Luxion, makers of KeyShot, hasannounced the immediate availability of a custom developed plugin that tightly integrates KeyShot with Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge software making it a preferred rendering solution for users of Solid Edge. This plugin is available free of charge from the KeyShot website. With KeyShot, Solid Edge users now have the option to increase the quality of their photorealistic 3D renderings, animations and interactive visuals used in communicating concepts, delivering internal presentations, developing digital prototyping and creating sales or marketing visuals. The integration allows KeyShot to be launched directly from the Solid Edge interface, automatically sending both the design and all the assigned material appearances to KeyShot. The plugin implements LiveLinking which allows users to integrate KeyShot deeply into the product development process by pushing any changes to the Solid Edge design directly to KeyShot without losing any of the material assignments, animations, lighting and camera settings.