IronCAD’s 20th Anniversary Edition Improves Support for KeyShot Integration

Jan 15, 2019 | , , , ,

The latest CAD release fully supports the recent KeyShot 8 version with advanced technology and features.


(ATLANTA, Ga.) January 15, 2019 — IronCAD, the 3D CAD platform of choice among metal fabricators and custom machinery manufacturers, officially announces support for its KeyShot 8 design extension in its 20th Anniversary Edition (IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2019).

As part of IronCAD’s Design Extensions, KeyShot by Luxion allows users to create stunning visual representations of products designed and created in IronCAD using a seamless integration to connect and update geometry in KeyShot. The support for KeyShot 8 adds advanced technology and features such as displacement mapping, materials with embedded flakes and bubbles, volumetric materials including volume caustics, liquid interfaces, interactive cutaways, interactive image color and intensity curve adjustments, material ways for advanced product configurations, and much more. Together, these features streamline the workflow, producing more iterations and less work, while eliminating the dependence on switching between apps to create the detail and appearance needed.


KeyShot 8 includes features and updates specific to five (5) areas – materials and volume, lighting and optics, advanced geometry, image and output, and collaboration. Within these five areas, KeyShot 8 has five (5) primary features along with other updates that hold to the focus on maintaining a workflow within KeyShot. Image styles allow users to add and adjust appearances in real-time within KeyShot. Cutaway is a new simplified approach to creating cutaway views. Scattering Medium creates new options for scene and material appearance. New geometry shaders add displacement, bubble, and flake capabilities. And the KeyShot Viewer with KeyShot Configurator and glTF/GLB output offer new collaboration capabilities.


“IronCAD continues to bring flexibility to the 3D modeling process with its unique design methodology and efficient workflow,” says Derek Cicero, Vice President of Products and Strategy at Luxion. “Through the Luxion and IronCAD partnership, the KeyShot 8 integration in IronCAD 2019 brings together efficient 3D modeling and 3D rendering that allow users to create visuals quickly while continuing to refine their design.”

“KeyShot is a valuable extension to IronCAD users by providing an IronCAD-like workflow that is fast, simple, and produces exceptional results,” stated Cary O’Connor, V.P. of Marketing at IronCAD. “With the updated support for KeyShot 8, IronCAD users have more possibilities in creating realistic representations of designs faster and easier than ever before.”

For those who want to try IronCAD’s 20th Anniversary Edition and the new KeyShot 8 Design Extension, IronCAD now offers a free online trial that runs directly in any web browser on any device. Try both products now, visit,


About Luxion

Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Motorola, Procter & Gamble, Skullcandy, IDEO and SMART Design. Visit for more information.


About IronCAD

Based in Atlanta, Ga., IronCAD is a leading provider of 3D design productivity solutions that deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction and productivity. Individual components of this solution can be used standalone, complementary within an existing design environment, or can be used together to collaborate effectively throughout the enterprise to extend productivity. IronCAD’s flagship product IRONCAD has won many industry awards for its innovative technology and leads the industry in its ease of use and design productivity. Thousands of customers worldwide use IronCAD to support their success. For more information about IronCAD, visit