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ZW3D integrates specialized tools to help you develop creative and high-quality products
to market faster and cost-effectively.

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KeyShot 3D Rendering and Animation for ZW3D CAD/CAM

KeyShot is advanced 3D rendering and animation software that simplifies the entire media creation process with an intuitive, streamlined user interface and a revolutionary animation workflow that allows the creation of fully rendered animations in real time.

The KeyShot for ZW3D plugin brings single-click integration to the product design workflow.

Application industry: Automotive, Engineering, Entertainment, Design, Jewelry, Marketing

Required application: ZW3D 2015 or above

KeyShot Features
KeyShot features tools and the fastest workflow for creating still and animated visuals. Within a few minutes, apply scientifically accurate materials, work with textures and labels, adjust HDRI and physical lighting, move your camera for the perfect shot, create animation and interactive KeyShotVR’s and see it all happen in real-time.

Simple Interface
KeyShot’s simple user interface is minimal, but powerful, with all the options you need for advanced visualization and none of the clutter to impede workflow.

Rendering Speed
The speed you have within KeyShot cannot be compared. Whether your on a small laptop or a networked server with multiple CPUs, KeyShot will use all the cores available.

Installation Instruction
1 Download & Install ZW3D
2 Download & Install KeyShot
3 Run KeyShot from the Ribbon menu

4 KeyShot tutorial

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SimWise FEA for ZW3D is a Finite Element Analysis tool

SimWise performs linear stress analysis on mechanical parts designed in ZW3D.
It is highly automated and handles much of the complexity associated with FEA while offering powerful features for users who are steeped in the intricacies of the Finite Element Method.

It transfers geometry directly from ZW3D and allows you to add structural specific entities to the model resulting in a functional structural prototype of your design. It simulates that prototype using advanced physics and mathematical techniques and presents the results of the simulation in various graphic and numeric formats.

Application industry: Mechanical

Required application: ZW3D 2014 SP or above


Rich Set of Loads and Restraints

SimWise FEA has a rich set of functional objects that are added to your CAD model to build a functional structural prototype. These objects include: Concentrated loads, distributed loads, torques, and pressures

Restraints and enforced displacements
Prescribed temperatures, conductive and convective heat flux, and radiation
All of these values can be driven by the SimWise formula language. All of these objects are applied to the underlying geometry, not to nodes and elements as in a traditional FEA product.

Solver Technology
SimWise uses a fast iterative Finite Element Analysis solver that takes advantage of multi-core processors and which is based on a Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient method. SimWise FEA exclusively uses ten-node tetrahedral elements and the solver is optimized for this type of problem.

SimWise FEA can display FEA results as shaded contours, deformed shapes, or animations. In addition to these engineering values, SimWise FEA also calculates factors of safety and errors in the stress results and both of these can be displayed as shaded contours.

Adaptivity means Confidence
Adaptivity refines the FEA model in areas of high stress
The error results can be used to drive an iterative solution process called h-adaptivity where the error results are used to refine the Finite Element mesh in areas with large error values and use that new mesh to run another solution. The errors in the new solution are compared to a goal and if error values in the model still exceed the goal, the process is repeated with successive mesh refinements and analyses until the error goal is achieved. Confidence in the results are increased and no special knowledge about appropriate meshing techniques is required.