News | May 21, 2002

CADKEY Corporation Ships CADKEY Workshop Version 20

Source: CADKEY Corporation

Second Product in All-New CADKEY® Version 20 Technology Product Line Now Available

Marlborough, MA – May 20, 2002 - CADKEY Corporation, a leading developer of Windows®-based mechanical design and drafting software used by mechanical design and manufacturing professionals worldwide for over sixteen years, announced today that the all-new CADKEY Workshop™ Version 20 Manufacturing Design Software is now shipping. Previously referred to as "CADKEY 20", CADKEY Workshop is an enhanced version of the company's flagship CADKEY product that has been tailored specifically to meet the needs of Manufacturing Design Engineers. Built on an all-new, state of the art architecture, CADKEY Workshop provides a comprehensive design solution that allows manufacturing professionals to create, import, and edit three-dimensional models and drawings with ease. The product contains new functionality that increases both productivity and accuracy in the design of tooling, machinery, fixtures, molds, dies, and complex machines.

Three unique features that set CADKEY Workshop apart from other CAD software products are a Pure Geometry™ foundation (architecture), a versatile assembly management and data organization structure, and a comprehensive dimensional accuracy assurance system. Pure Geometry enables a simple transition from drawing to modeling as well as the ability to model shapes of any complexity and edit any imported geometry as if it were created natively. The all-new data structure allows users to manage assemblies using a blend of simple, layer-based organization tools with powerful file referencing schemes. This enables quick, flexible construction at the conceptual stage and associative updating as the design progresses into the final stage. The new dimensional accuracy assurance system provides numerous tools to prevent or highlight incorrect dimensions, reducing costly, erroneous dimensions on production drawings. To insure interoperability with other CAD/CAM/CAE systems, industry-standard data translators (DWG, DXF™, ACIS®-SAT, Parasolid® X_T, STEP™, IGES, STL, and VRML) are included.

Pricing and Support
CADKEY Workshop is optimized to run in Microsoft® Windows® XP / 2000 / NT 4 and is priced at $ 3,000 USD, which includes a one-year Annual Update Contract. 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 more detailed product information or to view demo movies go to For VAR referral in the USA/Canada, call CADKEY Corporation at 1-800-372-3872. International Customers can call 1-508-229-2020 for referral to a local International Distributor. Technical support and training programs are offered through Authorized CADKEY VARs. Technical support is also available via the Web site:, Email: and FAX: 1-508-460-0724. For Academic sales and pricing, contact Tech Ed Concepts, CADKEY North American Academic Distributors, at 800-338-2238 / 603-224-8324 or visit

About CADKEY Corporation
CADKEY Corporation, a Boston-area company, develops and markets the price/performing CADKEY and CADKEY-integrated 2D/3D Windows®-CAD product lines-- CADKEY Workshop™, CADKEY GraphX™, CADKEY DESIGN SUITE®, CADKEY PARAMETRICS™, FastSURF®, DRAFT-PAK® and CADKEY DIRECT TRANSLATORS™. The company offers its entire product line, training materials and movies, and best-in-class e-Partner enhancement products for engineers at Dedicated to the mechanical CAD marketplace, CADKEY Corporation's software development efforts focus on innovative hybrid modeling advancements. With over 275,000 copies shipped worldwide, CADKEY Corporation's time-proven products are among the most widely used in the global marketplace in more than 40 countries. For late-breaking news, visit the award-winning CADKEY World Wide Web site at