2 Days



Recommended Experience Level

  • None


You will leave this course with an understanding of what goes into creating great rendered images and animations from your SOLIDWORKS model. This course covers the fundamentals of importing your SOLIDWORKS models in the Visualize Environment and setting up appearances, lighting, and scenes. You will learn how to create great rendered still images, as well as setting up animations, virtual reality renderings, and more. If you are ready to create stunning marketing content from your CAD models, this class is for you!

Recommended For

  • Anyone looking to go beyond static images and create photo-realistic rendered videos, interactive content, web content, and more

Course Outline

Day 1

Introduction to Rendering

  • What is rendering and what can it do for us?

Interface Intro

  • Getting acquainted with the interface

SW Appearance Review

  • Recommended workflows
  • SOLIDWORKS appearance application review

Import Settings

  • Recommended workflows
  • Which option should I be using?
  • Strategies for choosing import options


  • Applying appearances in Visualize
  • Manipulating appearances in Visualize


  • Changing scenes
  • Adjusting lighting
  • Strategies for choosing scenes

Camera Settings

  • Camera background info
  • Setting up cameras
  • Viewport efficiency tips


  • Applying decals in Visualize
  • Importing decals from SOLIDWORKS

Day 2

Monitor File

  • Updating file from SOLIDWORKS
  • Handling design changes

Object Manipulation

  • Moving components
  • Strategies for efficient model set up

Output Settings

  • Ensuring a beautiful final result with proper output settings

Using Configurations

  • Creating configurations in Visualize
  • Understanding SOLIDWORKS and Visualize terminology


  • Working with the timeline
  • Creating keyframes
  • Strategies for success in rendered animations

Motion Blur

  • Background information
  • Motion blur setup

Presentation Mode

  • Purpose and use cases for presentation mode

Render Queue

  • Setup queue for scheduled rendering

Individual Render Passes

  • Individual passes for post processing applications

Virtual Reality and Panoramic

  • Set up virtual reality and panoramic renders
  • Recommendations on use cases

Course Schedule

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