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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 Licenses that are on active SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service. In order to use them, you need to reactivate your SOLIDWORKS network license every time SOLIDWORKS subscription is renewed. SOLIDWORKS licenses are permanent and do not require license reactivation until the License Manager…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard vs Professional

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard vs Professional

In a previous post we talked about SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard which is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium software with an active SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service. But what about SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional? What is the difference between the Standard and Professional versions? Well the professional version is a more comprehensive tool that not only allows you…

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Try the ‘Easy Mode’ wizard to create renderings with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Watch the video below and follow the steps for creating rendering with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Easy Mode Getting started with Easy Mode If you’ve opened SOLIDWORKS Visualize before, you may have been lost in the plethora of tabs and toolbars which are present in the default view. The great news is that by simply hitting the…

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Which SOLIDWORKS Render Tool should I use? PhotoView 360 or Visualize?

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Configurations

Are you confused why we have two choices of SOLIDWORKS render tool in the Innovation Platform? When should we be using PhotoView 360 and when should we be using SOLIDWORKS Visualize? Should we be using only one and not the other? Both of these render tools are great for different purposes. Watch this on-demand webinar to clear up any…

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SOLIDWORKS Subscription Software lets you do more with your CAD files!

SOLIDWORKS CAM streamlines the generation of toolpaths for your SOLIDWORKS files

Today is a big day! Somewhere in the Great White North, someone (let’s call them Alex) has made the excellent decision to add SOLIDWORKS Professional to their digital toolbox. With Alex’s software purchase he will receive an industry leading CAD experience, allowing him to produce better designs with less effort and more confidence. And that’s…

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