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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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Import/Export Overview – #SW2016

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 has enhanced some importing and exporting features and has included a few more formats to the list.  Exporting options now include: Exporting Material Properties to IFC 2×3 File Exporting to the IFC 4.0 Format Importing Options now include: Importing of Visual Properties Importing PTC Creo 3.0 Files Importing STL Models Let’s explore each of these options. Exporting Material Properties to IFC 2×3 Files Enhancement: You can now export material properties such as mass, area and volumes that are […]

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File: Heal thyself!

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You just received a non-SOLIDWORKS file to import. -Some hippy who hasn’t started using SOLIDWORKS yet no doubt. When the SOLIDWORKS import of this file is complete, it looks okay, however SOLIDWORKS says there is some issue with the file. Next you use SolidWorks’ tools to try and automatically heal it. Sometimes this is all you need. Sometimes it isn’t. At this point you have two options: Use a 3rd party program (i.e. FormatWorks) to try to heal it. Try […]

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