SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard
Which SOLIDWORKS Visualize package is right for you?
Why Choose SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard?
Quickly and easily create professional, photo-quality images, animations, and other interactive 3D content to get your products to market faster.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is the fastest and easiest way to produce photo-quality images for taking “photos” of 3D data, cutting costs, and accelerating time-to-market with compelling imagery.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard Features
SOLIDWORKS Visualize is hardware-agnostic and can leverage one or many GPUs in a single machine or across a network, which dramatically increases rendering performance over CPU hardware.
Utilizing NVIDIA® graphics card(s) for rendering is much faster than competitor CPU technology and helps to speed up your daily workflow, generating more content. This feature alone provides dramatic acceleration of the design and engineering process.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize performs faster on all hardware, including entry-level laptops (using new Fast Render mode).
SOLIDWORKS Visualize can also leverage emerging GPU technology from NVIDIA, such as the NVIDIA Quadro® VCA, for linear boosts in render speeds, resulting in a more efficient and productive 3D visualization experience.
In addition to leveraging one or many GPUs or CPUs, SOLIDWORKS Visualize can leverage both GPU and CPU simultaneously (Hybrid mode) in a single machine or across a network, which dramatically increases rendering performance. This render mode allows entry-level machines to have increased performance to generate content faster.
Using NVIDIA’s Iray® render engine inside of SOLIDWORKS Visualize, you view a precise and physically correct representation of your CAD model, as if you had physically produced it.
Lighting, materials, and form all come together realistically without sacrificing visual quality and not taking shortcuts to increase render speeds.
Physically-based raytracing is more than just pretty pictures—it’s critical digital accuracy that shows what your design will look like in the real world.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize lets you work like you would in a photo studio, moving the camera around your product easily “taking pictures” of your CAD data.
The SOLIDWORKS Visualize user interface (UI), with integrated Viewport and lack of complex node-based materials, is designed for users who don’t have time to learn a complex new tool. The SOLIDWORKS Visualize UI can be further simplified to just five buttons at the bottom of the screen in Easy Mode. This mode is designed for users who have no 3D background and just need a simple visualization tool. Enjoy the new sub-tabs in the Palette, simplified Import and Render windows, and much more. You also can now select between a dark theme and light theme.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize imports over 25 different CAD file types, including common generic formats such as IGES, STEP, and OBJ. SOLIDWORKS Visualize outputs include JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, HDR, and PSD.
Already been working on your Visualize file and need to import some design changes? As your design evolves, simply save over the existing file and Visualize will update only the parts that have been changed. Visualize will even remember if you changed the color and keep that change on the newly updated part. You can always re-link the file if the name changes or the location moves.
Split out parts, surfaces, and faces with this handy integrated Part Splitter. Easily separate geometry to apply a different material or texture. No need to go back to your CAD package to make this change.
Add that extra touch of photorealism to your Visualize content with Depth of Field. This feature allows you to interactively select the point of focus by simply clicking on your model, and then adjust the amount of desired blur. You can even enter physical camera settings like F-Stop and Aperture.
Uses Artificial Intelligence to decipher and eliminate noise from your Visualize renders with a single checkbox, dramatically boosting your render speed on average by 10x!
Reuse your existing database of measured materials directly within Visualize, by scanning real-world materials and import them via MDL or PBR Appearance Types. Explore online libraries of materials and textures and easily re-create them in Visualize using these new industry-standard Appearance Types.
Easily place logos, graphics and more with simple and intuitive to use Decals. All Decal Mapping types are supported from SOLIDWORKS CAD and now you can choose from multiple mapping modes directly within Visualize, giving you even more flexibility and control.
Save time by creating your own custom keyboard shortcuts, specific to your own preferences, then export your list to load onto another machine. You can even choose single-key shortcuts! Makes using Visualize even that much faster.
If your session terminates unexpectedly, you can recover automatically saved data the next time you start a session. You can specify the frequency and folder for saving auto-recovery data.
Easily export your Visualize projects to a new file format (.glb & .glTF) for use in immersive downstream Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experiences.
Dynamic user interface scales to support high-resolution displays.
Use the integrated SOLIDWORKS PDM menu to access vault commands and view Visualize file information when the file is open in SOLIDWORKS Visualize. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional needs to be installed.