Combining Simulations Results with Renderings

CATI Tech Notes

Renderings are great for showing off your product before making a physical prototype and FEA simulations are great for understanding the stresses and deflections on your product under normal usage, but what if you could combine them? Follow these steps to create your simulation/render blends. Create a view specific for this render just in case you accidentally rotate view or zoom in/out. Hide all parts that will be shown as simulation results.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a new rendering tool for SOLIDWORKS 2016

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS® Visualize (formerly known as Bunkspeed) is a new product for SOLIDWORKS 2016 which 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. Easily add movement, create 360-degree spins, or animate cameras, materials, models, or even the sun.

Infocus Supercharges Simulation Power with SIMULIAworks

The Solidworks Blog

It’s the basis for everything we do: modeling, simulation, flow analysis, and renderings. When InFocus discovered that it needed more simulation power, it turned to SIMULIAworks, which leverages the robust SIMULIA® Abaqus solver on the 3D EXPERIENCE ® platform.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Display Simulation Results in the Graphics Area

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 now gives you the ability to display the results of a Simulation plot in the SOLIDWORKS graphics area. This is useful for demonstration purposes if the Simulation study has been simplified by excluding components. Viewing plots in the Simulation study itself will only show components being analyzed. Now you can show stress or displacement results within the active model view so all components are visible. Simulation Results Displayed.

Simulation in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

3D Perspectives

The following article is excerpted from SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION. This will need to be done through realistic simulations that take into account precise geometry and material properties, realistic representations of physical and natural processes, and rational predictions of experiences by people. ROLE OF SIMULATION. Also, realistic rendering can be used to help make depictions lifelike, adding to their value for clients.

Create a Photo-realistic Rendering in only 5 Minutes with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Javelin Tech Tips

Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation has recently released a new photo-realistic SOLIDWORKS rendering software called SOLIDWORKS Visualize, which utilizes NVIDIA Iray technology, progressively refining its image through constant feedback…. With only a few minutes to spare you remember that you downloaded this new CAD rendering software from SOLIDWORKS called “Visualize”. Apply Appearances to your model through Paint. Render it out. Step 1: Load your Model.

3D Printed Vascular Simulation Models Improve Training and Treatment

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Vascular Simulations Replicator can be used in an angiography suite, visualizing the custom silicone vasculature using contrast injections and fluoroscopy, similar to patient treatment. Download your complimentary copy of our new white paper on Enhancing Clinical Preparedness with 3D Printed Medical Training Models. We founded Vascular Simulations to achieve this goal with a novel physical simulator, the Replicator. How the Models are Created with 3D Printing.

Senses and Sensibility: Putting the Consumer at the Center of Simulation and Design

3D Perspectives

Computer modeling and simulation have risen to this challenge with powerful software, high-performance hardware, and ease-of-use tools that enable design engineers to create products and services that are more consumer-centric.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Visualize uses artificial intelligence to decipher and eliminate noise from your renders, giving you an instant 10x render speed boost! Integrated Physics Simulator (Professional only). Vehicle Driving Simulator (Professional only). Improved Model Tree Behavior.

List of the best 3D modeling software programs

3D Printing Hub

3D modeling is the representation of an object in software form. 3D modeling software is used in a variety of fields such as 3D printing, architecture, animation, gaming, and industrial design. A good 3D modeling software is very important in a graphic designer’s toolkit because it allows the designer to create rich and detail oriented illustrations for his/her client. SelfCAD : SelfCAD is another great 3D modeling software for beginners.

A Breakthrough in Better Anatomical Models


Preoperative planning and training often rely on anatomical models that deliver results as accurately and close to reality as possible. Traditional anatomical models made from foam or cadavers are expensive to obtain and not always an accurate representation of the patient’s anatomical part being studied. A strong solution for development of anatomical models is 3D printing. The model helped identify and overcome surgical challenges before the surgery even began.


The Solidworks Blog

Beyond CAD, SOLIDWORKS now offers products to help you with Electrical wiring and machinery (SOLIDWORKS Electrical and SOLIDWORKS Routing), high-end renderings and imagery (SOLIDWORKS Visualize), injection mold design and flow (SOLIDWORKS Plastics), data management (SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management), conceptual design (SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer and SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer), quality control (SOLIDWORKS Inspection), and paperless drawings (SOLIDWORKS MBD).

Free SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition Learning Resources

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based definition (MBD) is a process shift. Therefore, besides the SOLIDWORKS MBD product, you are also assisted at MySolidWorks with 12 free* SOLIDWORKS MBD product learning modules including videos, click simulations, quizzes and sample datasets. published an independent study on MBD value metrics: Testing the Digital Thread in Support of Model-Based Manufacturing and Inspection. 3D PDF samples and rendered models with 3D callouts to provide you some quick examples.

3D Design: Conceptual Design Benefits Startups

3D Innovations

More startups are embracing 3D rendering as a way to conceptualize prototypes before investing in physical production. What Is 3D Rendering? 3D rendering allows startups to model a product with minimal upfront costs, and share the visual concepts with other team members and potential investors early in the design process. The advancements in rendering software makes it possible to simulate product shading, light refraction, surface texture and much more.

SOLIDWORKS CAD: Top 10 Features: Part 2

The Solidworks Blog

Faster Calculations and Improved Accuracy for Simulation. Run faster calculations and better simulations that test out real-world behavior. Speed and Accuracy: Speed up analysis and improve accuracy by combining linear and quadratic elements in the same simulation study. Beam Models: Import temperatures to perform a stress analysis after running a thermal analysis on a model with beams. Have you installed SOLIDWORKS 2020 yet?

Vermeer Corporation Accelerates Large Machinery Development with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Today Vermeer manufactures over 100 product models. That’s why the company added SOLIDWORKS Simulation , product data management (PDM), and technical communication tools to streamline development. With SOLIDWORKS Composer software, the Technical Writing Group can more quickly and easily transform SOLIDWORKS design models into 3D renderings and exploded-view illustrations. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

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InFocus Energy Services uses SOLIDWORKS to design and test its industry-changing oilfield tools

Javelin Tech Tips

The grandest of business opportunities can begin with a single SOLIDWORKS model – a prototype that changes everything for a company, its customers, and an industry. They choose SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software and SOLIDWORKS Simulation (Professional and Premium), sold and supported by Canada’s own Javelin Technologies. It’s the basis for everything we do: modelling, simulation, flow analysis, renderings. SOLIDWORKS Simulation FEA CFD Training.

Altair Introduces a Disruptive New Licensing Model for the solidThinking Software Suite

Additive Manufacturing

solidThinking units are a market-first licensing model providing on-demand flexibility to access Altair’s entire simulation-driven design portfolio on the desktop and in the cloud.

SOLIDWORKS PCB Design and beyond for Industry 4.0

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Validation of any design is key, and with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation suite rest assured your PCB designs will exceed industry standards. Conduct thermal and flow simulation studies to monitor heat transfer and keep your devices running cool. Thermal analysis of the CPU with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation add-in. Bring your hardware designs to life with a fully rendered image of the PCB in it’s mechanical chassis using SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

The Top 10 New Features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

More powerful modeling tools. Faster, easier modeling with fewer picks and clicks. Renderings and Animations get a boost from Visualize. Dramatic improvement in rendering speed and improved workflow between modeling, rendering, and viewing. New “Visualize Boost”: Network rendering made simple for blazing fast render speeds. Parametrically mirror drawing views without the model. Expanded capabilities for Model Based Definition.

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SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur JURA Successfully Brings Innovative Anchor Apple AirPod Holder to Market

The Solidworks Blog

Once up and running, we were able to transform our 2D images into parametric 3D models. Utilizing SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling, we designed a one-piece carabiner, which used Titanium’s flexible properties to open and close. Then, applying the Simulation add-in, we were able to dial-in final dimensions to achieve an optimal amount of required force. We had an idea and a desire to bring that idea to life.

Landscape Forms Improves Productivity by Designing Outdoor Products with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS model of the 16th Street Mall lighting. The design illuminates the pedestrian walkway with light of comfortable intensity, in color that properly renders skin and clothing, and incorporates a “twinkle ring” of small lights encircling the pole that casts light sideways to illuminate the fronts of stores and restaurants. SOLIDWORKS model of the 16th Street Mall lighting.

From BIM to Marketing: PART 2 – Data preparation concepts

3D Perspectives

Last month’s introductory episode kicked off a new series for architecture and construction industry stakeholders where they could learn how to create high quality images, videos and even immersive experiences, based on the Building Information Modeling (BIM) data with the 3DEXCITE applications on the 3D EXPERIENCE® Platform. Whatever marketing asset you want to create, if your model is complex, your first step is optimizing it. with the model will be smoother.

Stratasys Groundbreaking Triple-Jetting 3D Printing Now Available for Larger Dental Labs: Increased Throughput + Ultra-Real Color Dental Models

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Stratasys has introduced the Objet500 Dental Selection 3D Printer for larger dental and orthodontic labs that require volume production of highly precise, life-like models. The new 3D printer brings high throughput to Stratasys’ special multi-color, multi-material dental modeling. Accurately Simulates Look and Feel of Teeth and Gums. Seven months ago, Stratasys transformed digital dentistry by enabling ultra-realistic dental models to be 3D printed in a single run.

SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Design and Manufacturing just got Easier, Faster and Smarter

The Solidworks Blog

New design possibilities through the use of mesh modeling. Create incredibly detailed textures on your 3D models in seconds by automatically converting 2D textures into 3D geometry. These 3D markups stay with the model, makingit easier to communicate issues directly in the CAD model.

Capture Some Enhancements! What’s Coming in SolidWorks 2016

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

Part Modeling Enhancements. Organic Modeling. Simulation Enhancements. You can now use the section tool in SolidWorks Simulation to view the interior of a meshed part. In SolidWorks 2016, you’ll be able to simulate the action of stressing a mode by prescribing some displacement, then releasing that displacement to see how the part behaves in relation to other parts in the assembly. MBD (Model Based Definition).

How 3D Printing Is Making Better Movie Monsters

3D Printing Review

But Luma Pictures, an animation studio responsible for some of the biggest blockbuster movie effects of the last decade, has come full circle and incorporated 3D printed analog modeling into its design process. We specialize in high-end visual effects, we do a lot of creature work, lots of digital double work as well, along with all the ancillary work where we have large 3D environments and simulations. Our render farm is all open source and is quite substantial.

Jumpstart Your Business with the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs Program

The Solidworks Blog

It motivated them to do renderings, build prototypes, and more. Our current plan is to build a fully functioning quarter-size scale model that can do what the full-size vehicle can do in the competition. After the scale model is completed—hopefully, we’ll have it flying within a month or so—we will fine-tune the controls, iterate the design, and get everything ready to build the full size.”. Figure 1: Velocity Cut Plot from SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.

CATI Tech Notes: SolidWorks Task Scheduler - Part 4

CATI Tech Notes

Modeling. Simulation. In this blog article, we will cover the last four sections: Render and Animation, Convert Workgroup PDM Files, Print Workgroup PDM Files, and Export Workgroup PDM Files.   Render and Animation. Render and Animation manages rendering and animation tasks. In the SolidWorks Task Scheduler dialog box, if you click on Render and Animation , the Help topic pops up. Scheduling PhotoView Renderings. CATI Tech Notes.

More Than 15 Reasons to Attend SOLIDWORKS World 2016 #SWW2016

CATI Tech Notes

If you are not familiar with SOLIDWORKS World it is SOLIDWORKS annual 3 day conference that you can join more than 5,000 of your peers and select from more than 200 breakout sessions on topics ranging from design automation and electrical design to simulation and product data management. Session Description: This session is a hands-on test drive that will cover view creation within Composer™ using SOLIDWORKS-native models of a Lego® blocks truck.

Engineered with SOLIDWORKS for SOLIDWORKS Users

The Solidworks Blog

No one know understands this better than BOXX Technologies’ engineering team, the elite professionals who rely on the CAD application to design custom chassis for all of our APEXX workstations and one-of-a-kind renderBOXX and renderPRO dedicated rendering systems. We resolve your productivity bottlenecks and accelerate your workflow with hardware solutions optimized to reduce wait time in SOLIDWORKS 3D Design and Simulation software. GPU Rendering With SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Manager Showcase: What’s New in eDrawings

The Solidworks Blog

This means that users on touch-enabled screens can manipulate the model view and sectioning plane with ease, rendering this an even more effective tool for presentations and collaborations – making it an overall a great way to show off what your designs. Other general simulation enhancements have also been made including improvements to display performance and the ability to show fixture and pressure arrows for added clarity to your simulation results.

Why you should use the SOLIDWORKS Defeature Tool

Javelin Tech Tips

Creating a digital twin of your real-life assembly can provide a lot of benefits; including accurate bills of materials, machining instructions, true-to-life simulation results, or stunning renders out of SOLIDWORKS Visualize. As great as fully featured models and assemblies are, in some scenarios a defeatured version has benefits of it’s own: The performance of large assembly with hundreds of iterations of the same bolt can be greatly improved by removing the threads of that bolt.

‘My Design’ webinar: how a typical furniture company turns ideas into reality?

3D Perspectives

Sketching combined with the intuitive act of painting demonstrates the power of realistic 3D modeling. To ‘sell’ his ideas, the industrial designer is now using CATIA to present and promote projects with a high-end visualization and rendering solution. Simulation and Validation. Integrating simulation in the design workflow improves quality and reduces the cost linked to physical testing. Do you want to develop innovative and successful products?

Discover the new Area Light capability in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018

Javelin Tech Tips

What if I told you you could simply pick a point on your components, select a type of light and BOOM you have an ultra realistic reflection on your part ready to be rendered. Here’s how the new SOLIDWORKS Visualize Area Light works: You can create light sources simulated as rectangles, discs, spheres, and cylinders.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Introduces NVIDIA RTX Acceleration With up to 50% Faster Performance

The Solidworks Blog

That’s a remarkable increase in render performance. To put this in perspective, an HD-sized image that took five minutes to render will now complete in 2-3 minutes. The following scenes render 30 percent faster with full RTX acceleration in Visualize 2020: Figure 1- NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 : HD-size : 1000 Passes : 60 seconds (~35% faster than 2019 sp04). Check out the image of this storm trooper helmet after just a single rendering pass on an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

Stratasys Groundbreaking Mult-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printing Now Available for Larger Dental Labs Who Need Increased Throughput, Productivity

Additive Manufacturing

Larger platform Objet500 Dental Selection offers increased throughput and productivity, with t riple-jetting capability to enable life-like color models and multiple applications to be 3D printed in a single run. Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, introduces the Objet500 Dental Selection 3D Printer for larger dental and orthodontic labs that require volume production of highly precise, life-like models.

Five Ways a 3D Printer will Save Time and Money in Your Product Development Process

Javelin Tech Tips

Bring higher quality modeling in-house at your team’s elbow, and straight into the product development process. Quality model shops have a long queue and large price tag, traditional modeling by hand is laborious and time consuming, and outsourcing comes with a laundry list of communication headaches, IP theft concerns, and extra costs. Cut modeling time and cost. Bringing full colour, multi-material 3D printing in-house means faster models created more efficiently.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Mate Controller – #SW2016

CATI Tech Notes

If you have Photoview360 loaded, you can render them as well. Or run a motion simulation, using motors, to extract kinematic data. SolidWorks Support Modeling SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks SOLIDWORKS What's NewMate Controller is a NEW feature in SOLIDWORKS 2016. Before SOLIDWOWRKS 2016, the mate controller is here to help you take control of your assemblies which may have many degrees of freedom.

What is the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

The Solidworks Blog

Engineers and designers especially face this challenge, having to model and revise products, simulate and validate designs, generate drawings and renderings, and communicate all these changes to teammates, suppliers, and customers. If you’re a SOLIDWORKS desktop user, you can automatically push updates of your models to the platform instead of switching to email, product data management software, or other messaging tools to ensure your changes don’t get lost.

ORNL – Early Research on Existing Drug Compounds via Supercomputing Could Combat Coronavirus

Additive Manufacturing

The two researchers performed simulations on Summit of more than 8,000 compounds to screen for those that are most likely to bind to the main “spike” protein of the coronavirus, rendering it unable to infect host cells. Team member and UT/ORNL CMB postdoctoral researcher Micholas Smith built a model of the coronavirus’ spike protein, also called the S-protein, based on early studies of the structure. By Sara Shoemaker | ORNL Science Writer |

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How to Modernize your Industrial Design with a Stratasys J55 3D Printer

Javelin Tech Tips

Product and Industrial design has been modernized in the last few years with the introduction of professional 3D printers that are designed specifically for designers to quickly and easily produce concept models for fit, form, function, and aesthetics testing of their industrial design. Using a 2D rendering on paper or a screenshot to convey an idea doesn’t communicate the full scope of design intent and requires an unrealistic imaginative leap. Cut modeling time.

PlantWorks is a complete 3D Plant Design & Visualization Solution for SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

Works with lightweight models. Simulate a plant ‘walk-through’ with SOLIDWORKS MotionManager. Create realistic renderings of your plant design with PhotoView 360. When completed, you can then simulate a plant ‘walk through’ with SOLIDWORKS MotionManager.