Software provides freeform modeling.

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CADKEY Workshop(TM) V21 integrates drafting, wireframe, freeform solid modeling, surface modeling, and mechanical libraries. CADKEY Workshop EX V21 combines freeform solid and surface modeling with 4 translators, including Import CATIA® 4, Export CATIA® 4, Import Pro/E®, and Import Unigraphics®. CADKEY GraphX(TM) V21 allows user to create drawings from scratch or generate drawings from solid, surface, and polygon models that are imported from other systems.

Original Press Release:

CADKEY Corporation Unveils New CADKEY Version 21 Freeform Product Line at the National Design Engineering Show 2003

CADKEY Booth Demonstrations Highlight CADKEY Workshop V21 Freeform Modeling and Brand New CADKEY Workshop EX V21 Freeform Model Exchange Software

Marlborough, MA - December 23, 2002 - CADKEY Corporation, a leading developer of Windows®-based mechanical design and drafting software used by mechanical design and manufacturing professionals worldwide for nearly eighteen years, announced today that it will unveil its new CADKEY Version 21 product line at the National Design Engineering Show (NDES), Booth # 7108. The show is part of National Manufacturing Week, March 3-6, 2003, held each year at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. The new Version 21 lineup is comprised of major enhancement releases of their three geometry-based, Windows® freeform (explicit) CAD solutions: CADKEY Workshop(TM) Solid and Surface Modeling software; a brand new freeform Modeling / Model Exchange product called CADKEY Workshop EX(TM) which adds translators for Pro/E®, Catia® and Unigraphics® to the power of CADKEY Workshop; and CADKEY GraphX for 2D Drafting.

CADKEY Workshop(TM) V21
CADKEY Workshop is a complete freeform modeling solution that integrates drafting, wireframe, freeform solid modeling, advanced surface modeling and mechanical libraries for only $3,000 USD, which includes a one-year Annual Update Contract. Version 21 is a major release of the flagship product that has been expanded with critical enhancements that greatly increase productivity and accuracy for Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineers in the design of tooling, machinery, fixtures, molds, dies, and complex machines. This new version essentially combines three products into one by integrating significant functionality from the company's FastSURF® advanced freeform surface modeling product (which previously sold separately for $ 995 USD) and their well-known DRAFT-PAK® mechanical productivity software product (which sold separately for $ 595 USD). It also includes new real-time visualization capabilities utilizing lights, materials, textures and primitive shadows.

CADKEY Workshop V21 provides a more comprehensive design solution that allows manufacturing professionals to create, import, and edit three-dimensional models and drawings easier than ever before. Unique features that set CADKEY Workshop's freeform modeling apart from other CAD software products are a Pure Geometry(TM) foundation (architecture), a versatile assembly management and data organization structure, a comprehensive dimensional accuracy assurance system and integrated freeform surface modeling. CADKEY Workshop is optimized to run in Microsoft® Windows® XP / 2000 / NT 4.

CADKEY Workshop EX V21
This new, innovative Freeform Model Exchange product delivers an unprecedented level of interoperability with Catia® 4, Pro/E® and Unigraphics® files in one comprehensive, cost-effective solution. It combines the complete freeform solid and surface modeling of CADKEY Workshop V21 with four powerful, enhanced Translators: Import CATIA® 4, Export CATIA® 4, Import Pro/E®, and Import Unigraphics®. These translators currently address the latest versions of their corresponding high-end CAD systems and are uniquely part of a complete freeform model editing and exchange solution, not sold as add-ons. This product is ideal for anyone who needs to work with data from customers and suppliers, such as when generating tooling, fixtures, molds, dies, machines, and more. CADKEY Workshop EX sells for $6,000 USD which includes an Annual Update Contract.

CADKEY GraphX V21 is advanced mechanical drawing software for drafters, mechanical design engineers and manufacturing engineers that is sensibly priced at only $1,000 USD, which includes an Annual Update Contract. The product allows users to quickly create accurate drawings from scratch or generate drawings from solid, surface and polygon models that are imported from other systems, including ACIS® and Parasolid® models. It utilizes "intelligent" dimensioning on native or imported drawings to help prevent costly manufacturing errors and allows users to run third-party add-on software for extended power. Industry-standard data translators (DWG, DXF(TM), ACIS-SAT, Parasolid X_T, STEP, IGES, STL, VRML) are included. Version 21 primary enhancements include the wireframe fastener and feature hole libraries and structural shape routines formerly found in DRAFT-PAK®.

Purchasing and Support
The entire line of CADKEY products and services is sold through Authorized CADKEY Value-Added Resellers (VARs) worldwide and via the CADKEY WebStore at For VAR referral in the USA/Canada, call CADKEY Corporation at 800-372-3872. International Customers can call 508-229-2020 for referral to a local International Distributor. For more detailed product information or to view demo movies go to Technical support and training programs are offered through Authorized CADKEY VARs. Technical support is also available via the Web site:, Email: and FAX: 508-460-0724. For Academic sales and pricing, contact Tech Ed Concepts, CADKEY North American Academic Distributors, at 800-338-2238 / 603-224-8324 or visit

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