Importing SOLIDWORKS Views, Cameras, and lights into SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018

Article by Moe Younis updated December 8, 2017


SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 has now made it easier to create real view renderings, since we can now import all custom saved cameras, views and even the physical lighting straight into Visualize from SOLIDWORKS 2018.

NOTE: These SOLIDWORKS Visualize Import Options ONLY work when importing from SOLIDWORKS 2018 to SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018.

This feature will help save users a ton of time since we can both, import from SOLIDWORKS or create the lighting, cameras and views from within Visualize. The workflow has now been streamlined to being able to create lighting with just a few simple clicks.

After importing from SOLIDWORKS to Visualize, the cameras are displayed in the cameras tab and the saved views are copied over into Visualize as shown in the image below.

Cameras and views

Cameras and views

If you wish to import the lights from SOLIDWORKS, all directional, points, and spot lights are brought into Visualize and will be placed in the Scenes tab.

Lights imported

Lights imported

The Imported lights option is disabled in Visualize by default. Even if they were on in PhotoView 360/SOLIDWORKS when saved.

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