SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Visualize Automatic Data Recovery – #SW2019

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It’s quitting time on Friday and you’ve spent the last few hours getting your SOLIDWORKS Visualize project all set up ready to render out some images over the weekend. You’re almost at the point where you can send all your cameras to the queue, start the render queue and head on home. Or maybe you just finished your last set ups for a video to render. When a dreadful crash occurs. AHHHH! Scream to the heavens, WHY GOD?!?! WHY ME?!?! […]

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SOLIDWORKS Hardware Recommendations

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There are countless time where at technical support we are asked about recommendations about hardware for the SOLIDWORKS user. We have performed some benchmark testing and did learn some interesting facts. http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/SystemRequirements.html When you are looking to purchase a machine for a SOLIDWORKS user, there are 4 main areas that you will need to consider: RAM, processors, hard drives, and graphics cards. The first thing we’ll cover is processors. We have many customers who are on the i7 processors, so […]

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NVIDIA OptiX AI Denoiser and SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize is one of my favorite tools to use when it comes to creating content for marketing and sales from CAD models, and it keeps getting better and better! With the release of SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 SP3, comes a new feature called the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Denoiser. This “super-feature”, as Brian Hillner, Project Manager for SOLIDWORKS Visualize, describes it, promises 10x faster results by magically eliminating the noise from your render scene. Thanks to NVIDIA, the AI Denoiser was born […]

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SOLIDWORKS VISUALIZE Professional Post-Processing Tools

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Who needs Instagram filters or Photoshop skills anymore when you have SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional post-processing tools? How to: Open your model/project. Go to the cameras tab on the right. Under the filters subtab, you have to check “Enable Post-Processing.” There will be seven different filters to change. Default for comparison: 1. Vignette: Darkens the edges of the image with a gradient to the center, creating a shadow on the edges of the camera’s field of view. (More perspective on a […]

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Getting Started Creating Animations in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a powerful standalone application that allows you to quickly create photo-quality images and animations. There are two versions of Visualize; Standard and Professional. Please refer to the picture below for differences. Today I will briefly run through the creation of animations within SOLIDWORKS Visualize. Please note: animations can only be created if you have SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional. Below is a 1969 Camaro I have opened in Visualize. For this example I want to show an animation of […]

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Faster Image Rendering in SOLIDWORKS Visualize – Courtesy of Your GPU

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Creating magazine-quality images from 3D CAD models can consume a lot of time. Not so much in setting up the model’s viewpoint, background, lighting and appearances, but the time it takes to ‘render’ the image. Rendering images is where rendering software, like SOLIDWORKS Visualize, works to create a realistic two-dimensional image from three-dimensional CAD geometry. Much of the calculation time is used to determine the position and direction of light in the scene (i.e. where it’s being emitted and where […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Admin Portal & Online Licensing

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Now you can easily manage your SOLIDWORKS licenses through this cloud-based management service. You must have internet access to sign in and use online licensing. NOTE: You must have a SOLIDWORKS ID and a ‘MySolidWorks’ Guest, Standard, or Professional account to access the Admin Portal. Administrators can easily monitor the following: View all their SOLIDWORKS licenses Admin can deactivate or activate member’s licenses Admin can deactivate or activate member’s licenses Can set member’s product activation type from Machine Activation to […]

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VISUALIZING VERSATILITY

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So, you have to stay on SOLIDWORKS 2017 to remain compatible with your PDM software, yet you would really like to use VISUALIZE 2018 for the very latest in photo-realistic rendering. Is it possible then to utilize VISUALIZE 2018 on the same computer without upgrading the earlier version of SOLIDWORKS? The short answer is, “YES.” SOLIDWORKS and VISUALIZE are separate, freestanding products. This means SOLIDWORKS VISUALIZE can be installed and used on a machine that contains other versions of SOLIDWORKS. There […]

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional 2018 – Area Lights

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Lighting a product within a virtual environment can be tricky at times. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional 2018 adds new features to help you position lights exactly where you need them, and import light sources from previous projects created in SOLIDWORKS. Now it’s easier than ever to light your scenes and get the perfect studio quality photograph you are looking for. The physics behind the scenes of SOLIDWORKS Visualize are quite complex, using a physically based technology from NVIDIA IRAY that simulates […]

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Exporting from SOLIDWORKS to Visualize using the Visualize Add-In

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Exporting from SOLIDWORKS to Visualize using the Visualize Add-In So, you’ve installed SOLIDWORKS Visualize on the same machine as SOLIDWORKS and you have a 3D model ready to go. Your next step is to export your model into Visualize to start rendering. There are a few different ways to export your model both directly and indirectly from SOLIDWORKS using the Visualize Add-In. I’ll break down your options here and clarify which option to use and when. Start by activating the […]

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