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SOLIDWORKS VISUALIZE SOFTWARE PACKAGES 
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    Features VISUALIZE
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    RENDERING    
    Hardware agnostic, unbiased, interactive wysiwyg pathtracing using NVIDIA iray (Accurate Mode)  X X
    Hardware agnostic, biased, interactive wysiwyg raytracing using NVIDIA iray (Fast Mode)    X X
    Hardware agnostic, high quality, interactive wysiwyg rasterizer (Preview Mode)  X X
    Supported techniques such as global illumination, ambient occlusion, screenspace shadows, IBL, color bleeding, dispersive caustics, unlimited raybounces, refraction, rough reflections and more.   X X
    Automatic "Blending" between rendering modes 
X X
    HDRI lighting  X X
    Light emission from geometry  X X
    Ground reflectivity and roughness  X X
    Visualize Boost network rendering (offline) One seat included with Visualize Professional X  
    Visualize PowerBoost streaming raytracing live to Viewport (realtime)    X  
    Rasterized baked lighting     X  
   

Rasterized accumulation

X  
    INPUT    
    SOLIDWORKS (SLDPRT/SDLASM) X X
    Autodesk Alias (WIRE)
X X
   

3D PDF 

X X
   

3DXML 

X X
   

ACIS (SAT)

X X
   

IGES

X X
    STEP X X
    STL X X
    Collada (DEA)
X X
   

PTC Creo / Pro / E / NX (PRT, ASM) 

X X
    Autodesk FBX Scene (FBX) X X
    Animated Autodesk FBX Scene (FBX)
X  
    Autodesk 3D Studio Max (3DS)  X X
    Rhino (3DM) X X
    Wavefront (OBJ) X X
    SketchUp (SKP) X X
    Maya (MB)
X X
    SolidEdge (ASM, PAR, PSM)
X X
    Autodesk (DWG/DXF)
X X
    Inventor (IPT/IAM)
X X
    CATIA V4 (MODEL, EXP, SESSION)
X X
    CATIA V5/V6 (CATpart, CATproduct, CGR)  X X
    ICEM
X X
    Universal 3D (U3D)
X X
    Parasolids X X
    JT X X
    NX X X
    VDA-FS X X
    Live Update from CAD
X X
    OUTPUT    
    Unlimited resolution offline rendering 
X X
    Alpha Channel  X X
    Early image save 
X X
    Threaded offline renderings   X X
    JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, HDR and PSD output X X
    Built in image viewer tab
X X
    Render Profiles 
X X
    Preview (raster) output X X
    Render all Cameras  X X
    Render all Configurations  X  
    Render Passes   X  
    Turntable rendering  X  
    Automatic movie (.mp4, .mkv, .flv) output X  
    Browser based VR output X  
    Browser based Panoramic output  X  
    SCENE PREPARATION      
    CAD Live-Update  X X
    Auto-Paint
X X 
    Direct manipulation of parts 
X X
    Surface / Part Splitter  X X 
    Cut Planes of objects (multiple) X X 
    Control object opacity per part/model/group X X
    Group and reorganize parts in the tree view 
X X 
    Model/Part reset and freeze 
X X 
    Automatic pivot point snapping  X X 
    Formation tool  X  
    Part re-tessellation X  
    Multiple model sets  X  
    Simple vehicle wheel building  X   
     ANIMATION     
    Import SOLIDWORKS CAD Motion Studies (Geometry, Camera, Appearance)   X   
    Proprietary "3D graph editor" Ribbon X   
    Turntable Animations X   
    Sun Study Animations X   
    Keyframe animation of Models, Groups and Parts   X   
    Keyframe animation of Materials X   
    Keyframe animation of Cameras   X   
    Keyframe animation of Environments X   
    Keyframe animation of Lights  X   
    Keyframe animation of Cut Planes  X   
    Realtime turntable  X   
     MATERIALS    
    Scientifically accurate preset and adjustable materials   X X 
    Supported techniques such as fresnel reflections, absorbtion, transmittance, anistropy (mappable) emission.   X X
    Color/texture, opacity, specular, anisotropic, bump and normal mapping  X X 
    Advanced materials: Subsurface, Thin Film, Backscatter    X  X
    Flexible local or cloud bsed asset storage   X  X 
    Sharable material definition files (.svap)   X X 
    Drag and drop materials/textures from desktop or any folder   X  X 
    Unique in and out of app color picker/dropper    X  X 
    Save favorite colors  X  X 
    Texturable and paintable decals  X  X 
    Layered decals  X  X 
    Decal projection X X 
    Controllable decal depth X X
    Multple part decals  X X 
    LIGHTING    
    Lighting, shadow and reflection casting from HDRI  X X
    High Dynamic Range Image (HDRI) interation and control  X X 
    HDR Light Studio compatible X X 
    Prop creation for additional light sources  X X 
    Time of day (Sun and Sky) lighting model X  
    Photometric lights (Point, Spot and Directional) X  
    Raster object reflections (Preview Mode) X  
    Raster culling (Preview Mode) X  
    CAMERA OPTICS     
    F-Stop, Focal length, Field of view and Perspective settings  X X
    Exchangeable camera files (.svcm) X X
    Interactive depth of field with focal point selection  X X 
    Multiple cameras with individual aspect ratio and settings X X 
    Orthographic camera  X X 
    Walk-around camera  X X 
    Rule of thirds overlay X X 
    Preset photographic camera filters  X X 
    Real world camera positioning X X 
    Real-time customizable photographic camera filters  X  
    Follow and aim cameras and objects  X  
    Motion blur X  
    Region rendering X  
    FBX camera export X  
    PRODUCTIVITY    
    Highly optimized parallel architechture X  X
    Hybrid Based CPU and GPU rendering X  X 
    Near Linear performance scaling with added CPU's and GPU's  X  X 
    3D Connexion device support X  X 
    Context sensitive Help Menu   X  X 
    SOLIDWORKS Visualize cloud community connection  X  X
    Visualize Boost network rendering (offline) One seat included with Visualize Professional  X   
    Queue rendering manager  X   
    Configurations X   
    Multiple viewports (Dual, Quad and Orthographic) X   
    Presentation Mode with customizable Toolbar  X