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SolidWorks World 2013: My Take

SolidWorks World 2013 finished up about a month ago.  It doesn’t seem possible that much time has passed but my schedule has been so crazy it’s hard to keep track of time in general.  Since I’m posting so late I’m not sure it’s worth reporting all the details everyone else already has so I thought…

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SolidWorks World 2013 PhotoView 360: Instant Images

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SolidWorks World 2013 PhotoView 360: What’s New

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SolidWorks World 2013

SolidWorks World 2013 is only a few days and I’m looking forward to attending this year for a bunch of reasons. We will of course see a preview of SolidWorks 2014.  I’m not sure what will be added in 2014 but the SolidWorks 2013 release was very solid and well accepted in the user community.…

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Let’s Talk Surfacing

I normally stick to rendering topics on this blog but today I’d like to talk surfacing.  More specifically, complex organic shape creation.  I’ve been a SolidWorks user since release ’99 which means I’ve been using the product for about 14 years.  Over that period of time complex shape creation in SolidWorks hasn’t really come a…

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PhotoView 360 2013: Network Rendering

Network rendering is one of my top three enhancements for PhotoView 360 2013.  It will definitely save people time when processing final renders or fully rendered animations. Have a look at the video to find out more. [videoembed type=”vimeo” align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ height=”281″ url=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/50563330″ id=”0″]  

PhotoView 360 2013: Appearance Target & Filter

The application of appearances has been made easier with enhancements to the appearance target and the addition of the appearance filter.  Check the video. [videoembed type=”vimeo” align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ height=”281″ url=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/50161305″ id=”0″]

PhotoView 360 2013: Modo Materials

PhotoView 360 users now have the ability to use Modo materials as appearances!  The video takes you through the process step by step. [videoembed type=”vimeo” align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ height=”281″ url=”http://vimeo.com/49467686″ id=”0″]  

PhotoView 360 2013: Appearance Copy/Paste

Copy/paste has returned for SolidWorks and PhotoView 360 in 2013.  It’s nice to have it back.  The video also shows a nice little tip/trick to consolidate appearances so make sure you watch in it’s entirety. [videoembed type=”vimeo” align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ height=”281″ url=”http://vimeo.com/49249895″ id=”0″]

PhotoView 360 2013: Appearance Rounded Edge

A great enhancement to PhotoView 360 2013 is the “Rounded Edge” option found in the appearance property manager.  This will not only save you a lot of time but also enhance your images.  Watch the video to find out more. [videoembed type=”vimeo” align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ height=”281″ url=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/49136358″ id=”0″]

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