Starting today GrabCAD has opened our platform to allow users to publish content directly from third-party applications to the public Library or private Workbench projects. Our first “Publish to GrabCAD” partner is Luxion, makers of KeyShot. KeyShot is a top choice of GrabCADrs for amazing renderings, and now we’ve made it even easier to move content from KeyShot to GrabCAD using Windows or Mac. With KeyShot 4.1, users will be able to transfer completed renderings and static images (animations coming soon) directly from KeyShot to GrabCAD Workbench projects or the GrabCAD library. You save time and effort, and your colleagues (or the world) get to see your snazzy-looking models that much faster.
How It Works
Within KeyShot, a new option under Edit > Preferences > Plugins is now available. When a user activates this plugin, they will be prompted to log into GrabCAD allowing authorization to connect to the GrabCAD users' account. After a rendering is created, users may select the image(s) they wish to upload from the KeyShot Library Renderings tab, right-click and select "Publish to GrabCAD". The user has the option to publish the image(s) to the public Library or private Workbench. Once published, the user will be taken to the GrabCAD project in their web browser. Initially, this functionality allows direct publishing of a rendered image to a GrabCAD Library model or Workbench project, with the ability to import models directly into KeyShot coming later in 2013.
- Users of previous versions can upgrade here
- If you're already on version 4 you can update the lastest point release.
What It Means
GrabCAD is already becoming the standard for how engineers share and collaborate around products. With our new “publish to” capability, it’s even easier to move your data seamlessly to GrabCAD and share with your trusted partners or with the world. KeyShot is just the first of many applications that will have direct access to GrabCAD, we’ll be announcing more over the next few months. In the meantime, let us know what applications you’d most like to see integrated to GrabCAD Workbench or the public Library, and give “Publish to GrabCAD” a try for yourself.