Quickly and Easily Create Photo-quality Content with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Are you tired of painstakingly creating renders that take forever to set up and even longer to render, producing results that are barely adequate? Or frustrated when your first samples and prototypes come back from manufacturing and doesn’t look at all like what you sent them?

Time for a game-changing solution that will instantly boost your productivity and accelerate your design process, not to mention instantly increase your worth to your company.

Enter SOLIDWORKS® Visualize.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize (formerly known as Bunkspeed) provides a suite of standalone software tools that combine industry-leading rendering capabilities with design-oriented features and workflows that enable easy and fast creation of visual content for designers, engineers, marketing, and other content creators. Import SOLIDWORKS®, Rhino®, Autodesk Alias®, SketchUp® and many other CAD formats to create compelling scenes and photo-quality marketing content that is print and web ready in minutes.

So why SOLIDWORKS Visualize, you ask?

By improving concepts that are viewed throughout the design, development, and marketing phases, SOLIDWORKS Visualize helps users select, validate, improve, and sell the best and most robust design concepts before committing expensive engineering, prototyping, and marketing resources to the project. No longer compromise the quality of design presentations and marketing collateral by relying on screen grabs, or have to budget for costly photographs of physical prototypes to show upcoming products. Quickly and easily create emotional content to improve the development process and provide marketing with photo-quality assets earlier than ever imagined. SOLIDWORKS Visualize helps reduce errors and ensure that products get to market faster, which puts more money back in your pocket.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize will launch for public sale starting February 1st, 2016, at SolidWorks World in two different levels: Standard & Professional.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is the fastest and easiest way to photo-quality images for anyone that needs to take “photos” of their SOLIDWORKS data. Quickly and easily create stunning visual that simultaneously speeds up your design cycle while providing photo-quality images to market your products like never before.

Looking for more advanced features like animation and network rendering? Blow away the competition and take your designs to the next level with the many additional features found in SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional. Tell a deeper story with your CAD data by generating photo-quality imagery, animations, one-click 360 degree spins, interactive content, queue rendering and much more to effectively communicate the most complex design details. Rapidly create and compare multiple design directions and material configurations, to make better design decisions and get your products to market faster.

Image courtesy of Michael Nanut

You might be thinking, this is great but what about PhotoView360?

SOLIDWORKS Visualize is not a replacement for PhotoView360, but a complementary tool that delivers more of what the SOLIDWORKS community has been asking for in visualization. PhotoView 360 is best for designs that are continuously undergoing changes. Users can create CAD models and remain within SOLIDWORKS for basic visualization, providing immediate feedback on rough reflections, surface changes, etc, to evaluate the form and make rapid surface adjustments.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize picks up where PhotoView360 leaves off, by introducing an environment that is more similar to photography, versus technical rendering, with a focus on 3D data. Because results are indistinguishable from photos, they can be used directly for marketing or other areas where physical prototypes don’t exist or add too much cost.

Think that’s it? It gets even better.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard will be included with each seat of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD 2016 Professional and Premium! If you have ten seats of SOLIDWORKS, then you’ll have ten seats of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard!

Oh, and one final kicker…

This included seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard can be given to anyone in your company, such as advanced or conceptual designers, engineers, marketers, and visualization experts. The simple, intuitive interface gives any users the tools to easily develop rich, photo-quality content enabling everyone to have an enhanced 3D decision making experience in a fast, easy, and fun way.

Please contact your reseller or visit our website to learn more about SOLIDWORKS Visualize and watch a short overview video.


Brian Hillner

Brian Hillner

Brian Hillner is a Senior Product Portfolio Manager for SOLIDWORKS, responsible for Education and Early Engagement, and specializes in the intersection of business, technology & user experience. He focuses on creating customer-driven software products tailored for schools, educators and students to develop designers, engineers and dreamers of the future. Prior to joining the Education team, he was the Product Manager for SOLIDWORKS Visualize, eDrawings and the Extended Reality (XR) workflows.
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