomes as simple as:

  1. Create or import the part of your choosing into KeyShot
  2. Customize to your heart’s content
  3. Export your part to a 3MF File
  4. Import your design dream into GrabCAD Print and make it a reality


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By using this new integration between KeyShot and GrabCAD Print, you can make your designs a reality, save time and money, and most of all, make the impossible — possible.

Try the game changing 3D printing workflow by upgrading to the latest version of GrabCAD Print! Let us know what you think of this new workflow!

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