Creating Renderings

You can generate high quality, realistic renderings, but it can take time depending on your hardware, project complexity, and resolution of renders.

To create renderings:

  1. Click Output Tools > Render .
  2. In the dialog box, on the Render tab:
    1. In the Smart Control Bar, select a render profile from the drop-down list or create a custom profile.
    2. Set options.
    3. Do one of the following:
      • Click Start Render to begin the rendering process.
        If you have enabled Show Progress, the Render viewport opens to let you see the rendering progress.

        If Show Progress is not enabled, a screen message tells you that you can improve rendering performance by closing SOLIDWORKS Visualize and letting the rendering proceed offline.

      • Select Send to Queue in the rendering options and click Send to Queue to add the current rendering to the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Queue so you can render it later.
        Available only in SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional.
      • Click Close to save the current position and composition for later reference.
      When finished, the rendering is saved in the Images library.