Photo-realistic Rendering & Animation software

What is SOLIDWORKS Visualize software?

SOLIDWORKS Visualize provides a suite of standalone software tools that combine industry-leading rendering capabilities with visual design-oriented features and workflows, allowing easy and fast creation of visual content that communicates a design’s vision, passion, and emotion.

Who can benefit from SOLIDWORKS Visualize?

SOLIDWORKS Visualize has been created for anyone who needs to create professional photo-quality, images, animations, and other 3D content in the fastest and easiest way possible. SOLIDWORKS Visualize is hardware-agnostic, which means designers, engineers, and content creators who use SOLIDWORKS or other CAD creation tools (such as Rhino®, Autodesk® Alias®, 3ds Max®) for product, architectural, yacht, mechanical, and other designs can produce an enhanced 3D decision making experience in a fast, easy, and fun way

No CAD knowledge required

With its simple, intuitive user interface, SOLIDWORKS Visualize requires virtually no learning curve and lets users produce content quickly. Detailed training materials, in-depth help files, online tutorials, and user forums provide more detailed instructions to help ensure that even non-technical staff can start creating amazing content instantly.

Overview Demo

Get to know SOLIDWORKS Visualize

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Capabilities

“The Camera” that enables anyone to create high-quality visual, emotional content to drive innovation, design decisions, and business solutions.

Bring Products to Life

Now you can create convincing, lifelike movies and images to use for product comparisons, print and web content, design reviews, or even interactive experiences. You can show your product in multiple visual configurations with different scenes, lighting, and artistic filters.

Create Animations

With SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional you can create high quality rendered animations. These animations can be setup inside Visualize or imported from a SOLIDWORKS motion study, which can save you time and help you achieve greater realism.

Real-world lighting and materials

SOLIDWORKS Visualize accurately simulates real-world lighting and advanced materials, while scaling rendering performance to meet the highest demands. Easily add movement, create 360-degree spins, or animate cameras, materials, models, or even the sun. Changes are displayed in real time for maximum flexibility and speed.

Seamless connection with SOLIDWORKS

Because SOLIDWORKS Visualize is connected directly with SOLIDWORKS, you can automatically update your models using the “Live CAD Update” feature for a truly seamless workflow that provides the flexibility you need to work dynamically.

Create Photo-realistic images

SOLIDWORKS Visualize is used across many industries and is capable of creating realistic rendered images of a wide range of products.

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Panoramic Content for VR

Panoramic visual content can be created for static images or moving video. This can be viewed on a number of devices including VR headsets.

Interactive Images

Create interactive Images to view a model in a series of 360 orbital spins within a web browser. This interactive media can be used to demonstrate a mechanism or product animation.

Fast Performance

In today’s constantly evolving global marketplace, time to-market and design innovation matter more than ever. SOLIDWORKS Visualize enables you to validate your product’s market acceptance in record time with ease and flare, featuring:

  • Blazing fast performance and results that are easily scalable
  • Quality images indistinguishable from photos
  • Intuitive interface and minimal learning curve
  • Industry-leading GPU (graphics card) support

"Evolve Design Solutions appreciates the excellent customer service, product knowledge and technical support provided by TriMech, our SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller (VAR).”

Aldo Balatti
Principal, Evolve Design Solutions

“Our engineering processes are well defined and well documented. I can tell new customers with confidence that we’re delivering on milestones because we’re tracking our performance on speed and quality every day.”

Ray Minator
Owner, Inertia Engineering + Design

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Features

Create photo-realistic images, animations, and VR experiences for any industry

Create lifelike photo-quality images

You no longer need to compromise your marketing and presentation materials by relying on screen grabs, or budget for costly photographs of prototypes, to show your latest product.

With SOLIDWORKS Visualize, you can quickly and easily create:

  • Lifelike photo-quality images
  • A mood board of different colours and finishes
  • High-resolution images ready for print and the web
  • Technical illustrations of key features

Visualize Professional Features

With SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional you can tell a deeper 3D story about your product using your CAD data. Professional enables users to easily generate photo-quality stills and interactive animations to effectively communicate the most complex design details.

Enjoy all the features of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard plus these additional features and more:

  • Demonstrate products more effectively with full animation of parts, models, appearances, cameras, and environments
  • Import your SOLIDWORKS Motion Studies for truly photographic animations
  • Quickly show off the final design with one-click 360-degree spins
  • Create interactive web content such as Interior Panoramas and Exterior VRs
  • Present and compare varying design solutions side-by-side with multiple viewports and included Configurator tool
  • Unleash your creative side with customizable Camera Filters
Animations - Exploded Views
Animations - Mechanisms
Interactive Images

Click and drag to rotate the model.

VR Content

Watch on a phone or VR headest or use to look around the environment.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost

Add-on product to SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional that instantly increases render speeds and content productivity.

Similar to a printer queue in your office, SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost allows SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional users to send jobs to other machine, freeing up your machine to keep using Visualize or other demanding applications.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost is a separate installation and should be installed on a separate computer(s) for the best experience. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost is easy to set up as a single node, or as a cluster so that you can scale your productivity efficiently.

Produce more SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional content faster!

  • Stack up multiple jobs in your Render Queue and offload
    your local machine.
  • Install SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost on the machine(s) you want in your render farm, from the one included node or scale to a larger cluster.
  • Leverage both CPUs and GPUs across your network
  • Send SOLIDWORKS Visualize render jobs directly to those machines; then sit back and watch the render jobs fly off your Render Queue!

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Packages

Two packages to choose from

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is the fastest and easiest way to produce photo-quality images for taking “photos” of 3D data, cutting costs, and accelerating time-to-market with compelling imagery.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional lets you tell a deeper story with your CAD data by generating photo-quality imagery, interactive animations, 360-degree spins, immersive Virtual Reality (VR), and much more. Communicate the most complex design details with ease and beat your competition to market.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Matrix

Compare the two versions of SOLIDWORKS Visualize software

CapabilitySOLIDWORKS Visualize
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
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

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Benefits

Easy to use software which will adapt to your business process

Produce Interactive VR & Panoramic outputs

The VR output renders a user-specified number of images from around the model and stitches them together so the model can be viewed from all angles, creating a truly interactive experience tumbling around the model.

Work with Configurations

Within a single Visualize project file, rapidly generate multiple design variations, product variants, material options, environments, camera angles and more, then click one button to automatically render out all Configurations at once. Very powerful tool for projects with multiple part/material options.

Custom camera Post-Processing (camera filters)

Unleash your creativity and add additional effects to your Visualize content with customizable camera filters and the new Bloom Filter, perfect for glowing LEDs, lights and sun highlights.

Real-time raytracing

SOLIDWORKS Visualize PowerBoost opens up new doors to interactive real-time raytracing for the best visualization experience. SOLIDWORKS Visualize PowerBoost works hand-in-hand with your SOLIDWORKS Visual Boost cluster or NVIDIA Quadro® VCA(s).

Looking for a Cloud Alternative?

3DEXPERIENCE Works provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured alternative to SOLIDWORKS Visualize for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.

Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe-no overwrite, no loss of data.

Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.

Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.

Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.

Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.