Rendered exploded views and animations are some of my most requested projects. Depending on the complexity of the model, exploded views can be time consuming to set up. Exploded view creation enhancements found in SolidWorks 2015 can make exploded view setup easier and faster. The faster I can setup the exploded view the faster I can start rendering and animation. That’s when the real fun begins.
SolidWorks 2015 has added new functionality named “selection sets”. Selection sets allow a user to group a collection of items (faces, edges, features, sketches, etc.) into one selection that can be recalled at any time. It’s a very nice tool for model creation and it also has some advantages in PhotoView 360. Watch the video to learn more.
SolidWorks 2015 was released on September, 9th. I don’t believe the DVD’s have shipped yet but customers on subscription can download SP 0.0 at the customer portal. I just installed SolidWorks 2015 SP0.0 myself a few days ago and thought I’d share some new functionality videos with you. This first video covers “render region” and its really the only new feature in SolidWorks 2015 specific to PhotoView 360.
I’ll be traveling to the Dassault offices in Waltham,MA on September 4th for the SOLIDWORKS 2015 press roll out. I have been using the 2015 beta release for a couple of months now so some of the things shown at the roll out I will have already seen and used and others will be completely new. The official public release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is September 9th. Until that date SOLIDWORKS is releasing some “sneek peek” blog posts showing some of the new or enhanced functionality found in the 2015 release. I’ve assembled them here for your viewing pleasure. You can find more at the SOLIDWORKS blog. Don’t forget to check out the SOLIDWORKS 2015 launch page when it goes live September 9th.
I’ve posted my presentations from SolidWorks World 2014 on the downloads page. You can go there to grab the files or click the links in this post to take you there.
PhotoView 360 2014: What’s New. This session will cover all the new functionality found in PhotoView 360 2014. It will actually go a bit further and also cover a few things found in SolidWorks (not PhotoView) that can/will help with creating images from the SolidWorks graphics window. For this session I’ll be teaming up with Ron Bates. Ron is the former manager of graphical applications at DS SolidWorks. At this moment in time there is no other person with as much knowledge about PhotoView than Ron.
Rendering and Animation Tips and Tricks. This session will cover tips to achieve better renderings and animations. It’s a 60 minute session so we’ll have time to cover 5 tips for each subject. Tips will range from the very basic to the more complex and there should be something in there for everyone at all skill levels. This session isn’t meant to walk you through how to create renderings and animations. It’s meant to focus on specific areas where users may run into difficulty and show tips or techniques to work through the issue. As examples. One rendering tip covers how to create a custom appearance to match a very specific color and pattern. One animation tip covers how to perfectly create a fade from hide/show or color change components.
As an added bonus you can also find two presentations from Marlon Banta, manager, simulation product definition covering Motion Manager.