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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=”″ 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=”″ 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=”″ id=”0″]

E-drawings Pro for ipad

Earlier this year SolidWorks released e-drawings for ipad.  A $1.99 app that allows users to view and interact with  SolidWorks files on their mobile ipad device.  While it was a welcome app,  SolidWorks was a little late to the party and the feature list was a bit short.  Today,  SolidWorks releases e-drawings Pro for ipad.  A $9.99…

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E-drawings for i-pad!

E-drawings for the i-pad was released on May 1st.  It’s great to have it here but honestly I think it’s about 2 years late.  Why did it take so long?  e-drawings hasn’t changed really over the last 10 years and I’ve been running the e-drawings app on the i-pad 1 so from a technical standpoint…

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SolidWorks, 3D Printing and Baseball

SolidWorks, 3D Printing and baseball, sounds like an odd combination.  SolidWorks and 3D printing work hand in hand together but baseball throughs  a wrench into the title. On a recent project however they did all fit together, quite nicely actually. It all started at SolidWorks World.  I was approached by Objet to create a solid…

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modo for SolidWorks Kit is Live!

The modo for SolidWorks Kit has been announced at the Luxology website.  The modo for SolidWorks Kit has been over a year in the making and is born from a collaboration between Luxology, modo and SolidWorks users.  If you’re a SolidWorks/PhotoView 360 user who wants/needs to enhance your visualization capabilities for both rendering and animation…

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T-Splines for SolidWorks!

While cruising the modo forums I stumbled on a post that caught my eye.  It was titled “T-Splines for SolidWorks” and it had one word inside, “NICE“.  I couldn’t help but think how much I agreed with that one simple word. Having been exposed to subdivision surface (SDS) modeling in modo I’ve been amazed at how easy…

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NVIDIA Would Like Your Feedback

If you’re a SolidWorks user and graphics card performance is important to you have a look at the new survey from NVIDIA.  It only takes about 5 minutes to complete and once finshed you’ll be entered for a chance to win a new Fermi architecture based Quadro card.  You’ll also have the opportunity to join…

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SolidWorks 2011 Beta Is Live!

The SolidWorks 2011 Beta contest  is underway!  This year the beta contest has a number of smaller contest running inside the larger overall contest.  One that I like is the specific PhotoView 360 2011 contest.    The PV360 contest gives you a chance to win some great cash prizes while creating renderings.  Did SolidWorks give PhotoView…

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