I could never seem to get much traction with PhotoWorks because it seemed they were always gutting either the interface or the underlying rendering engine every couple of releases. All of your investment in learning has been flushed. Oh, and the previews for the renderings are SLOW! To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. The rendered image incorporates the appearances, lighting, scene, and decals included with the model.

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Rendering in SolidWorks Goodbye PhotoWorks, Hello PhotoView – Digital Engineering

Solidwkrks shadows seem unnecessarily indistinct, probably because the light is so diffuse as to make the rendering look like a very cloudy day. So when I learned something in PhotoWorks, I tended to remember it and tried to reuse successful ideas.

By default, lighting is off in PhotoView. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. My First PhotoView Rendering.

SolidWorks 2011: PhotoView 360

There were also some things that were pleasant surprises. If you are reading the forums, you know that the jury is far from out as to if it is any improvement at all over PhotoWorks or photovew PV Also, setting up the headlights on the truck was far easier than I expected it to be. Learn how your comment data is processed.


All of your investment in learning has been flushed. You typically need additional lighting in PhotoView to illuminate occluded spaces in the model. We will contact you if we have questions regarding your feedback.

Resizing, stretching, and positioning decals on your model is fairly easy. The result, shown above is at least not a complete disaster, but there are some things I was unhappy about. It shows statistics and the result of the rendering. Learning and relearning seems to be the way of things with rendering in SolidWorks. The combination of powerful engineering workstations with advanced modeling allows designers to find and correct Web Help Content Version: If the target would just stop moving around so much, maybe I could learn a bit about rendering.

PhotoWorks is no more in SolidWorks So the integration into the SolidWorks interface is a big positive step. Solidworks 2011 photoview 360 would like to be able to drag that part from under the Polished Steel to the Aluminum Powdercoat to change its appearance.

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Automated, connected, photofiew and shared ACES vehicles present new design challenges. This is a big improvement over PV because of the non-standard modo interface. Advances in materials science offer promises of part quality improvement at the microstructure level.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It is always more difficult to get the lighting just right. For example, the Polished Steel has a part under it.

You can sort the appearances by history, alphabetical or hierarchical. This version is somewhat less limited, I think, but it is still lacking. Posted on September 9, September 6, by matt.

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Click here for information about technical support. We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. You can open up its rendering menu, then start dragging and dropping materials and photovieq into your SolidWorks model. Never show this message again. Next Master Model Part 4: You should, however, apply decal to an individual part rather than an assembly.