SOLIDWORKS Visualize Application Options

Two desktop versions of SOLIDWORKS Visualize products are available - SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard and SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional. The two products have different capabilities for rendering, input, output, scene preparation, animation, materials, lighting, camera optics, and productivity.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard provides the fastest and easiest way to photo-quality images for anyone who needs "photos" of their 3D data.

You no longer compromise the quality of design presentations and marketing collateral by relying on screen captures or costly photographs of physical prototypes to show the latest design of your new product. You can quickly and easily provide marketing with photo-quality images as soon as your design is ready.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional includes an extensive toolset that allows you to easily create images, animations, and interactive content.

You can tell a deeper story with CAD data by generating photo-quality imagery, interactive animations, and 360-degree spins to effectively communicate the most complex design details. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional includes all the great features of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard, plus advanced features like animations, real-time Presentation Mode, and camera filters.

For a list of the current features in each version of the SOLIDWORKS Visualize software, go to and scroll down and click Compare features.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost

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.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Add-in

The SOLIDWORKS Visualize add-in, which is available in all versions of SOLIDWORKS, lets you export SOLIDWORKS features directly to SOLIDWORKS Visualize. You can export SOLIDWORKS geometry, appearances, HDR lighting, and decals. With SOLIDWORKS Professional, you can also export Motion Studies.

Working with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a business experience platform that provides transparent data and lifecycle management. You can search, save, manage, and share files in collaborative spaces on the platform.

Two SOLIDWORKS Visualize product offerings are available to provide access to all the 3DEXPERIENCE services and apps that you are entitled to use based on your role:
  • Render with SOLIDWORKS Visualize
  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize Connected
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost and the SOLIDWORKS Visualize add-in are not available in Render with SOLIDWORKS Visualize or SOLIDWORKS Visualize Connected.

For more information, see Working with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.