LightWork Design, a supplier of computer graphics software for rendering, simulation and verification solutions, announced the formation of a strategic partnership with graphics hardware developer 3Dlabs. The two companies will work together to enhance the interactive performance of the LightWorks rendering engine when used with 3Dlabs hardware. LightWorks provides a range of rendering and lighting simulation capabilities to any application program dealing with 3D objects or environments. This move will allow CAD software developers and users to access higher quality interactive photorealism within LightWorks-based rendering applications. "We are delighted with the opportunity of partnering with LightWork Design as they are the experts in providing rendering solutions for the CAD industry. The synergy which exists between our companies is enabling us to develop leading edge technologies, that provide users with a fusion of graphics acceleration and photorealistic rendering," explained Tim Lewis, corporate marketing director at 3Dlabs. Applications that incorporate LightWorks include: ArchiTrend from Fukui Computer, CDRS and Pro/DESKTOP from PTC, DigiD from Nihon Unisys, Form-Z from auto-des-sys, IX Design from ImpactXoft, Madric from CPU, PowerShape from Delcam, SolidWorks from Dassault, SolidThinking from Gestel, ThinkReal from Think3, trueSpace from Caligari, Unigraphics from EDS PLM Solutions, Vellum from Ashlar and products from many other major CAD vendors.