How KeyShot Helps in the Solid Edge and NX Design Process

With KeyShot 3D Rendering and animation software you can create stunning images faster than you ever thought possible. KeyShot can import NX, Solid Edge, as well as JT and Parasolid on both PC and Mac. Once your 3D model is inside KeyShot, it's simple as dragging and dropping materials and lighting into your scene. Here are just a few ways that KeyShot works with Solid Edge and NX to allow photo-realistic visuals throughout the design process.


There are seven qualities that set KeyShot apart:


You don’t have to be a rendering expert to create photorealistic images of your Solid Edge or NX models. Simply import your data into KeyShot, assign materials by dragging and dropping them onto the model, adjust the lighting, and move the camera. Done. You see everything happen instantly right in front of you. Learning KeyShot literally takes only a few minutes.


Everything inside KeyShot happens in realtime. KeyShot uses unique rendering technology which makes it possible to see all changes to materials, lighting, and cameras instantly. You donʼt need to hit the render button and wait for minutes or hours to wait for the results. As soon as you assign a material to a part, you see the change immediately.


KeyShot is the most accurate rendering solution for your Solid Edge or NX data. KeyShot uses scientifically accurate materials and real-world lighting to help you create the most stunning images possible. KeyShot is the only application that is certified by the CIE for accurately simulating lighting in computer graphics. 

Powerful Architecture

KeyShot doesnʼt require any special hardware or graphics card. KeyShot takes full advantage of all cores and threads inside your computer. As your computer gets more powerful KeyShot becomes faster. The performance scales linearly with the number of cores and threads in your system. If you double the amount of cores, you double performance and cut render time in half.

Tight Integration

KeyShot is tightly integrated with your Solid Edge and NX data. When you import the 3D geometry, KeyShot maintains the entire model structure including part and assembly names. Changes made to your model in 3D can import back into KeyShot without having to reassign materials or lighting.

Large Data Sets

Since KeyShot is CPU based, any imported data is stored in RAM – not the video card. This allows KeyShot to handle extremely large data sets. There are no restrictions on the size of the data set as long as the computer has enough memory available. KeyShot is highly optimized which makes it possible to work with models with tens of millions of polygons even on a laptop.

Amazing animation

KeyShot revolutionary new animation system brings a whole new level of creating animations quickly and easily to your product development pipeline. KeyShot doesn’t rely on inserting and managing keyframes. Instead, apply individual transforms (rotations, translations, etc.) to set up new animations with a click of button, and update materials and lighting as the animation plays.

You can try KeyShot now and see how easy it is to bring in files from Solid Edge and NX or import a JT or Parasolid format as well.

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