Luxion’s KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS Add-in Features Motion Study Support

TUSTIN, CA, USA, Mar 21, 2018 – Luxion, a leading developer of advanced visualization and maker of KeyShot, the first real-time ray-tracing and global illumination program for 3D rendering and animation, announced Motion Study support in a new release of KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS.

Designers and engineers depend on their ability to create visuals that communicate their product and how it works. KeyShot makes this process incredibly fast with drag and drop material, light and camera setup in an interface that takes minutes to learn. Now, with the KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in, SOLIDWORKS users are able to turn their assembly simulations into beautiful animations with the new support for Motion Studies. Through the add-in, users are able to import their model with all assembly hierarchy, appearance data and Motion Study data maintained, then quickly apply materials and lighting, or take their motion further with KeyShot’s powerful camera and part animation capabilities.

Whether a rendering or animation is needed in minutes or advanced production visuals are needed for media and marketing, the new KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in is designed around speeding up the product development workflow. The add-in bridges SOLIDWORKS and KeyShot using Luxion’s LiveLinking technology to make model updates smooth, maintaining all material, light and camera setup whenever a model change is made. Additionally, the KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in introduces the new ability to separate materials by part to make import and update easier and material setup even faster.

With KeyShot used in all areas of the product development cycle and across the fields of product design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing, KeyShot has become the tool that SOLIDWORKS users turn to when they need quick concept renderings or the highest quality photographic visuals.

Key features of the KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in include:

  1. Maintain assembly structure
  2. Maintain part level appearance on face, feature, body and part
  3. Option to Separate Materials by part
  4. LiveLinking (update model inside KeyShot)
  5. Export KeyShot .bip without KeyShot installed
  6. NURBS import*
  7. Motion Study import*

Additional information on the KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in, including download and how to use the features, is available here.


The KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in is available as a free download from the KeyShot website. Additionally, the add-in can be used to export a KeyShot .bip file without a license of KeyShot installed. For LiveLinking and the other advanced capabilities available with the add-in, a license of KeyShot is required. For more information on KeyShot products and technology, please visit and follow Luxion on Facebook or Twitter.

About Luxion

Luxion is advancing the future of 3D rendering, interactive visualization and lighting technology. For more information, visit

KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on research and development in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, and other 3D professionals, 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 companies and leading consumer product manufacturers including Bose, Caterpillar, Chrysler, Fellowes, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, Sonos, Wilson and many others. For more information, visit

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