Photo-Realistic Rendering and Animation Software
What is SOLIDWORKS Visualize?
SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a photo realistic rendering tool that utilizes your CAD data to create magazine quality images or commercial quality animations! Make your images pop with real time ray tracing, AI Denoiser and I-Ray technology from Nvidia powered GPU’s. Visualize leverages CUDA core technology from Nvidia to render your images in no time! VIsualize also offers AMD support with the pro-render option allowing all users to generate awesome content. Need more power, no problem, add additional GPU’s to your existing hardware or set up a cluster for everyone to share.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard vs Professional
Visualize has two different packages, Standard and Professional. The great news is if you purchase SOLIDWORKS CAD Professional or Premium and you are on maintenance, then you have Visualize Standard already! You absolutely must try it out, and with our training videos in the GoEngineer Knowledge Base there’s literally no reason not to. Visualize Professional adds an array of features including animations, custom lighting, VR, 360 Interactive and much more. For those who are looking to attention to detail and optimized render times SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional is for you.
“The problem was very specific, and difficult to visualize. To his credit, the support engineer created a meeting fairly quickly, with only the need for 7 minutes of background on the problem.”
– Charles Griswold, Trinity Orthopedics
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Features
Generate awesome imagery using your CAD data with the power of SOLIDWORKS Visualize and Nvidia GPU’s. Visualize can monitor you CAD data and update as CAD revisions are approved. Rendering your project can be done in no time providing stunning imagery for your company, brand and website
Tell a complete story using SOLIDWORKS Visualize and create dynamic animations. Like never before, render complete animations of your CAD data and provide a start to finish story for your products, customers and potential investors.
Visualize Professional offers custom lighting specifically for those artists that are looking to enhance fine details! With an excellent user interface, even a novice can add lights for great feature detail and photo realistic results.
Setting up a time elapse for your products with a Sun Study is a captivating animation and sure to grab consumers attention. Its a short setup and is quick to the point, view your product from sun rise to sun set.
Tired of waiting for paint to dry or a render to finish? Line them up in the Visualize Render Queue. Add images to render on the fly during your creative process. The Queue Render makes it easy to break out your creative eye and publish multiple images to render when it’s convenient for you.
VR / 360 Interactive
There is nothing more immersive than virtually spinning an image of your product in 360, or viewing it through a VR headset. SOLIDWORKS Visualize gives you this capability to produce virtual images and animations of your CAD designs.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Packages
Visualize Standard offers great functionality for painting CAD files with monitor file capabilities (CAD update) for SOLIDWORKS build in. You can create images, apply decals, grab snapshots, apply various textures including bump, alpha, color and specular, texture blending and pantone color snag. Various scenes are available to illuminate your project with full background customization. Truly and excellent tools for 2D image creation. Visualize Standard is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium. Its is a separate install, so this tool can be shared within the engineering department or with team members in the marketing or web departments as well. Visualize Standard is also available for purchase as a standalone license, which can later be upgraded to professional.
Visualize Professional is the top tier rendering product from SOLIDWORKS. Professional unlocks Animations, Virtual Reality, 360 Interactive, Sun Study, Custom Lighting, Boost/Power Boost, Render Que and more! Create 10 times the amount of content with the Render Que alone! Expand your creativity and generate content that’s sure to catch the eye of your customer as well as the competition. Whether you’re showcasing a new prototype, sourcing VC funding or offering a new product line, SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional is a must for your organization. Be the first in your industry to showcase gorgeous 360 / VR images and animations directly on your website. Don’t put this off any longer; Visualize your future!
Compare SOLIDWORKS Visualize Packages
|SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard||SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional|
|Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Accelerated Rendering|
|Hybrid Render Mode|
|Intuitive User Interface|
|CAD and Graphic File Support|
|Interactive Depth of Field|
|Artificial Intelligence (AI) Denoiser|
|Advanced Material Support with NVIDIA MDL and PBR|
|Decals (Interactive Stickers)|
|Custom Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Automatic Data Recovery|
|XR Exporter for AR/VR experiences|
|Support for high-resolution displays (4K monitors and beyond)|
|SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration|
|Import SOLIDWORKS Animations and Motion Studies|
|Full Animation Suite|
|Visualize Boost Support|
|PowerBoost Real-time Network Rendering|
|Browser-based Interactive Image and Panoramic Outputs|
|Customizable Photographic Camera Filters|
|Integrated Render Queue|
|New Area Lights and Light Placement|
|Create VR Content|
|Integrated Physics Engine|
|Vehicle Driving Simulator|
|IES Light Profiles|
Frequently Asked Questions
Nvidia GPU’s that support CUDA Core technology & AMD GPU’s. This includes workstation and non-workstation (Gaming) graphics cards. While gaming cards are not tested by SOLIDWORKS and not officially supported they offer the best cost to performance ratio. We would recommend using workstation GPU’s with SOLIDWORKS CAD and Visualize parallel installs.
Yes. If you already have networked licenses of SOLIDWORKS CAD then we can add Visualize to that same network for no additional cost. If you do not already have the SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager then you can make a one time purchase for 2000 dollars and network as many seats as you like.
Boost allows you to upload a project through the render que to a secondary computer allowing you to continue your days activities on your personal computer while the boost machine does all the work.
Power Boost allows a Visualize content creator to steal the GPU power from another machine(s) on the network. This is a great feature from an IT standpoint; Instead of upgrading 10 GPU’s for 10 different content creators, install ~4 GPU’s on a network machine (render box) for multiple users to share.
Windows 10, 8GB Ram, 2.5GHZ Processor or faster, Nvidia Cuda Core enabled GPU (M series, P series, GTX 1000 series, RTX 2000 series) suggest a P4000 or Better (Workstation) suggest GTX 1070 / RTX 2070 or better (Gaming). GPU Cuda Core power is additive however VRAM is not; when installing two identical GPU’s in a single system add Cuda Cores but the VRAM remains the same. The more Cuda Cores you have the faster the rendering process. When shopping for Video Cards be sure to select one with more than 3GB of VRAM to enable the AI Denoiser tool.
Option 1: Call Tech Support 888-559-6167, will take less than 5 Min.
Option 2: Log onto Solidworks.com go to my products and expand the list for the visualize serial number.
Visualize is a standalone application and does not require a parallel SOLIDWORKS CAD install. If Visualize and SOLIDWORKS are installed on the same machine, you will be able to activate the visualize add-in within the SOLIDWORKS user interface.
Unfortunately, the only way to upgrade a Visualize Standard License is to have purchased Standard all on its own, the free one cannot be upgraded.
Yes! With the pro-render option you can leverage any AMD GPU.
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