• state of rendering

    This is more of a start to a conversation than a specific question. As a guy who's been around for a while, my head spins every time I think of rendering in SolidWorks. How many different names/products have we been t...
    Matt Lombard
    last modified by Matt Lombard
  • Nothing appears when opening a file

    I've been trying to play with Visualize off and on since it was introduced. Trouble is, when I try to open a file in it, nothing appears, and it crashes.   Heck, I'd use Photoworks 360, but it doesn't work like ...
    Alan Knapper
    created by Alan Knapper
  • Visualize crashes

    Good evening,   I've recently run into a problem with Visualize. The projects I have worked fine 2-3 weeks ago, but for a few days now, it keeps crashing whenever i try saving/when it auto-saves (from what I've ...
    Sorin Popescu
    created by Sorin Popescu
  • Decal error

    Hello,   Hoping someone can help.   I have a couple images applied as appearances within an assembly. the one on the wall is fine, however the one on the screen mirrors itself once in visualize. Its fine i...
    Greg Hynd
    last modified by Greg Hynd
  • Decal appears to be floating on surface

    The effect occurs when placing a decal on a galvanized or metal surface. The decal has a high gloss appearance, but the refraction of the light on the (sub)surface does not seem to be in the right place. The unrealist...
    J. Prins
    last modified by J. Prins
  • Appearances in appearances tab (only) only show as buckets, and their various spec/bump etc. images do not show (although the appearance still works in a blind sort of fashion.

    Was fiddling with menu toggles (don't do this) and somehow the settings were changed such that my homemade appearances no longer appear as texture discs under the appearance tab, even though they do under the librarie...
    Chris McLeod
    last modified by Chris McLeod
  • Solidworks Visualize import failed

    Hello Everyone!   I need to create an animation with visualize and I have an assembly with a motion study. When i try to export it with Advanced Export from Solidworks 2019 SP3 to Visualize 2019 SP3 i get an erro...
    Rouanet Rouanet,Gaetan
    last modified by Rouanet Rouanet,Gaetan
  • Phantom jobs in queue - Visualize Pro 2020 SP2

    Good afternoon. I'm having an issue with phantom jobs stuck in my queue, identical to this issue from 2017: Visualize Queue not Purging  I have tried all the recommendations listed in that thread: Hitting ...
    Kristina Smith
    last modified by Kristina Smith
  • Visualize - solid surfaces rendering transparent

    I am diving into Visualize 2017 ..... rough lol. I get things set up and in the basic view everything looks solid and correct but when I start to view it rendered some surfaces are displaying with transparency. Any id...
    Jeremy Brock
    last modified by Jeremy Brock
  • Help! Lines showing up on cylindrical objects

    Lately I've had lines or streaks showing up on cylindrical objects when rendering in accurate mode. I think it might have to do with scaling an object, but I'm not sure. The problem occurs with: any appearance othe...
    Kristina Dougherty
    last modified by Kristina Dougherty
  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize Feature Requests

    Hello Visualize Community,   Some of you have asked me to create a single forum post where all global Visualize users can request product features for future releases, and bounce these ideas off each other. This...
    Brian Hillner
    last modified by Brian Hillner
  • Continuous bump maps?

    Okay, so I've been working with Visualize for a couple of months now. I like it in many ways; but I cannot seem to find a workaround for this problem:   I created a simple part in SW. It's a cuboid with filleted...
    Matthew Macindoe
    last modified by Matthew Macindoe
  • Lightning fail in Visualizer

    Every time I create a project and do a render I see that there's always one side of the object that is "dead". I marked it red in pictures. I understand that the light can't fall on every side equally and one'll ...
    Liza Anikina
    last modified by Liza Anikina
  • Interactive, Browser-Based Viewing of Visualize Model

    I'm looking for a browser-based, interactive 3D viewer of my Visualize renders; I don't really care where it's hosted, but someone should be able to view my model in their browser without having to download a separate...
    Rich Fagioli
    last modified by Rich Fagioli
  • adding appearance to face

    Quick question.... sure there must be an easy way of doing this...   How do you add an appearance to just one face in Visualize standard? Every way I try seems to add it to the entire part.   Thanks,
    Greg Hynd
    last modified by Greg Hynd
  • Visualise Preview Different to Final Render

    Hi All,   I've been struggling with this for a while but cant seem to find the solution, I've attached a screenshot of my preview screen before I render, which has great shadows from my scenes windows. However, ...
    Joshua Sharp
    last modified by Joshua Sharp
  • Strange artifacts on part when rendered

    I'm baffled by the strange artifacts showing up on a part when rendered in a model I'm working on. In Preview mode the artifacts don't show, but in Fast and Accurate modes they are there. I've tried a generic appearan...
    Mark Jackson
    last modified by Mark Jackson
  • Object up against wall, how to get similar floor and background as without wall.

    Hi, I have this piece of furniture in open space. When adding a wall as a part in SolidWorks, in Visualize light and shadow change too much. The floor gets grey and does not fade into white. How to have exactly the s...
    Fabrice Knecht
    last modified by Fabrice Knecht
  • Exporting fbx with animation from Visualize

    For some reason when I try and export an FBX file from Visualize to open up in 3ds Max, it doesn't include the animation data? I have animated an assembly in Solidworks and exported it into visualize. The animation pl...
    Tango Charlie
    last modified by Tango Charlie
  • where to unpack nVidia mdl materials

    I just downloaded nVidia mdl material library.  Where should it be installed?
    Walter Raczynski
    last modified by Walter Raczynski