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What is KeyCreator?

KeyCreator is 3D CAD software that supports design with solids, 2D, wireframe, and surfacing, and building of assemblies all in the same 3D workspace. Developed closely with manufacturers and engineers, KeyCreator combines the flexibility of direct modeling with a broad range of translators, making it ideal for projects where quick, unplanned design variations and productive re-use of design data from anywhere are critical. KeyCreator is powered by core technologies that can recognize, or even infer, the geometry’s attributes to facilitate interoperability in what might otherwise be unusable data. This strategy allows geometry, no matter where it originated, to be used throughout the manufacturing supply chain to speed time to market, reduce costs and improve quality. About Us Kubotek3D empowers the supply chain with the right design information by delivering core precision 3D technologies and easy-to-use software products. This strategy allows product definition geometry, no matter where it originated, to be used to speed time to market, reduce costs and improve quality. Kubotek3D is a division of Kubotek USA, Inc. with development and support staff based in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Kubotek USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Kubotek Corporation (7709.T Tokyo Stock Exchange) with headquarters in Osaka, Japan. Kubotek software brands include KeyCreator MfgCAD, K-Compare, and K-Display multi-CAD utilities, and the Kubotek Kosmos 3D framework.

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German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)
Product Description

KeyCreator Direct CAD software allows designers and manufacturers to create and edit designs quickly, regardless of what CAD system created the design or how it was constructed. This saves hours in fixing CAD files.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

KeyCreator's interoperability, CAD reuse, and history-free modeling set it apart from other CAD software. It is also much faster for conceptual design than traditional CAD software. By giving users the ability to open and edit any model, regardless of the data source, KeyCreator offers a serious advantage, especially when it comes to contract and custom work.


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Kubotek3D
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Year Founded
2003
HQ Location
Marlborough, MA
Twitter
@Kubotek3D
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30 employees on LinkedIn®
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LEAD Staff
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is very straightforward. Most of the features are self explanatory and are not ridiculously complicated. Does not take a ton of time to learn most of it. Very easy to learn! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The last time I used it, there were not many shortcuts. The process to create something took a while. The lack of complication caused things to take longer. This sometimes made it seem like it took more actions to accomplish a simple task than necessary. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am not currently using KeyCreator. I used it in my advanced High School drafting class. I used it in order to learn CAD software, work with a CNC machine, do small projects that were organized by my school. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Product Designer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Easy Mechanical 3D objects modeling and nice choice for quality animations production and its also used by Engineers for clear 2D documentations for the various projects.

For the new designers to KeyCreator there is available training when has a very short learning curve before becoming a KeyCreator pro.

Easy models simplification, files exporting capability its good and great on the tool support provides its helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

KeyCreator is my best Mechanical 3D modeling solution and i can not say i have any problem with the solution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy for the Engineer to get started with KeyCreator, and the tool offers the best Mechanical designs quality and accurate documents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick models translation.

Design exporting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Coordinador de Proyectos
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

KeyCreator 3D modeling capability its nice and the of getting started requires a very short learning curve to become a KeyCreator Pro.

Very versatile solution which helps on models translation and the file exportation capability its perfect and even the Annotation.

KeyCreator Windows deployment its functional and the online support provided for their customers and also the availability of their free trial. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

KeyCreator its simple from the installation to the usability, and the online training can really helpful to those just getting started. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Powerful Mechanical design creation tool with effective and responsive features for professional design production, and very supportive to 3D printing and not a complicated solution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very easy and quick on Mechanical 3D modeling, 2D documents drafting, animation production and many others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Proto Integrator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

User interface is user friendly which makes drawing fun and easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is hard to find training videos and user experience sharings in forums Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can easily make drawing in 2D and 3D. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps to make concept designs quickly to be used in the discussion and meeting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Convenient and fast processing, no complicated command needed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

it is enough for tool and die design, but not too powerful for geometry simulation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tool and die design Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Work with 3D part from others CAD systems are easy and fast.

You are not tied to any constraints. I have 15 years using it and the company has been growing in the right direction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

2D Layout mode could be improved specifically when you do a 2d layout unbended. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it first then you will become addicted to the simplicity.

KeyCreator is addictive !! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Parts are designed on CADs customer do not have and send parts that require changes in it, here is the great advantage to have a direct cad software that helps to do what they need.

Fixture, gages and tooling are the most. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Design Technician
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that Kubotek KeyCreator provides an easy to use interface that easily integrates with auxiliary software to fill all kinds of needs. Kubotek KeyCreator is an easy to use software that is just as powerful as some of the top software in the industry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Kubotek KeyCreator is not as robust of a software as some of the competing programs on the market. Sometimes a function may not work for unexplained reasons. If you’re willing to deal with occasional reboots to solve these issues, it’s no big deal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend KeyCreator to any small or large business looking for an affordable CAD software that you can own instead of lease. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

KeyCreator is being used to create models for rapid prototyping and permanent tooling for the manufacturing process. It is also used for FEA on these designs to plan for future design criteria and changes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Key creator has never failed to produce our designs no matter how complex the job. The software is a complex and complete 3D package with rendering and even animation capabilities and yet has one of the shortest learning curves to be proficient with that I've ever seen.  Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Minor bugs typically make their way into new versions (wait until the patch to update) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It can be your weapons for big problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

 I have been able to take work from many different customers using many different CAD programs. Most all documentation these days must be in electronic format so the ability to send files back to my customers which they can easily open I think has been a big plus. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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HRIS Analyst
Hospital & Health Care
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like that Kubotek KeyCreator has become more intuitive over the last few years. The last version I used was version 15.0 and it has come a long way from the beginning. Hot keys make the efficient use of core tools and features literally appear at your fingertips. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

KeyCreator is not as mainstream of a software when compared to the likes of SolidWorks and AutoCAD, so they try to accentuate their differences by implementing small changes CAD methodology which sometimes can be detrimental to workflow when using multiple software packages within a company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend KeyCreator to any small or large company looking to take advantage of an innovative CAD software that provides all of the solutions you’ll need for most applications in an easy to use, affordable package. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

KeyCreator has helped my department create innovative prototypes for new product development and has even solved some of our G-Code machining issues with the help of the onboard machinist suite. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Product Engineer
Aviation & Aerospace
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

KeyCreator has an easy to use interface.

Most of the features are intuitive.

I like that they make mose of thier features easy to find and the icons are very explanatory.

I love that KeyCreator can easily read older files and import them into the software to be used. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

KeyCreator does not always provide repeatability when performing trim/unite operations.

It has been known to crash when performing certain operations.

I wish that Keycreator would make some of its features more intuitive. Some very useful feature of this software are located in hard-to-find places in the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

KeyCreator is a decent option when considering a CAD software that provides additional functionality such as FEA. I would reccomend the software to most anyone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

3D modeling and design of manufactured parts.

I find the machinist suite very useful.

As a company, we have seen improvements in programming times using the machinist suite in the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

KeyCreator as a yacht design tool offers a perfect blend of both freeform surfacing and mechanical design abilities. I've used this software since its inception over 35 years ago for marine design and everything that goes into making a yacht or boat work. And its never let me down. Its fast and agile software that allows for a very quick and intuitive design process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not a dislike but more of an enhancement request. I'd love to see some features like Kinematics for calculating load paths, cage editing of surfaces and a simpler animation configuration that would allow for manually moving/testing motions during the design process without formally initiating "animation". Kind of like animation on the fly so to speak. I'd also like to see a direct translator to work with KeyShot for rendering work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its considerably less expensive than SolidWorks and offers more horsepower. Additionally, I have clients who use SolidWorks and they come to me for work they simply can't do efficiently......or without spending thousands of dollars more for more advanced modules. Couple that with the benefits and speed of direct modelling and its a winner. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Yacht Design. Mechanical Design. Detailing of all related components for manufacture. The benefit is the simplicity of this software's operability and its ability to think outside the box. I can use it in ways I'm quite sure the developers never thought of. Its flexible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Stormwater Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

-Easy and friendly interface for the new users or beginners to be able to get used to the product leading to better service production.

- Very powerful drawing components, and also perfect in management of files. Excellent in creating 3D tool and simple in editing.

-Quick 2D drawing and detailing ability and production of professional designs and medels especially for Mechanical services.

-User can customize KeyCreator to fit any project styles depending on the industry involved and Importing of solid models.

-Efficiency of their customer support and response is another thing i love about this software and its the fastest in translating. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

-KeyCreator its the most appropriate in designing, but Importing process needs a very experienced user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Perfect software for modelling and designing of different models but its recommendable to trained on this product for better production. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-Quick and simple drawing and modeling of Mechanical services. Production of quality final result for large and small projects, among more benefits. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Vice President
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the powerful and flexible set of Geometry Creation Tools in Keycreator.

This allows us to work with any customers geometry using the built in translators. I am always able to translate and edit the geometry from any drawings for use in our CAM systems for machining.

It might be surprising to some since 3D is all that is usually talked about today but one of my favorite things about KeyCreator is it's powerful 2D capabilities.

Much of our work still requires perfect 2D geometry. I was totally surprised that while some other very popular CAD packages are great at 3D they are very poor at 2D.

I am able to extract and edit 2D geometry for all our needs easily and efficiently as well as take 2D geometry and build a 3D model from it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are more flexible and powerful assembly tools in other packages but those packages are also more expensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Evaluate CAD software on the basis of your needs and what you intend to do.

All the flashy ads for CAD software are great but if it doesn't do the job for you it's no good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interoperability with our Customers designs. We are able to take their concept files and edit them for the final design which we create here in our shop.

We are able to solve many complex Engineering Challenges by drawing in both 2D and 3D and use that geometry to machine actual parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Associate Engineer
Aviation & Aerospace
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

What would I consider to be great about this program, The very simple layout, very easy to maneuver and remember where everything is located. Compatibility is a must and I have not found a program that has so many other programs that work together fluidly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the program does everything I need it to do, therefor no problems yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The Price pays off in the long run, but if you only need certain aspects of the program then you probably should buy the top package. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

accurately depict and design molds that we scan and create.

Creating tooling tags, setting up the design or layout on KeyCreator then I'm able to transfer the exported DXF file to a CO2 laser program with ease. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Like the logical self-intuitive geometrically based interface that comes at an affordable price. In working with clients have also had to engage with Solid Works, AutoCAD, NavisWorks, AutoPipe and other modelling programs which I dislike because there's a lot of non-intuitive add-ons which are difficult to remember if you're not using them all the time. Even with some of these other programs, I may also create a parallel Key Creator model as a check on the spatial information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Have always found it a bit of a challenge updating settings when moving to a later version. Better now than it used to be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Key benefit has been the 3-D modelling of new equipment prior to building it in the workshop. I've never had an unforeseen problem in manufacture when key features have been fully modelled earlier. It's much easier to sort the problems on screen before any fancy materials get wasted. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Some of the features are easy to use. I like that you can use the F keys. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the online help. It is missing alot of information for certain features. Alot of the features are difficult to find in the program for 3D models. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would consider other CAD programs before KC. There is no backwards compatibility with software versions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use KC to model parts, create toolpaths for CNC mills, and FEA. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Division Leader/ Department Chair
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

KeyCreator has been an amazing teaching tool for my Middle and High school classes. With the customizable toolbars, it's easy to get kids from a basic understand the tools to getting them to explore some of the more detailed nooks and crannnies of the program. The commands and the ability to translate files allows for interdisciplinary applications in art, graphic design and mathematics, and the ability to design for 3d printing is smooth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Animations and textures can be a little tricky to figure out and apply. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a great product, I can't recommend it highly enough. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is cost effective for my budget and easy to use by kids as young as 12 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr. design engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Down and dirty...very easy to learn and use. I've used other CAD software and there is just too many "bells and whistles" that are not needed. I simply love the layering making it very nice to identify parts and the sub-parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not as powerful with solid radii. I have to log out of it on occasion because the part starts loosing visible parts. I really do not have many complaints at all. Keycreator is just great for FAST design Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it....great software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ease of design,,,I can design something 40% faster than my co-workers using brand-X software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The direct modeling software is easy to use. When I took this job after college and had to learn this software, I was surprised at how quickly I picked it up. The seamless ability to model in 3D and 2D is fantastic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software doesn't have the support or user base of the larger CAD programs. The updates and new versions often have bugs (one update would crash every time we would print), and tutorials or help online is non-existent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure that direct modeling suits your needs better than paramatric modeling. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to recreate old 2D prints that only exist on paper or pdf in Keycreator, and then using that to create 3D models has greatly helped us deal with the old drawings that our customers often send us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Contract Administrative Assistant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I used AutoCAD at my old job. I was able to pick up with KeyCreator fairly easily. The learning curve was shallow as opposed to steep. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the functions are 180 degrees backwards, from other CAD systems, in regards to the order you select the parts. This is easily overcome by familiarizing yourself with the software and taking the time to actually read the prompts as opposed to just clicking as you would with AutoCAD. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Slow down and read the prompts if you are switching from another software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use the software mainly to reverse engineer components for existing machinery. Having KeyCreator has greatly minimized our human error on the shop floor when trying to fit new parts to existing machinery. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Operations Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The ease use, we are a custom metal fabrication shop and this works real well for both creating drawings as well as translating AutoCad drawings from customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are still a few bugs to be worked out in the new release but, overall there in anything to dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be aware the the Essentials class the Keycreator offers does not teach the basics, as far as CAD goes, it is more a graphic Design 3D class anymore. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have not any business problems Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Compared to what it was 15 years ago, KeyCreator has really improved in compatibility and HW requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

From time to time floating licenses get locked by an user for no apparent reason, freeing one has not being that easy. I would expect if a user disconnects from the netwrok then the seat should be available again, specially if the user logs in and out. That's somethign which doens't happen. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

They should gve it a try. It has gone a long way improving compatibility and product stability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Compatibility with different CAD SW has increased, that has helped us keeping costs low. We design mufflers for the automotive industry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

We started with Cadkey v3 during the last century. Keycreator is the successor and is much more powerful.

We have the flexibility to work with very basic 2D geometry or advanced 3D Solid Modeling. The ability to create and modify any geometry and convert to a CAM system is priceless to me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Automation Tools are not as advanced as some other packages Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a Tool and Die Shop and receive a lot of different drawings from our customers. We are able to create, translate, modify and convert drawings and geometry to whatever is needed for machining and manufacturing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Keycreator's ability to be able to bring in complex surface and solid model geometry from any neutral solid and create tooling. KC allows us to turn CAD models into CNC machined aluminum tooling better than any other CAD program we have ever worked with.

We are a job shop, so we deal with all of the popular CAD programs, and Keycreator handles them all nicely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only real down side to Keycreator is that it does not have the high end rendering capabilities commonly found in other packages like Solidworks, but it does not come with all of the associated headaches of history based design either, so we stick with Keycreator because we like geometry based design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't be fooled by the hype of history based modelers like Solidworks and CATIA. Keycreator allows you to get in and work on other designers geometry and quickly and accurately create tooling and fabricate parts.

Keycreator is cost effective and efficient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a job shop, and have to handle many new models each year. Keycreator allows us to rapidly design and fabricate tooling with extremely complex geometry with relative ease. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UP
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like the versatility that KeyCreator allows in CAD design. I can make changes to my model separate from a model tree which I really like. The surfacing functions in KeyCreator are really great! I also like that through the years KeyCreator has been continually improving their software and there is a lot of room for growth with the foundation that they have. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are occasions where a standard part or design would be better suited for a model tree file construction and certain features of the design process would be better if they were parametric. Such as adding holes as features that don't destroy the underlying solid. I feel that the animation package leaves a lot to be desired as its a little clunky and could be made more user friendly. I also feel that the software still needs to be a lot faster than it is. Designers are making ever more complex part designs and as those file sizes are growing the software gets laggy despite having one of the best graphics cards on the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Depending on your design needs KeyCreator is a great choice. It is great if you want flexibility of design and freedom to make changes without struggling with a parametric model tree. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

KeyCreator is very suitable for mold design because it allows the freedom to build the parting surfaces, cavity, and core shapes very quickly with more design intent. This is thanks to the surfacing capabilities and freedom of design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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