Photo-Realistic Rendering and Animation Software


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 or AMD ProRender. Visualize can leverage CUDA core technology from Nvidia or render cores from AMD ProRender to render your images in no time! Need more power? No problem, add additional GPU’s to your existing hardware or set up a cluster for everyone to share.

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard vs Professional

Visualize has two different packages: Standard and Professional. The great news is that if you purchase SOLIDWORKS CAD Professional or Premium and you are on maintenance, then you have Visualize Standard already! Get your renders started by following the introductory training videos in the GoEngineer Resource Center .

Visualize Professional adds an array of features including animations, custom lighting, VR, 360 Interactive, and much more. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional provides the highest level of detail and optimized render times.

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Appearances and Hardware Utilization
April 14, 2022 at 12pm PT

GoEngineer, Dell and NVIDIA have come together to talk about SOLIDWORKS Visualize Appearances and Hardware Utilization. We’re going to talk about an easy way to improve the overall quality of your renderings by applying scientifically accurate appearances with NVIDIA’s vMaterial library described in the NVIDIA Material Definition Language (MDL). We'll also show how SOLIDWORKS Visualize utilizes your computer’s hardware and look at several options to help reduce your rendering time.
Come see NVIDIA’s newest lineup of RTX Professional GPUs and see how GoEngineer and Dell have curated pre-built systems from Dell that take your rendering to the next level!

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- Visualize Appearances/Materials
- Multiple GPU’s
- Visualize Boost (Visualize Professional)
- Dell Solutions



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Visualize Standard render of gold and silver rings in SOLIDWORKS Professional

Photo Realistic

Generate awesome imagery using your CAD data with the power of SOLIDWORKS Visualize and Nvidia GPU's. Visualize can monitor your 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.



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.


Visualize Professional Light Feature available in SOLIDWORKS



Tell a complete story using SOLIDWORKS Visualize and create dynamic animations.  Like never before, render complete animations of your CAD data and provide a story from start to finish start for your products, customers, and potential investors.


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.


SOLIDWORKS Visualize Render Que Feature


Setting up a time elapse for your products with a Sun Study is a captivating animation and sure to grab a consumer's attention. It's a short setup and is quick to the point, view your product from sunrise to sunset.

Visualize Boost and PowerBoost

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost allows you to offload rendering to one or more machines on a network.  This will free up your hardware to continue using Visualize or doing other tasks. Visualize PowerBoost allows you to utilize the resources on one or more machines on a network in your viewport during the live render mode.  This allows you to see the set-up and make changes to your project much faster.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost and Powerboost

Get SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard Pricing from GoEngineer

Visualize Standard offers great functionality for painting CAD files with monitor file capabilities (CAD update) for SOLIDWORKS built 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 and tools for 2D image creation. Visualize Standard is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium. It is a separate install, so this tool can be shared within the engineering department or with team members in marketing or web departments. Visualize Standard is also available for purchase as a standalone license, which can later be upgraded to Professional.


Get SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional Pricing from GoEngineer

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 Queue, and more! Create 10 times the amount of content with the Render Queue 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!



Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Accelerated Rendering

Hybrid Render Mode

Physically-Based Raytracing

Intuitive User Interface

CAD and Graphic File Support

CAD Live-Update

Surface/Part Splitter

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)


Import SOLIDWORKS Animations and Motion Studies

Full Animation Suite

Animation Ribbon

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

Video Decals

IES Light Profiles

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 you 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 $2,000 and network as many seats as you like.

Boost allows you to upload a project through the render queue to a secondary computer allowing you to continue your daily 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.
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Option 1: Call Tech Support at 888-559-6167, for assistance in 5 minutes or less.

Option 2: Log into your Customer Portal account, expand My Support menu, go to My Products, and select the Visualize serial number (Get License) from the My SOLIDWORKS Products listing. Watch a video tutorial here .

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 on its own; the free version cannot be upgraded.
Yes!  With the pro-render option, you can leverage any AMD GPU.


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