Walkthrough your Assembly with SOLIDWORKS 2020 eDrawings VR

Article by Vicky Guignard updated September 28, 2019


Have you ever thought, I wish I could be inside my computer and interact with my assembly? I know I have!

Virtual Reality (VR) in eDrawings Professional enables users to explore their designs at a one-to-one scale using a VR headset like the HTC Vive. Originally introduced in SOLIDWORKS eDrawings 2019 as a beta feature, eDrawings Professional 2020 now fully supports Virtual Reality and delivers several enhancements including transparency, Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Ambient Occlusion, which gives your model a more realistic appearance.

Just open a native SOLIDWORKS model in VR, put on a headset, and jump into your design. It’s that easy.

See eDrawings VR in action

Watch the video below to learn more:

New eDrawings Visual Enhancements

Visual quality is greatly improved in eDrawings 2020, with support for transparency, Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Ambient Occlusion, which gives your model a more realistic appearance. There are more options to control the Sky and Floor, including the option to add your own custom environment images. There is an option to Fade the horizon to remove the hard line between the floor and sky.

With the new transparency support, you can see through clear objects, such as the glass doors, and Ambient Occlusion enhances shadowing, providing a more natural, realistic look.

For companies seeking an immersive experience for their designs, eDrawings Professional 2020 provides a seamless path to Virtual Reality, allowing you to simulate physical presence with your design, in a virtual environment.

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Vicky Guignard

Vicky has been working in the CAD industry since 2010 and has a background in machine design and steel structure design. Vicky works closely with the Javelin sales team, helping to solve complex customer challenges utilizing the SOLIDWORKS product line. She is also an instructor for Javelin and delivers private, and public training in Western Canada, as well as online through Javelin's JOLT training. Vicky has been an Application Engineer with Javelin since 2014.