SOLIDWORKS 2019 Beta 1 is out!

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Actually, it’s been out for a few weeks. Can you believe it’s that time of year again? It’s time to take SOLIDWORKS 2019 for a test drive, check out the new enhancements and participate in the Beta program. What is the Beta Program? Participating in the in the Beta program is more that just taking the next release of SOLIDWORKS for a test drive. It’s about connecting with the BETA community, interacting with the SOLIDWORKS R & D team to […]

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Do I Really Need SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional?

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Do I Really Need SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional? If you read my last blog Why SOLIDWORKS Visualize? and are currently skimming through this one, you’ve likely come to the accurate conclusion, that true photo quality renderings are a much-needed part of your business moving forward. Now you’re wondering, can’t I just use SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard?  After-all SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is free with a SOLIDWORKS Professional or SOLIDWORKS Premium license.  But before you just jump to any hasty conclusion, let’s walk through […]

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Why SOLIDWORKS Visualize?

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Why SOLIDWORKS Visualize? The blending of the real and digital world has become so seamless, it’s difficult to tell where reality ends and digital representations begin. But as this blended world has become a part of our culture, so too have the expectations of today’s designers and engineers. No longer is it acceptable to provide hand sketches, line drawings, or CAD mockups to prospective customers. Many customers expect to see THEIR products complete well before the final design and production […]

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

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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.

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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

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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??

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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

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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

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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

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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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