SOLIDWORKS Visualize Add-In

Article by GoEngineer on Sep 15, 2018

The SOLIDWORKS Visualize add-in, which is available in SOLIDWORKS Premium and SOLIDWORKS Professional , lets you export SOLIDWORKS features directly to SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

You can export the following SOLIDWORKS features:

  • Geometry
  • Appearances
  • HDR lighting
  • Decals

With SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional, you can also export Motion Studies. Animation export is limited to rigid body animations, camera animations, and appearance animations.

From SOLIDWORKS, the following commands are available in the Visualize add-in:

SOLIDWORKS Visualize add-in

Visualize Addin Command Manager

  • Export Simple saves a copy of your active model and loads it into SOLIDWORKS Visualize using Appearance mode part grouping.
  • Export Advanced saves the current state of your active model and loads it into SOLIDWORKS Visualize with Automatic mode part grouping and Monitor File enabled. You can also upload motion studies if you have Visualize Professional.
  • Update exports the latest version of your active model and triggers an update in Visualize. Note: This button is grayed out until you click Export Advanced for the first time.
  • Save Advanced saves a copy of the model and motion studies to a location you specify, so you can later import the model into SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

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