SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Easy-to-use Photorealistic Rendering

Photo-Quality Content that is fast, fun and easy to create. SOLIDWORKS Visualize becomes "The Camera" that enables users of SOLIDWORKS and other CAD data programs to create, communicate, and collaborate producing high-quality and emotional capturing content to drive innovation, design decisions, and business solutions.
SOLIDWORKS Visualization products provide a suite of standalone software tools combining industry-leading rendering capabilities with features that are design-oriented and workflows that are easy to follow creating fast visual content for designers, engineers, marketing, and other content creators. Import SOLIDWORKS and many other CAD formats to create compelling scenes and ultimately the most realistic content possible.
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Bring your products to life with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Now you can create convincing, lifelike images and movies for print, media and web content, design reviews, or even interactive experiences. View and show your product in multiple visual configurations with different scenes, lighting and artistic filters. SOLIDWORKS Visualize can accurately simulate real-world lighting conditions and advanced materials, while scaling rendering performance to meet the highest demands. It is easy to create movement and 360-degree spins, animate cameras, materials, models, or even the sun. View your changes in real time for maximum speed and flexibility. As SOLIDWORKS Visualize is connects directly with SOLIDWORKS, you can use the “Live CAD Update” feature to automatically update your models for a truly seamless workflow that provides the flexibility you need to work dynamically.

Key Features

By improving concepts that are viewed throughout the design, development, and marketing phases, SOLIDWORKS Visualization products help users and stakeholders select, validate, improve, and sell the best and most robust design concepts before committing expensive engineering, prototyping, and marketing resources to the project. Ensure that your error free products get to market faster:
SOLIDWORKS Visualize - Design
  • Make better more educated final decisions by Improving internal design, engineering, and sales reviews

  • Reduce the number of physical prototypes, lowering the cost and arriving at final design decisions
    much more efficiently

  • Deliver photorealistic imagery and content to marketing much earlier to help promote the newest products via web/print

  • Added time savings allow for more design time, which results in an overall better final product

SOLIDWORKS Visualize - Photo-realistic imagery
“The perfect photo quality of SOLIDWORKS Visualize helps us accelerate the approval process and deliver our products to the market six months faster than before. With how quick and easy it is to change materials and lighting, it’s a no-brainer for us to choose SOLIDWORKS Visualize over the competition.”

Jenny DeMarco Staab, Senior Industrial Designer, Mary Kay Inc.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize - Photo Quality Rendering
“Visualize is worth every penny I spent on it. I now have time to work on the designs, knowing that it will do the rest. Sometimes it’s like having another member of the team and does its job faster and with outstanding quality.”

Nuno Teixeira, Principal, Nuno Teixeira Industrial Design
SOLIDWORKS Visualize - Quality
“Thanks to the render power shared between our Visualize Boost machines, we have nearly quadrupled our production capacity. This enables us to create a ton of images and animations in a short time, while keeping the quality truly photographic, which is one of the main strengths of Visualize.”

Nicolas MICHEL-IMBERT
SOLIDWORKS Visualize - Render Power
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is the easiest and fastest way to produce photorealistic imagery for anyone needing to create "photos" of their 3D modelled designs.

Which is best to promote a concept? A technical drawing or a computer generated rendered image that looks identical to a photograph? We all want to make the right design and engineering decisions, photo-quality content has become the new benchmark.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard enables designers, engineers, and content creators across all industries to create compelling visual content of their designs with unparalleled ease and flexibility. Utilize photo-quality content much earlier in your design process to make more informed design decisions. Receive useful early feedback from your colleagues, sales teams and potential customers.

Key Features

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard features include:

  • Photo-quality imagery at unlimited resolution. No matter what output size, big or small, you can set the resolution to the required depth. 

  • Advanced multi-layer materials to achieve a photorealistic image that truly represents your chosen materials.

  • Highlight design and engineering solutions by fading the Opacity of parts and models to create stunning images and illustrations of your designs.

  • Create an accurate simulation of real-world lighting with HDR support for photorealism without using more cumbersome manual lighting techniques.

  • Show off inner design complexity with Cut Planes for photorealistic section views.

  • Integrated connection to our FREE online Community of over 1000 free assets.

  • Creative and accurate true to life Decals to enhance your designs, place them just like real life stickers.

  • Give your models plenty of depth in all the right areas. SOLIDWORKS Visualize support for professional Texture Maps (Bump, Normal, Specular, Alpha, Colour).

  • Use the Interactive Part Splitter for separating surfaces without going back to your CAD modelling package.

  • Use Pre-set Camera Filters to enhance your images, making them pop off the screen.
  •  

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard
With SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional you can tell a deeper 3D story about your product using your CAD data. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional enables users to easily generate photo-quality stills and interactive animations to effectively communicate the most complex design details.

Key Features

Interactive outputs of VR & Panoramic 

View your model from all angles by using the VR output render. Choose a number of images from around your model and stitch them together creating a truly interactive experience rotating around the model. These VR outputs are a great way to use your CAD data to tell your story and are ideal for showing off your designs for review and for interactive marketing experiences.
The Panoramic output stitches multiple rendered images together to form a three hundred sixty degree panorama around the active camera. Once created, the active camera will pivot and zoom to explore the environment. Panoramic outputs are great for interior spaces like cars, planes, interior rooms, and large assembly plants, and can make use of all render modes (Preview, Fast, Accurate).
SOLIDWORKS Visualize - VR and Panoramic

Configurations 

Use Configurations to rapidly generate multiple design variations, camera angles and environments, material options and product variants, easily within a single Visualize project file. SolidWorks Visualize has a single button to automatically render all of your configurations at once. An extremely powerful tool for projects with multiple part/material options.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional - Configurations

Full Animation Suite (parts, models, appearances, cameras & environments) 

  • Simple one-click 360 degree turntable animations make this type of output very easy to create.
  • Explain complex mechanical movements and detailed designs using animated exploded views, sequence animation, and more.
  • Camera animations with unique Animation Ribbon, which is an intuitive 3D representation of how the camera moves through the scene, this makes light work of ‘flying the camera’.
  • Choosing Sun Study output type allows Visualize users to see what the play of light looks like across their model throughout an entire day. This is perfect for interior designers who need to see how sunlight casts shadows from their interior concept throughout a complete day sun-cycle.
  •  

SOLIDWORKS Visualize - Full Animation Suite

Custom camera Post-Processing (camera filters) 

After the render, unleash your creativity and add additional effects to your Visualize content with customizable camera filters and the new Bloom Filter, perfect for glowing LEDs, lights and sun highlights.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional - Custom Camera Post-processing

Render Queue 

Stack up render jobs to send all at once, similar to a printer queue. For example, to keep being productive during work hours on your workstation, allow all the renders to cook overnight. The integrated Render Queue instantly boosts productivity allowing you to never wait for a render to finish again.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional - Render Queue
 

SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Visualize Professional

Visualize Standard

  RENDERING    
  Hardware agnostic, unbiased, interactive wysiwyg pathtracing using NVIDIA Iray (Accurate Mode) check box check box
  Hardware agnostic, biased, interactive wysiwyg raytracing using NVIDIA Iray (Fast Mode) check box check box
  Hardware agnostic, high quality, interactive wysiwyg rasterizer (Preview Mode) check box check box
  Integrated switch for Fast mode to prioritize faster interactivity or better quality check box check box
  Supported techniques such as global illumination, ambient occlusion, screenspace shadows, IBL, color bleeding, dispersive caustics, unlimited raybounces, refraction, rough reflections and more. check box check box
  Automatic "Blending" between rendering modes check box check box
  Automatic downsampling of Viewport image for fastest interaction with the model check box check box
  HDRI lighting check box check box
  Light emission from geometry check box check box
  Ground reflectivity and roughness check box check box
  Visualize Boost network rendering (offline) One seat included with Visualize Professional check box  
  Visualize PowerBoost streaming raytracing live to Viewport (realtime) check box  
  Rasterized baked lighting check box  
  Rasterized accumulation check box  
       
  INPUT    
  Solidworks (SLDPRT/SDLASM) check box check box
  Autodesk Alias (WIRE) check box check box
  3D PDF check box check box
  3DXML check box check box
  ACIS (SAT) check box check box
  IGES check box check box
  STEP check box check box
  STL check box check box
  Collada (DAE) check box check box
  PTC Creo / Pro/E / NX (PRT, ASM) check box check box
  Autodesk FBX Scene (FBX) check box check box
  Animated Autodesk FBX Scene (FBX) check box  
  Autodesk 3D Studio Max (3DS) check box check box
  Rhino (3DM) check box check box
  Wavefront (OBJ) check box check box
  SketchUp (SKP) check box check box
  Maya (MB) check box check box
  SolidEdge (ASM, PAR, PSM) check box check box
  Autodesk (DWG/DXF) check box check box
  Inventor (IPT/IAM) check box check box
  CATIA V4 (MODEL, EXP, SESSION) check box check box
  CATIA V5/V6 (CATpart, CATproduct, CGR) check box check box
  ICEM check box check box
  Universal 3D (U3D) check box check box
  Parasolids check box check box
  JT check box check box
  NX check box check box
  VDA-FS check box check box
  Live Update from CAD check box check box
       
  OUTPUT    
  Unlimited resolution offline rendering check box check box
  Alpha Channel check box check box
  Early image save check box check box
  Threaded offline renderings check box check box
  JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, HDR and PSD output check box check box
  Built in image viewer tab check box check box
  Render Profiles check box check box
  Preview (raster) output check box check box
  Render all Cameras check box check box
  Render all Configurations check box  
  Render Passes check box  
  Turntable rendering check box  
  Automatic movie (.mp4, .mkv, .flv) output check box  
  Browser based VR output check box  
  Browser based Interactive Image output check box  
  Browser based Panoramic output check box  
  Spherical (360) output for true Virtual Reality check box  
  Integrate Preview Panorama (360) for Virtual Reality check box  
  Support for Stereo (left eye; right eye) in output check box  
       
  SCENE PREPARATION    
  CAD Live-Update check box check box
  Auto-Paint check box check box
  Direct manipulation of parts check box check box
  Surface/Part Splitter check box check box
  Cut Planes of objects (multiple) check box check box
  Control object opacity per part/model/group check box check box
  Group and reorganize parts in the tree view check box check box
  Model/Part reset and freeze check box check box
  Automatic pivot point snapping check box check box
  Formation tool check box  
  Part re-tessellation check box  
  Multiple model sets check box  
  Simple vehicle wheel building to turn front wheels check box  
       
  ANIMATION    
  Import SOLIDWORKS CAD Motion Studies (Geometry, Camera, Appearance) check box  
  Proprietary "3D graph editor" Ribbon check box  
  Turntable Animations check box  
  Sun Study Animations check box  
  Keyframe animations of Models, Groups and Parts check box  
  Keyframe animation of Materials check box  
  Keyframe animation of Cameras check box  
  Keyframe animation of Environments check box  
  Keyframe animation of Lights check box  
  Keyframe animation of Cut Planes check box  
  Keyframe animation of object opacity (fading object transparency) check box  
  Realtime turntable check box  
       
  MATERIALS    
  Scientifically accurate preset and adjustable materials check box check box
  Supported techniques such as fresnel reflections, absorption, transmittance, anisotropy (mappable), emission check box check box
  Color/texture, opacity, specular, anisotropic, bump and normal mapping check box check box
  Advanced materials: Subsurface, Thin Film, Backscatter check box check box
  Common SOLIDWORKS CAD appearances and textures included on Visualize Cloud Library check box check box
  Flexible local or cloud based asset storage check box check box
  Sharable material definition files (.svap) check box check box
  Drag and drop materials/textures from desktop or any folder check box check box
  Unique in and out of app color picker/dropper check box check box
  Save favorite colors check box check box
  Texturable and paintable decals check box check box
  Layered decals check box check box
  Decal projection check box check box
  Controllable decal depth check box check box
  Decal projection check box check box
  Multiple part decals check box check box
  Support for all SOLIDWORKS Decal types check box check box
  Animate decals (including opacity) check box  
       
  LIGHTING    
  Lighting, shadow and reflection casting from HDRI check box check box
  High Dynamic Range Image (HDRI) integration and control check box check box
  HDR Light Studio compatible check box check box
  Prop creation for additional light sources check box check box
  Create HDR environment from Visualize scene using 360 camera check box  
  Import and edit SOLIDWORKS Lights check box  
  Geometric shaped light sources (also supported in Fast mode) check box  
  Place lights interactively within the Viewport check box  
  Time of day (Sun and Sky) lighting model check box  
  Photometric lights (Point, Spot and Directional) check box  
  Raster object reflections (Preview Mode) check box  
  Raster culling (Preview Mode) check box  
       
  CAMERA OPTICS    
  F-Stop, Focal length, Field of view and Perspective settings check box check box
  Exchangeable camera files (.svcm) check box check box
  Interactive depth of field with focal point selection check box check box
  Multiple cameras with individual aspect ratio and settings check box check box
  SOLIDWORKS CAD camera navigation check box check box
  Orthographic camera check box check box
  Walk-around camera check box check box
  Rule of thirds overlay check box check box
  Preset photographic camera filters check box check box
  Real world camera positioning check box check box
  Real-time customizable photographic camera filters check box  
  Follow and aim cameras and objects check box  
  Motion blur check box  
  Region rendering check box  
  FBX camera export check box  
       
  PRODUCTIVITY    
  Highly optimized parallel architecture check box check box
  Hybrid Based CPU and GPU rendering check box check box
  Near Linear performance scaling with added CPU's and GPU's check box check box
  Best-in-class 3DConnexion device support check box check box
  Context sensitive Help Menu check box check box
  Integrated SOLIDWORKS Visualize Cloud Library check box check box
  Visualize Boost network rendering (offline)One seat included with Visualize Professional check box  
  Visualize PowerBoost streaming raytracing live to Viewport (realtime) check box  
  Queue rendering manager check box  
  Configurations check box  
  Multiple viewports (Dual, Quad and Orthographic) check box  
  Presentation Mode with customizable Toolbar check box  




Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.

Bring your products to life with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Now you can create convincing, lifelike images and movies for print, media and web content, design reviews, or even interactive experiences. View and show your product in multiple visual configurations with different scenes, lighting and artistic filters. SOLIDWORKS Visualize can accurately simulate real-world lighting conditions and advanced materials, while scaling rendering performance to meet the highest demands. It is easy to create movement and 360-degree spins, animate cameras, materials, models, or even the sun. View your changes in real time for maximum speed and flexibility. As SOLIDWORKS Visualize is connects directly with SOLIDWORKS, you can use the “Live CAD Update” feature to automatically update your models for a truly seamless workflow that provides the flexibility you need to work dynamically.

Features

  • By improving concepts that are viewed throughout the design, development, and marketing phases, SOLIDWORKS Visualization products help users and stakeholders select, validate, improve, and sell the best and most robust design concepts before committing expensive engineering, prototyping, and marketing resources to the project. Ensure that your error free products get to market faster:
    • Make better more educated final decisions by Improving internal design, engineering, and sales reviews

    • Reduce the number of physical prototypes, lowering the cost and arriving at final design decisions
      much more efficiently

    • Deliver photorealistic imagery and content to marketing much earlier to help promote the newest products via web/print

    • Added time savings allow for more design time, which results in an overall better final product

  • “The perfect photo quality of SOLIDWORKS Visualize helps us accelerate the approval process and deliver our products to the market six months faster than before. With how quick and easy it is to change materials and lighting, it’s a no-brainer for us to choose SOLIDWORKS Visualize over the competition.”

    Jenny DeMarco Staab, Senior Industrial Designer, Mary Kay Inc.
  • “Visualize is worth every penny I spent on it. I now have time to work on the designs, knowing that it will do the rest. Sometimes it’s like having another member of the team and does its job faster and with outstanding quality.”

    Nuno Teixeira, Principal, Nuno Teixeira Industrial Design
  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard features include:

    • Photo-quality imagery at unlimited resolution. No matter what output size, big or small, you can set the resolution to the required depth. 

    • Advanced multi-layer materials to achieve a photorealistic image that truly represents your chosen materials.

    • Highlight design and engineering solutions by fading the Opacity of parts and models to create stunning images and illustrations of your designs.

    • Create an accurate simulation of real-world lighting with HDR support for photorealism without using more cumbersome manual lighting techniques.

    • Show off inner design complexity with Cut Planes for photorealistic section views.

    • Integrated connection to our FREE online Community of over 1000 free assets.

    • Creative and accurate true to life Decals to enhance your designs, place them just like real life stickers.

    • Give your models plenty of depth in all the right areas. SOLIDWORKS Visualize support for professional Texture Maps (Bump, Normal, Specular, Alpha, Colour).

    • Use the Interactive Part Splitter for separating surfaces without going back to your CAD modelling package.

    • Use Pre-set Camera Filters to enhance your images, making them pop off the screen.
    •  

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is the easiest and fastest way to produce photorealistic imagery for anyone needing to create "photos" of their 3D modelled designs.

Which is best to promote a concept? A technical drawing or a computer generated rendered image that looks identical to a photograph? We all want to make the right design and engineering decisions, photo-quality content has become the new benchmark.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard enables designers, engineers, and content creators across all industries to create compelling visual content of their designs with unparalleled ease and flexibility. Utilize photo-quality content much earlier in your design process to make more informed design decisions. Receive useful early feedback from your colleagues, sales teams and potential customers.

Features

  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard features include:

    • Photo-quality imagery at unlimited resolution. No matter what output size, big or small, you can set the resolution to the required depth. 

    • Advanced multi-layer materials to achieve a photorealistic image that truly represents your chosen materials.

    • Highlight design and engineering solutions by fading the Opacity of parts and models to create stunning images and illustrations of your designs.

    • Create an accurate simulation of real-world lighting with HDR support for photorealism without using more cumbersome manual lighting techniques.

    • Show off inner design complexity with Cut Planes for photorealistic section views.

    • Integrated connection to our FREE online Community of over 1000 free assets.

    • Creative and accurate true to life Decals to enhance your designs, place them just like real life stickers.

    • Give your models plenty of depth in all the right areas. SOLIDWORKS Visualize support for professional Texture Maps (Bump, Normal, Specular, Alpha, Colour).

    • Use the Interactive Part Splitter for separating surfaces without going back to your CAD modelling package.

    • Use Pre-set Camera Filters to enhance your images, making them pop off the screen.
    •  

With SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional you can tell a deeper 3D story about your product using your CAD data. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional enables users to easily generate photo-quality stills and interactive animations to effectively communicate the most complex design details.

Features

  • Interactive outputs of VR & Panoramic 

    View your model from all angles by using the VR output render. Choose a number of images from around your model and stitch them together creating a truly interactive experience rotating around the model. These VR outputs are a great way to use your CAD data to tell your story and are ideal for showing off your designs for review and for interactive marketing experiences.
    The Panoramic output stitches multiple rendered images together to form a three hundred sixty degree panorama around the active camera. Once created, the active camera will pivot and zoom to explore the environment. Panoramic outputs are great for interior spaces like cars, planes, interior rooms, and large assembly plants, and can make use of all render modes (Preview, Fast, Accurate).
  • Configurations 

    Use Configurations to rapidly generate multiple design variations, camera angles and environments, material options and product variants, easily within a single Visualize project file. SolidWorks Visualize has a single button to automatically render all of your configurations at once. An extremely powerful tool for projects with multiple part/material options.
  • Full Animation Suite (parts, models, appearances, cameras & environments) 

    • Simple one-click 360 degree turntable animations make this type of output very easy to create.
    • Explain complex mechanical movements and detailed designs using animated exploded views, sequence animation, and more.
    • Camera animations with unique Animation Ribbon, which is an intuitive 3D representation of how the camera moves through the scene, this makes light work of ‘flying the camera’.
    • Choosing Sun Study output type allows Visualize users to see what the play of light looks like across their model throughout an entire day. This is perfect for interior designers who need to see how sunlight casts shadows from their interior concept throughout a complete day sun-cycle.
    •  

  • Custom camera Post-Processing (camera filters) 

    After the render, unleash your creativity and add additional effects to your Visualize content with customizable camera filters and the new Bloom Filter, perfect for glowing LEDs, lights and sun highlights.
  • Render Queue 

    Stack up render jobs to send all at once, similar to a printer queue. For example, to keep being productive during work hours on your workstation, allow all the renders to cook overnight. The integrated Render Queue instantly boosts productivity allowing you to never wait for a render to finish again.
 

SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Visualize Professional

Visualize Standard

  RENDERING    
  Hardware agnostic, unbiased, interactive wysiwyg pathtracing using NVIDIA Iray (Accurate Mode) check box check box
  Hardware agnostic, biased, interactive wysiwyg raytracing using NVIDIA Iray (Fast Mode) check box check box
  Hardware agnostic, high quality, interactive wysiwyg rasterizer (Preview Mode) check box check box
  Integrated switch for Fast mode to prioritize faster interactivity or better quality check box check box
  Supported techniques such as global illumination, ambient occlusion, screenspace shadows, IBL, color bleeding, dispersive caustics, unlimited raybounces, refraction, rough reflections and more. check box check box
  Automatic "Blending" between rendering modes check box check box
  Automatic downsampling of Viewport image for fastest interaction with the model check box check box
  HDRI lighting check box check box
  Light emission from geometry check box check box
  Ground reflectivity and roughness check box check box
  Visualize Boost network rendering (offline) One seat included with Visualize Professional check box  
  Visualize PowerBoost streaming raytracing live to Viewport (realtime) check box  
  Rasterized baked lighting check box  
  Rasterized accumulation check box  
       
  INPUT    
  Solidworks (SLDPRT/SDLASM) check box check box
  Autodesk Alias (WIRE) check box check box
  3D PDF check box check box
  3DXML check box check box
  ACIS (SAT) check box check box
  IGES check box check box
  STEP check box check box
  STL check box check box
  Collada (DAE) check box check box
  PTC Creo / Pro/E / NX (PRT, ASM) check box check box
  Autodesk FBX Scene (FBX) check box check box
  Animated Autodesk FBX Scene (FBX) check box  
  Autodesk 3D Studio Max (3DS) check box check box
  Rhino (3DM) check box check box
  Wavefront (OBJ) check box check box
  SketchUp (SKP) check box check box
  Maya (MB) check box check box
  SolidEdge (ASM, PAR, PSM) check box check box
  Autodesk (DWG/DXF) check box check box
  Inventor (IPT/IAM) check box check box
  CATIA V4 (MODEL, EXP, SESSION) check box check box
  CATIA V5/V6 (CATpart, CATproduct, CGR) check box check box
  ICEM check box check box
  Universal 3D (U3D) check box check box
  Parasolids check box check box
  JT check box check box
  NX check box check box
  VDA-FS check box check box
  Live Update from CAD check box check box
       
  OUTPUT    
  Unlimited resolution offline rendering check box check box
  Alpha Channel check box check box
  Early image save check box check box
  Threaded offline renderings check box check box
  JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, HDR and PSD output check box check box
  Built in image viewer tab check box check box
  Render Profiles check box check box
  Preview (raster) output check box check box
  Render all Cameras check box check box
  Render all Configurations check box  
  Render Passes check box  
  Turntable rendering check box  
  Automatic movie (.mp4, .mkv, .flv) output check box  
  Browser based VR output check box  
  Browser based Interactive Image output check box  
  Browser based Panoramic output check box  
  Spherical (360) output for true Virtual Reality check box  
  Integrate Preview Panorama (360) for Virtual Reality check box  
  Support for Stereo (left eye; right eye) in output check box  
       
  SCENE PREPARATION    
  CAD Live-Update check box check box
  Auto-Paint check box check box
  Direct manipulation of parts check box check box
  Surface/Part Splitter check box check box
  Cut Planes of objects (multiple) check box check box
  Control object opacity per part/model/group check box check box
  Group and reorganize parts in the tree view check box check box
  Model/Part reset and freeze check box check box
  Automatic pivot point snapping check box check box
  Formation tool check box  
  Part re-tessellation check box  
  Multiple model sets check box  
  Simple vehicle wheel building to turn front wheels check box  
       
  ANIMATION    
  Import SOLIDWORKS CAD Motion Studies (Geometry, Camera, Appearance) check box  
  Proprietary "3D graph editor" Ribbon check box  
  Turntable Animations check box  
  Sun Study Animations check box  
  Keyframe animations of Models, Groups and Parts check box  
  Keyframe animation of Materials check box  
  Keyframe animation of Cameras check box  
  Keyframe animation of Environments check box  
  Keyframe animation of Lights check box  
  Keyframe animation of Cut Planes check box  
  Keyframe animation of object opacity (fading object transparency) check box  
  Realtime turntable check box  
       
  MATERIALS    
  Scientifically accurate preset and adjustable materials check box check box
  Supported techniques such as fresnel reflections, absorption, transmittance, anisotropy (mappable), emission check box check box
  Color/texture, opacity, specular, anisotropic, bump and normal mapping check box check box
  Advanced materials: Subsurface, Thin Film, Backscatter check box check box
  Common SOLIDWORKS CAD appearances and textures included on Visualize Cloud Library check box check box
  Flexible local or cloud based asset storage check box check box
  Sharable material definition files (.svap) check box check box
  Drag and drop materials/textures from desktop or any folder check box check box
  Unique in and out of app color picker/dropper check box check box
  Save favorite colors check box check box
  Texturable and paintable decals check box check box
  Layered decals check box check box
  Decal projection check box check box
  Controllable decal depth check box check box
  Decal projection check box check box
  Multiple part decals check box check box
  Support for all SOLIDWORKS Decal types check box check box
  Animate decals (including opacity) check box  
       
  LIGHTING    
  Lighting, shadow and reflection casting from HDRI check box check box
  High Dynamic Range Image (HDRI) integration and control check box check box
  HDR Light Studio compatible check box check box
  Prop creation for additional light sources check box check box
  Create HDR environment from Visualize scene using 360 camera check box  
  Import and edit SOLIDWORKS Lights check box  
  Geometric shaped light sources (also supported in Fast mode) check box  
  Place lights interactively within the Viewport check box  
  Time of day (Sun and Sky) lighting model check box  
  Photometric lights (Point, Spot and Directional) check box  
  Raster object reflections (Preview Mode) check box  
  Raster culling (Preview Mode) check box  
       
  CAMERA OPTICS    
  F-Stop, Focal length, Field of view and Perspective settings check box check box
  Exchangeable camera files (.svcm) check box check box
  Interactive depth of field with focal point selection check box check box
  Multiple cameras with individual aspect ratio and settings check box check box
  SOLIDWORKS CAD camera navigation check box check box
  Orthographic camera check box check box
  Walk-around camera check box check box
  Rule of thirds overlay check box check box
  Preset photographic camera filters check box check box
  Real world camera positioning check box check box
  Real-time customizable photographic camera filters check box  
  Follow and aim cameras and objects check box  
  Motion blur check box  
  Region rendering check box  
  FBX camera export check box  
       
  PRODUCTIVITY    
  Highly optimized parallel architecture check box check box
  Hybrid Based CPU and GPU rendering check box check box
  Near Linear performance scaling with added CPU's and GPU's check box check box
  Best-in-class 3DConnexion device support check box check box
  Context sensitive Help Menu check box check box
  Integrated SOLIDWORKS Visualize Cloud Library check box check box
  Visualize Boost network rendering (offline)One seat included with Visualize Professional check box  
  Visualize PowerBoost streaming raytracing live to Viewport (realtime) check box  
  Queue rendering manager check box  
  Configurations check box  
  Multiple viewports (Dual, Quad and Orthographic) check box  
  Presentation Mode with customizable Toolbar check box  




Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.