SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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Creating a Custom Appearance in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

SOLIDWORKS Visualize installs with a large library of appearance files that you can apply to your models, but you can also create  Custom Appearance files and save them in your Appearances Palette for future use. Create a Custom Appearance File Brand new appearance can be created through Appearances Palette > Click on “+” > New…

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How to run SOLIDWORKS Visualize AI Denoiser on almost any computer

SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 SP3.0 onward includes an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Denoiser tool, which allows professional renderings to be made 10x faster. When the Denoiser is enabled it helps in the significant reductions in render time for production-quality images.It produces better-looking renderings with fewer passes, which takes less time. So this means 150 passes with the…

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Why did SOLIDWORKS CAM or Visualize fail to obtain a license?

Are you experiencing a failed to obtain license error for SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard or SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard?  Noticed an expiry date regarding licenses for these products?  Why does this happen?  If other SOLIDWORKS products still launch, or if you are using SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing, then keep reading.  Otherwise, try this article on SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 supports glTF Export for Extended Reality

glTF™ (GLTF Transmission Format)

Developed by the Khronos Group, glTF™ (GLTF Transmission Format) is intended to be an efficient, inter-operable file format with minimum file size and run-time processing by apps. glTF files contain information such as geometry, appearances, textures, animations, motion studies, configurations, display states, exploded views, lights, and metadata. The content that powers rich AR, VR, and…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 supports IES Light Profiles

Light examples

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has defined a file format which describes a light’s distribution from a light source using real world measured data. These IES Photometric files, or IES Profiles, are a lighting industry standard method of diagramming the brightness and falloff of light as it exists a particular real world light fixture. It…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 supports AxF™ measured materials

AXF Materials

Traditionally, design teams have approximated the physical (optical) behavior of materials in digital tools through tedious and time-consuming manual re-creation and editing. These “hand-made” virtual representations are neither accurate nor able to be shared across the numerous design and rendering tools. AxF™ files from X-Rite are used to capture, store, edit, and communicate complex material…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 supports AMD ProRender

Great news for AMD fans! AMD Radeon™ ProRender, a powerful physics-based rendering engine that enables creative professionals to produce stunningly photorealistic images. Built on highly efficient, high-performance Radeon Rays technology, Radeon ProRender’s complete, scalable ray tracing engine uses open industry standards to harness GPU and CPU performance for swift, impressive results. To use ProRender in…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 PDM Menu Integration

A great addition in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 is the new SOLIDWORKS PDM menu.  This menu provides better integration between Visualize and your data management tools. The menu will become active when a file stored in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vault is opened in Visualize (this functionality is not currently available for SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard). Now,…

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Why am I unable to obtain a license for SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard?

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Examples

Complimentary seats of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard are included with SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium Network License that is on active SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service. But in order to use them you need to reactivate your SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard license every year. Once you activate your network license manager after purchasing your licenses, permanent licenses like SOLIDWORKS do not…

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