Kubotek USA, the wholly owned subsidiary of Kubotek Corp. and developer of geometry-based CAD software, along with its Brazilian partner RCTask, has entered into a licensing and services agreement with Senai–São Paulo. Kubotek is donating licenses of the latest version of its KeyCreator product, which features new FaceLogic™ technology, to Senai, which is the largest technical professional training institution in Brazil.
RCTask, a Kubotek authorized service centre, will equip Senai mechanical design laboratories with KeyCreator NC and will train Senai instructors. The Senai schools provided with Kubotek software and RCTask training under this agreement are the units CFP 1.23, 1.15, 5.01, and 6.01. The agreement covers $1.1 million worth of Kubotek 3D CAD/CAM software.
“Brazilian manufacturers are looking for an easier way to design in 3D,” says Antonio Pedro Lourenço, operations manager of RCTask. Most Brazilian companies now deploy only 2D packages to meet their design needs, according to Lourenço, who points out that KeyCreator offers rich solid modelling capabilities without history-based constraints that can limit design and manufacturing flexibility. “We believe that KeyCreator is an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn 3D modelling solution that will be adopted as the standard 3D CAD tool in Brazil,” he adds.
Remarks Scott Sweeney, a vice president at Kubotek USA, “We are excited about beginning this relationship with Senai-SP and look forward to providing long-term support. RCTask has established a strong reputation for providing quality CAD solutions and services across Brazil. Our companies will work closely together to ensure that Senai instructors and their students achieve success.”
Sweeney notes that there are companies in Brazil adopting KeyCreator as their principal CAD tool. He says that Kubotek believes that parametric software will soon be replaced by the new direct editing software. “KeyCreator is on the leading edge of this wave as the inventor of 3D direct editing CAD software,” continues Sweeney. “With this software grant, Senai–São Paulo will be able to prepare design and manufacturing professionals for the future.”