KeyShot is a third party rendering system. CAD data is shared to KeyShot using the Live Linking scheme provide and extremely fast app to app data sharing. The four KeyShot tools are:
The Render All tool sends all data over to KeyShot
The Update option only sends data that is marked new or modified since the last Render All command.
BIP is the native file format for KeyShot.
Provide access to the settings and options for sharing data with KeyShot.
Transform Y as Up Direction
Swaps the Y and Z axis of data shared with KeyShot. This is enabled by default.
(a) ViaCAD (b) Enabled (c) Disabled
KeyShot will translate and center the shared data about the origin.
Snap to Ground
KeyShot will translate the shared data just above the origin.
Text, dimensions, curves are sent over to KeyShot as thin surfaces.
Text, dimensions and curves will include a reflection attribute with the default material in KeyShot.
Link Part Faces
Faces of a single solid shared with KeyShot will have separate material definitions.
Resolution Drop Down
The Resolution option specifies a minimum facet resolution when sharing data to KeyShot. Any part below the specified resolution will be refacetted when shared to KeyShot.
The Live Linking interface to KeyShot includes sharing part names and color definitions. Part names seen in Concept Explorer are preserved under the Scene tab in KeyShot. When you apply a material within KeyShot, the material is associated with the model name. If you make geometry updates to a part within ViaCAD, materials assigned to the part in KeyShot are preserved as long as you do not change the ViaCAD part name.