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Create photo-quality content in a snap with the professional image and video output options available in SOLIDWORKS Visualize. Understand how each output settings can be adjusted with ease to achieve the desired photo-quality result. Explore the several output option types to create photo-quality content. Understand which options to use to achieve the desired photo-quality result. Save commonly use render settings as Render Profiles.
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Become a pro in SOLIDWORKS Visualize by mastering the interface and commonly used features. Explore the four main sections of the interface and learn how to unlock the power of photo-quality raytracing. Explore the four main sections of the interface. Understand the raytracing modes within Visualize. Become comfortable with the camera manipulation hotkeys. Learn how to use the integrated Visualize Cloud Library.
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The more advanced features in Visualize Professional enable you to quickly and easily create photo-quality imagery, animations, exploded views, camera flys, 360 spins, interactive web experiences and other 3D content in a snap. Discover how to create VRs and Panoramas for interactive web content. Use the included Render Queue to batch render when you are away from your machine. See how animations can help tell a deeper story with your CAD data. Create multiple color options from the same Visualize project file and render them all out in a single click.
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Make your images and animations pop by using preset camera filters or creating custom Camera Post-Processing settings. Add further realism to your images by using photo-perfect camera effects like Bloom and Depth of Field. Quickly add preset camera filters to make your content pop. Create custom camera filters via Camera Post-Processing settings for added control. Add advanced camera effects like Bloom and Depth of Field. Use Region Render to select only a section of the Viewport to render.
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Easily manage all the environments, lights and backplates from the Scenes Tab to light your project like a virtual photo studio. Learn how to add and adjust HDRs and position your model perfectly into a backplate. Light your CAD data simply with just a single HDR. Add and switch between multiple HDRs to find your desired lighting effect. Adjust commonly used settings for each HDR. Use a backplate to place your model into any scene.
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Adding decals to a part is a good way to add logos and touchscreens to your Visualize scenes without having to incorporate them into the actual model design. They function just like digital stickers, and can be easily added to a part, moved around, and changed with appearances. Easily drag and drop to add decals to your project. Understand how to manipulate decals and the available settings. Apply appearances to decals that already exist in your scene.
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Texture maps are great tools for adding extra realism to appearances. This lesson debunks the mystery of texture maps, shows how to precisely control them, and enables anyone to become a master of textures. Become comfortable with the four types of texture mapping available in Visualize: Color, Alpha, Specular, and Bump. Add texture maps and learn how to manipulate them using several texture mapping modes. Add free professional pre-textured appearances to your own Visualize projects by downloading them from the Visualize Cloud Library, integrated within the interface.
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Learn how to quickly create, adjust and add new Appearances, either from scratch or from the Visualize Cloud Library. Modify existing Appearances quickly and easily. Create and apply new Appearances. Explore the Visualize Cloud Library and add professional-grade assets to your projects. Learn the Shift-click shortcut to speed up application of Appearances.
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Discover how to create groups, split parts, use the Preview Options, and, for SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional users, add “Baked Lighting” to a project. Located in the Models Tab, the Scene Tree is the keeper of your 3D data and can help organize your project. Explore all the options and features available in the Models Tab. Learn how to organize your model into parts and groups to make complex animations much easier. Use the handy Part Splitter tool for extracting parts directly within Visualize to apply separate appearances. Understand the benefits of Baked Lighting for realtime presentations.
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Users new to SOLIDWORKS Visualize can use the integrated Easy Mode, which offers a minimalist UI with only the viewport and five steps listed across the bottom, to direct you through fresh import to creating final images. Discover how quick and easy it can be to set-up and create images in Visualize. Utilize the easy 5-step process to import, paint, light, adjust and take photos of your 3D data. Navigate through the intuitive floating windows to prepare your model for final render. Load predefined Render Profiles for one-click rendering.
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Understanding the import process into SOLIDWORKS Visualize is essential to working efficiently, and can be controlled by both the import settings and the organization of the original CAD file. Learn the two most common import settings to setup the Visualize project for different workflows; one to make the model quick and easy to work with and the other to allow for live updates and more flexibility with the model grouping. Learn how to best prepare your CAD file for the desired Visualize experience. Understand how to efficiently import models into Visualize by selecting the appropriate Import Settings. Utilize CAD Live-Update for a seamless design process.
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Use Automatic Feature Regognition (AFR) to automatically extract the machinable features to be machined. Set options to define feature types to extract. Review the hole recognition and feature groups options. Review options to automatically generate operations and toolpaths. Extract machineable features and review the features in the CAM Feature Tree.
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25 days ago
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Use the Coordinate System command to define and assign a Fixture Coordinate System for the active machine. Select the method for defining coordinate system. Define and select a coordinate system. Examine the option for creating a SOLIDWORKS coordinate system.
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Use the Stock Manager to define the material, stock type and size to machine the part from. Select the stock material. Select stock type to define size and shape. Set the stock size options. View the stock preview.
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Use the Machine dialog to define the parameters of the machine tool used to manufacture the part. Set machine properties to select machine type and duty for manufacturing. Select tool crib to be used by machine. Select the post processor used to generate NC code. Set posting parameters for post processor.
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Export your inspection project in various formats and ensure the manufactured part is properly inspected for every detail of the model: Create a 2D PDF with balloons tied to the characteristics. Export a 3D PDF or eDrawings file to showcase the part in 3D with its associated PMI ballooned. Generate an Excel inspection report.
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Customize your inspection projects balloons to highlight different aspect of your parts or different classifications: Change the color, text size, and balloon shape. Add/Remove prefix and suffix. Set balloon customization at the document level or in a template.
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Extract information from your 2D drawings using the "Optical Character Recognition" or OCR tool: Read and interpret notes, dimensions and GD&T. Define the operation, classification or method. Highlight key characteristics.
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Generate a Bill of Characteristics: Manually or automatically extract annotations. Leverage the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Addin or Standalone application based on your workflow.
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Navigate through all the documents of your inspection project: Move between pages. Zoom In/Out. Hide or show extracted annotations.
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Setup your SOLIDWORKS Inspection project: Create a completely new project. Define project properties.
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Import 2D PDFs or 2D/3D CAD Files to start creating your inspection reports: Import additional files. Navigate between all the files of your project. Organize your project.
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Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Inspection: Create an inspection project and bill of characteristics. Export and generate an inspection report. Leverage the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Addin and Standalone application
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Prepare for the Certified Additive Manufacturing exam. Learn about the SLA, SLS, and FDM processes of 3D printing, and how it’s rapidly changing the manufacturing world. This learning path will cover the basics of setting up and running successful parts from your FDM or SLA printer. Once you’re done with the learning path, head over to SOLIDWORKS.com/Certification for information on how to take the CSWA-AM exam so you can demonstrate your knowledge of this technology.
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