Hello fellow computer monkeys,


My work depends on doing model section renders in Visualize and having a "dumb" section plane without capping the model is a huge show stopper to me. In other words: the section plane function is totally useless and I bet almost nobody is using it. Just look at this monstrosity...




Currently I am doing all sections in SW as separate configurations but that is consuming too much time when I have to work with big assemblies having lots of parts.

So is it planned (or even possible) to add this function in the future to Visualize and if yes how far into the future are we talking about? My choice of rendering software depends on it so please say what is happening on this front in Visualize roadmap.

Maybe an option to export a section view (not graphics-only section view but... the proper one... you know) from SW to VZ could be possible?

I really like Visualize but... And i don’t think I am alone in this.



Categories: SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Last comment By: Paulius Jatautas   Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:05:13 GMT
Re: Cut plane section cap possible/planned in Visualize?

Hi Paulius ,


I was talking about this with some visualize people at SOLIDWORKS World last year so as it was a year ago my memory could be hazy so don't take this to literal, I believe this is actually an Nvidia IRAY limitation at the moment opposed to being a visualize issue , although I know they were working hard on it. I am definitely using cut planes in Visualize but Ill generally use them for closeup shots of specific items so for my purposes it works quite well.


it is an enhancement request that has already been submitted though to be able to import in a section view from SOLIDWORKS or to treat the parts in visualize as solids opposed to surfaces so hopefully we see something in 2019.

By: Scott Ellery  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:17:59 GMT
Re: Cut plane section cap possible/planned in Visualize?

Thanks for the info Scott.

By: Paulius Jatautas  Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:05:13 GMT
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