My experience at Kubotek
does not date back to CADKEY, but in fact it is hard to ignore the
history.  Even Dr. Kubo himself has a
long history with CADKEY as a former dealer and now CEO.  I am often told by our current dealers and
customers that the history of CADKEY is very important to the future of
KeyCreator.  I am amazed at the loyal
customer base that will start a conversation by stating when it was they first
started using CADKEY.  Yes, of course
there were some rocky roads and users and former users alike will have no
problem telling you when they were and yet here we still are preaching the
benefits of direct, explicit, hybrid 
modeling.  We resisted the move to
parametric modeling with the one belief that one CAD paradigm does not fit all
and after all these years it is obvious the rest of the industry agrees. 

 

My point to this blog is
not to start another argument of direct vs constrained modeling, but instead to
embrace the history of CADKEY and to thank our long time passionate, dedicated
users and to pass on our excitement for the future.  Yes, we are now Kubotek and yes KeyCreator
made some significant changes, but just like the 1996 world champion New York
Yankees looks different than the power house 2009 New York Yankees, there are
links to the past that help us understand the tradition.  I wanted to end with two requests that came
through our website that links the past to the future.  I removed names to protect the innocent.  I think this sums it up.  Past and present!  We value it all. 

 

“I was
one of the first partners with CADKEY(back in the late 1980’s). I wrote the
external DXF to CADL bidirectional translator for the early CADKEY bundles. I
do some personal designing and would like a quote (email is sufficient) on the
current prices of KeyCreator. Thanks, glad to see you have survived as well as
you have. I know back when I was working with you things were just getting off
the ground. “                          (By
the way Thomas, we will contact you to get you a copy.  I would love your feedback).

 

“During my Junior and
Senior years at Unnamed High school, I took a year-long Pre Engineering and Architectural
design class In the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center with a Mr. Rick
Unnamed. I became very proficient in the use of KeyCreator and enjoyed how easy
it was to pick up. I am now enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering program at
Unnamed College and am trying to learn on Sold Works, with little success. I’d
like to download your trial and hopefully convince my professor how simple it
is to use and how ridiculously complex and un-necessary some of the things we
go through on our current program are.”

 

Thank you to our long
time loyal customers and also to our new customers. We look forward to serving
you for the next 25 years!

 

Jason

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