Luxion releases KeyShot 2 for PTC Creo 1.0

The first third-party rendering solution for Creo comes in both a stand-alone version and a plug-in to Creo Parametric.

Rendering software vendor Luxion announces the release of KeyShot 2.3 with native support for Creo Parametric, the new CAD program from PTC that replaces Pro/Engineer. In addition, Luxion offers a free plug-in for all Creo customers that will connect Creo directly with KeyShot.

The KeyShot plug-in for Creo, left, and KeyShot 2.3 with native support for Creo Parametric, right. (Image courtesy Luxion)

KeyShot is available for both PC and Mac operating systems; KeyShot 2.3 is available for immediate download from

Luxion was selected by PTC as a launch partner for Creo in October of 2010. The release of the KeyShot update coinsides with the launch of Creo Parametric 1.0. With a few clicks, users can take their part or assembly file in their desired representation, and transfer it to the KeyShot real time ray-tracing environment. Once inside KeyShot, the user can turn Creo CAD data into photograph-quality images in a matter of minutes by using scientifically accurate materials and real world lighting.

The Creo plugin has the following capabilities:

  • Transfer parts and assemblies
  • Maintain complete assembly structure in side KeyShot
  • Transfer simplified reps
  • Maintain assembly and/or part appearances
  • Transfer all saved views
  • Ability to save Creo models directly into a KeyShot’s own .bip format, with the need of KeyShot being installed on the machine.

Luxion will continue to support the PTC customer base by providing the ability to import Creo Parametric data natively into KeyShot on both PC and Mac operating systems.

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