3DVIA Composer – Creating Raster Images with Transparent Backgrounds [VIDEO]

In the video below, I am going to show you how to take a view and export it with an transparent background.  


3DVIA Composer – Using Glow [VIDEO]

In the video below I am going to use glow to give the illusion that the light bulbs are on. I downloaded this model from 3DVIA.com : http://www.3dvia.com/models/0AFCED0012243608/chandelier-barocco


3DVIA Composer: Rotate Actors [VIDEO]

In the video below, I am going to show you how to rotate an actor when the pivot point is not in the ideal spot. The tools that I use are under the “Transform tab”.


Viewing Your SolidWorks Models in Actual 3D

In an older blog I showed how to get your models on your iPad using 3DVIA.com http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2011/06/how-to-display-sw-models-on-your-iphone-and-ipad/ Now I want to show you that once you have your files on 3DVIA.com you can do more than just view them on your iPad. You can make them a 3D experience.  At Javelin, we have a state-of-the-art 3D theater where you can view your model in 3D, using 3D glasses. Once you have the model on 3DVIA.com you can use the viewer to see it online. This is neat, but is nothing that eDrawings can’t do.


3DVIA Composer Exporting Views for reuse in other projects

In Composer it is possible to export and import the views you have created.  To do this: To Export: Go to the Views tab and right-click on the view you wish to export.  You can Control-select multiple views. Choose “Export Views…” Enter a name for the file to export Click Save To Import: Go to the Views tab in the receiving document and right-click in it Choose “Import Views…” Browse to and select the file saved earlier, click Open The view(s) will appear in the view pane


3D Models on your iPhone or iPad

3dVia Mobile

Want to view your 3D designs on your iOS device?  There’s an app for that.  In fact there’s two, 3DVIA Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch and new 3DVIA Mobile HD for iPad.   These 3D viewers allow you to show off your SolidWorks models on the go.



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