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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Installing and Configuring a Visualize Boost Machine

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Network Rendering with a Visualize Boost Machine   With the release of SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 came the Introduction of Visualize Boost and Visualize Power Boost. Visualize Boost is a Network Rendering Tool that allows Visualize Professional users to send their render jobs to their Boost Machine, freeing up your machine to keep using Visualize or other demanding applications.   One seat of Visualize Boost will be included with each seat of Visualize Professional. Keep in mind Visualize Boost will require […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Camera Navigation in Visualize – #SW2017

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Camera Navigation in Visualize   If you use SOLIDWORKS and also render with Visualize, you know that manipulating the model in the view port is slightly different than SOLIDWORKS in 2016 requiring you to use the ALT key.  In SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017, you can now set options to mimic the way SOLIDWORKS uses the camera.     With the option set to ‘SOLIDWORKS CAD’, you can now navigate with the camera using the same buttons you use in SOLIDWORKS.     […]

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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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How to Install & Activate SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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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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