SOLIDWORKS Visualize and SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost

SOLIDWORKS® Visualize (formerly known as Bunkspeed) provides a suite of standalone software tools that combine advanced rendering capabilities with visual design-oriented features and workflows, so you can create highly realistic images of 3D CAD models.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize products are available in two packages:
  • Standard
  • Professional

For a list of the current features in each package of the SOLIDWORKS Visualize software, see the matrix on the SOLIDWORKS products web site at

A complimentary seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is included with each SOLIDWORKS 2017 Professional and Premium license on active subscription. To activate the complimentary seat, you need an additional serial number, which you can find by logging into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal and clicking My Products. You can no longer use your SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium serial number to activate your complimentary seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize also supports SolidNetWork Licensing (SNL) license types such as floating, as well as offline activation.

Using the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager (SLDIM), you install SOLIDWORKS Visualize as part of the Individual installation. You can install it as a standalone application, which is an advantage if you want to use separate computers for modeling and rendering. It does not consume a SOLIDWORKS license.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost is a service that allows you to distribute rendering from a computer running SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional to one or more computers on a network. You can perform other tasks on your computer while the rendering is being carried out, and the final rendered images are available sooner. Images can be rendered on a single computer, or on a cluster of several computers running Visualize Boost.

A complimentary seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost is included with each seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional 2017 on active subscription.
Visualize Boost is a product add-on for Visualize Professional only. Visualize Boost does not work with Visualize Standard.

You should install Visualize Boost on a computer separate from the one that is running SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional. You can also install Visualize Boost as part of the Individual installation in the SLDIM.