SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Offloaded Rendering – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Offloaded Rendering – #SW2018 Offloaded rendering allows you to send the model to another machine that has the PhotoView 360 Render Client in order to free up your computer from the burden of the calculating time it would take to complete the task. In order to do this, 2 machines are required. One machine would serve as the Coordinator and the other would serve as the Client. The Coordinator would require the license of at […]

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 – Animation Rendering do I start again at my last frame.

One of the most important things about doing animations in any rendering tool is, “When will it be done?” Because animations take a long time to complete at full HD, you don’t want to tie up your primary machine for hours/days on end. So, put that machine on a different computer and run it. Like many companies we have some machines that have a little more horsepower, but they are shared among maybe people. This works fine 90% of the […]

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SOLIDWORKS Motion: Rendering Your Results in Visualize Professional

Rendering Your Results in Visualize Professional   SOLIDWORKS continues to amaze me!  In 2017, SOLIDWORKS raised the bar with the ability to send animations created in SOLIDWORKS Standard and Professional into Visualize Professional.  This ability allows you to re-use animation work already done at the CAD level to create fully rendered movies of your products for sales and marketing purposes.  The integration doesn’t stop with the Professional package; SOLIDWORKS Premium Simulation Motion results will also import into Visualize, allowing you to […]

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SOLIDWORKS: PhotoView 360 Rendering Options – What Do They Do??

PhotoView 360 Rendering Options   “A picture is worth a thousand words” is a well-known adage. PhotoView 360 allows SOLIDWORKS users to create photo-realistic renderings of designs before they have even been prototyped. These images can then be used for marketing purposes. There are a lot of variables that can go into creating renderings, that unless you are into photography, you probably don’t understand. I know I didn’t when I first started doing renderings.     First, is the picture […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Controlling Decals and Scenes by Display States – #SW2017

Controlling Decals and Scenes by Display States   Among the new enhancements coming to SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the ability to now control different instances of Decals and Scenes using Display States.   You can use Display States to control the following aspects of your part:   Hide/Show State Display Mode Appearance (Now includes Decals and Scenes!) Transparency   To add a new Display State, you can Right Click in any blank area in the Configuration Manager and select Add Display […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’ New: Visualize License Change

Visualize License Change   Dear SOLIDWORKS Visualize Customer,   SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is included with each SOLIDWORKS CAD Professional and Premium licenses on active Subscription!   For Visualize Standard 2017 and beyond, an additional serial number is required to activate the complimentary seat of Visualize Standard.   From October 19th, 2016, and once you have upgraded to SOLIDWORKS 2017, this new additional serial number for eligible users can be found by logging into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal and clicking “My […]

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Rotation Animations using SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional

Earlier this month we showed how to download and install SOLIDWORKS Visualize.  Today I wanted to talk about some of the features found in SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional; specifically, how to add motion to parts cameras, and lights.   SETUP First we’ll start with the model in SOLIDWORKS; I will need to set up the assembly structure and basic materials.  This model was created by one of our Application Engineers, Kris Dubuque, from our Beaverton Oregon Office. Since the goal here […]

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How to Install & Activate SOLIDWORKS Visualize

SOLIDWORKS has given us a big power boost to present our designs at the highest level possible. Visualize Standard is a new tool available to all SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium licenses that are current on subscription. If you choose not to renew your maintenance contract, then you will no longer get access to SOLIDWORKS Visualize. There are 2 different packages available Visualize Standard – Photo realistic rendering with and easy to use dashboard of colors and finishes. Visualize Professional (separate […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Combining Simulation Results with Renderings

Renderings are great for showing off your product before making a physical prototype and FEA simulations are great for understanding the stresses and deflections on your product under normal usage, but what if you could combine them?  Can SOLIDWORKS do it?  That would be the best of both worlds! While there is no quick way of doing this, there is a way.  Follow these steps to create your simulation/render blends. Create a view specific for this render just in case […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Best 41 New Features – #SW2016

The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2016 is now available for download and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. At the beginning of September we starting documenting the best new features of SOLIDWORKS 2016 from part, assembly, and drawing tools to the new features in the SOLIDWORKS family of tools like Simulation, EPDM, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, and SOLIDWORKS Plastics. We have been sharing them with you and the SOLIDWORKS community thru the CATI Blog. We have since […]

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