Need Alpha Channel Images Fast? SolidWorks Composer Can Help.

Alpha channel images can be extremely useful when creating spare parts catalogs, product manuals, and other technical documentation. An alpha channel image refers to graphics where portions of the image appear to be clear or transparent. When creating technical documentation, alpha channels can be useful when your deliverable requires renders of your product without any of the model’s background. However, with traditional screenshot methods or photographs, removing the background from an image can be a time consuming process, reworking them in an image processing program.

However, with SolidWorks Composer, you can quickly create alpha channel images of your CAD models in batch quantities simply with a few keystrokes. Being able to create these types of images in Composer directly and seamlessly integrate them into your documentation with the update abilities that come with Composer can save loads of time and money reworking your graphics. To learn more, check out or video on alpha channel image creation in SolidWorks Composer on our YouTube channel!

To learn more about how SolidWorks Composer can benefit your business, check out our User Manual video series.


Jeffery Wong

Jeffery Wong

Product Management Intern at SolidWorks Corp.
Jeff Wong is mechanical engineering student and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), captain of WPI's varsity soccer team, and works with the product management team at SolidWorks Corp. Jeff has attained his CSWP certification, and has created multiple videos for the SolidWorks Composer YouTube channel.
Jeffery Wong