Network Rendering Client – VIDEO

Render Time

The PhotoView 360 rendering tool in SolidWorks can produce some astounding photo realistic renders.  However large, high quality renders don’t happen instantaneously. In fact a large render of a highly complex model could take hours to complete, even on a very powerful system.  ... Read More

Pictures of SolidWorks Projects

Back in October 2009, Greg Hynd started the most popular thread on SolidWorks Forum called Pictures of SolidWorks Products. At this moment, this thread has almost 100 pages, 1500 posts and a million views!!! The products depicted here cover a huge range of industries. You will ... Read More

How to render transparent backgrounds in PhotoView 360 [VIDEO]


SolidWorks Photoview 360 does a really great job of creating amazingly realistic renderings. We’ve discussed before how to add your own background image in SolidWorks to use in a render, but what if you only want your model rendered and to have the background be transparent? The ... Read More

Accessing Additional PhotoView Appearances [VIDEO]

Step 1

A great new feature in SolidWorks 2013 is the ability to use Luxology native appearances for PhotoView 360 renders. This opens up to SolidWorks users the ability to make use of the huge selection of additional appearances in Luxology’s online library. But even better, for ... Read More

Become a SolidWorks Expert

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Designing a Labyrinth game with SolidWorks

Kitchen Background

I've been a fan of the game of Labyrinth for a while.  I spent hours as a kid mastering the X-Y controls to move the steel sphere from Start to Finish to Start to Finish, back and forth continuously.  It was almost an obsession. I started helping at a youth group and found ... Read More