Over 200 Improvements In CAD-NC Software

Dec. 9, 2004
Enhancements in KeyCreator 4.0 focus on productivity, numerical control (NC), and interoperability.

KeyCreator 4.0 edits holes more intelligently and it better support macro programming.


Designers need to be able to move quickly through the critical modeling and manufacturing stages, taking advantage of improvements to commonly used functions as well as new capabilities in both the computer-aided design (CAD) and NC solutions. V4.0 helps users overcome translation challenges through a significant increase in support for direct model translators as well as the ability to test and verify imported models. The software sports over 200 customer-driven enhancements focused on productivity, ease of use, file management, and interoperability. Enhancements include many layout improvements including circular detail views and a drawing generation wizard.

NC enhancements include surface-contour roughing with true pocket-style material removal, topology analysis and machining by zone, positional four-axis milling for both 3D surface and 2D functions, and constant-Z finishing (plateau finishing) is improved. For a limited time, the complete package of the MetaCut Utilities, (a $595 value) from Northwood Designs will ship with each seat of KeyCreator with NC options.

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