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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Product Matrix

Discover the features of SOLIDWORKS Visualize and compare both SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard and SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional. Click on each capability to find out more about each element of functionality.

Compare SOLIDWORKS Visualize Packages

  VISUALIZE PROFESSIONAL VISUALIZE STANDARD
VISUALIZE PRO. STD.

Rendering

  • Hardware agnostic, unbiased, interactive wysiwyg pathtracing using NVIDIA iray (Accurate Mode)
  • Hardware agnostic, biased, interactive wysiwyg raytracing using NVIDIA iray (Fast Mode)
  • Hardware agnostic, high quality, interactive wysiwyg rasterizer (Preview Mode)
  • Supported techniques such as global illumination, ambient occlusion, screenspace shadows, IBL, color bleeding, dispersive caustics, unlimited raybounces, refraction, rough reflections and more.
  • Automatic "Blending" between rendering modes
  • HDRI lighting
  • Light emission from geometry
  • Ground reflectivity and roughness
  • Rasterized baked lighting - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Rasterized accumulation - Visualize Professional Only*
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Input

  • SOLIDWORKS (SLDPRT/SDLASM)
  • Alias (WIRE)
  • 3D PDF
  • 3DXML
  • ACIS (SAT)
  • IGES
  • STEP
  • Collada (DAE)
  • Pro/E / Creo (PRT)
  • Filmbox (FBX)
  • Animated Filmbox (FBX) - Visualize Professional Only*
  • 3D Studio Max (3DS)
  • Rhino (3DM)
  • Wavefront (OBJ)
  • SketchUp (SKP)
  • Maya (MB)
  • SolidEdge (ASM/PAR)
  • Autodesk (DWG/DXF)
  • Inventor (IPT/IAM)
  • CATIA
  • ICEM
  • U3D (Unigraphics)
  • Parasolids
  • NX
  • VDA
  • Live Update from CAD
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Output

  • Unlimited resolution offline rendering
  • Alpha Channel
  • Early image save
  • Threaded offline renderings
  • JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, HDR and PSD output
  • Built in image viewer tab
  • Render Profiles
  • Preview (raster) output
  • Render all Configurations - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Render all Cameras - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Render Passes - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Turntable rendering - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Automatic movie (.mp4, .mkv, .flv) output - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Browser based VR output - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Browser based Panoramic output - Visualize Professional Only*
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Scene Preparation

  • CAD Live-Update
  • Auto-Paint
  • Direct manipulation of parts
  • Surface/Part Splitter
  • Group and reorganize parts in the tree view
  • Model/Part reset and freeze
  • Formation tool - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Part re-tessellation - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Multiple model sets - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Simple vehicle wheel building - Visualize Professional Only*
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Animation

  • Proprietary "3D graph editor" Ribbon
  • Turntable Animations
  • Sun Study Animations
  • Keyframe animations of Models, Groups and Parts
  • Keyframe animation of Materials
  • Keyframe animation of Cameras
  • Keyframe animation of Environments
  • Keyframe animation of Lights
  • Realtime turntable

Materials

  • Scientifically accurate preset and adjustable materials
  • Supported techniques such as fresnel reflections, absorbtion, transmittance, anisotropy (mappable), emission.
  • Color/texture, opacity, specular, anisotropic, bump and normal mapping
  • Advanced materials: Subsurface, Thin Film, Backscatter
  • Flexible local or cloud based asset storage
  • Sharable material definition files (.svap)
  • Drag and drop materials/textures from desktop or any folder
  • Unique in and out of app color picker/dropper
  • Save favorite colors
  • Texturable and paintable decals
  • Layered decals
  • Decal projection
  • Controllable decal depth
  • Multple part decals
  • Displacement Mapping

Lighting

  • Lighting, shadow and reflection casting from HDRI
  • High Dynamic Range Image (HDRI) interation and control
  • HDR Light Studio compatible
  • Prop creation for additional light sources
  • Time of day (Sun and Sky) lighting model - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Photometric lights (Point, Spot and Directional) - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Raster object reflections (Preview Mode) - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Raster culling (Preview Mode) - Visualize Professional Only*
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Camera Optics

  • F-Stop, Focal length, Field of view and Perspective settings
  • Exchangeable camera files (.svcm)
  • Interactive depth of field with focal point selection
  • Multiple cameras with individual aspect ratio and settings
  • Orthographic camera
  • Walk-around camera
  • Rule of thirds overlay
  • Preset photographic camera filters
  • Real-time customizable photographic camera filters - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Follow and aim cameras and objects - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Real world camera positioning - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Motion blur - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Region rendering - Visualize Professional Only*
  • FBX camera export - Visualize Professional Only*
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Productivity

  • Highly optimized parallel architechture
  • Hybrid Based CPU and GPU rendering
  • Near Linear performance scaling with added CPU's and GPU's
  • 3D Connexion device support
  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize cloud community connection
  • Queue rendering manager - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Configurations - Visualize Professional Only*
  • Multiple viewports (Dual, Quad and Orthographic) - Visualize Professional Only*
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