Photo-Realistic Rendering and Animation Software


SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a photo-realistic rendering tool that utilizes your CAD data to create magazine quality images or commercial quality animations. Make your images pop with real-time ray tracing, AI Denoiser, and I-Ray technology from Nvidia powered GPU’s or AMD ProRender. Visualize can leverage CUDA core technology from Nvidia or render cores from AMD ProRender to render your images in no time! Need more power? No problem, add additional GPU’s to your existing hardware or set up a cluster for everyone to share.

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard vs Professional

Visualize has two different packages: Standard and Professional. The great news is that if you purchase SOLIDWORKS CAD Professional or Premium and you are on maintenance, then you have Visualize Standard already! Get your renders started by following the introductory training videos in the GoEngineer Resource Center.

Visualize Professional adds an array of features including animations, custom lighting, VR, 360 Interactive, and much more. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional provides the highest level of detail and optimized render times.

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Visualize Standard render of gold and silver rings in SOLIDWORKS Professional

Photo Realistic

Generate awesome imagery using your CAD data with the power of SOLIDWORKS Visualize and Nvidia GPU's. Visualize can monitor your CAD data and update as CAD revisions are approved. Rendering your project can be done in no time providing stunning imagery for your company, brand, and website.



Tell a complete story using SOLIDWORKS Visualize and create dynamic animations.  Like never before, render complete animations of your CAD data and provide a story from start to finish start for your products, customers, and potential investors.


Visualize Professional Light Feature available in SOLIDWORKS


Visualize Professional offers custom lighting specifically for those artists that are looking to enhance fine details! With an excellent user interface, even a novice can add lights for great feature detail and photo-realistic results.



Setting up a time elapse for your products with a Sun Study is a captivating animation and sure to grab a consumer's attention. It's a short setup and is quick to the point, view your product from sunrise to sunset.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Render Que Feature


Tired of waiting for paint to dry or a render to finish? Line them up in the Visualize Render Queue. Add images to render on the fly during your creative process. The Queue Render makes it easy to break out your creative eye and publish multiple images to render when it’s convenient for you.



There is nothing more immersive than virtually spinning an image of your product in 360, or viewing it through a VR headset. SOLIDWORKS Visualize gives you this capability to produce virtual images and animations of your CAD designs.


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Visualize Standard offers great functionality for painting CAD files with monitor file capabilities (CAD update) for SOLIDWORKS built in. You can create images, apply decals, grab snapshots, apply various textures including bump, alpha, color and specular, texture blending, and Pantone color snag. Various scenes are available to illuminate your project with full background customization and tools for 2D image creation. Visualize Standard is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium. It is a separate install, so this tool can be shared within the engineering department or with team members in marketing or web departments. Visualize Standard is also available for purchase as a standalone license, which can later be upgraded to Professional.

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Visualize Professional is the top tier rendering product from SOLIDWORKS. Professional unlocks Animations, Virtual Reality, 360 Interactive, Sun Study, Custom Lighting, Boost/Power Boost, Render Queue, and more! Create 10 times the amount of content with the Render Queue alone! Expand your creativity and generate content that’s sure to catch the eye of your customer as well as the competition. Whether you’re showcasing a new prototype, sourcing VC funding, or offering a new product line, SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional is a must for your organization. Be the first in your industry to showcase gorgeous 360 / VR images and animations directly on your website. Don’t put this off any longer; Visualize your future!

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Accelerated Rendering
Hybrid Render Mode
Physically-Based Raytracing
Intuitive User Interface
CAD and Graphic File Support
CAD Live-Update
Surface/Part Splitter
Interactive Depth of Field
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Denoiser
Advanced Material Support with NVIDIA MDL and PBR
Decals (Interactive Stickers)
Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
Automatic Data Recovery
XR Exporter for AR/VR Experiences
Support for High-Resolution Displays (4K Monitors and Beyond)
Import SOLIDWORKS Animations and Motion Studies
Full Animation Suite
Animation Ribbon
Visualize Boost Support
PowerBoost Real-Time Network Rendering
Browser-Based Interactive Image and Panoramic Outputs
Customizable Photographic Camera Filters
Integrated Render Queue
New Area Lights and Light Placement
Create VR Content
Integrated Physics Engine
Vehicle Driving Simulator
Video Decals
IES Light Profiles


Nvidia GPU’s that support CUDA Core technology & AMD GPU’s. This includes workstation and non-workstation (gaming) graphics cards. While gaming cards are not tested by SOLIDWORKS and not officially supported, they offer the best cost to performance ratio. We would recommend using workstation GPU’s with SOLIDWORKS CAD and Visualize parallel installs.

Yes. If you already have networked licenses of SOLIDWORKS CAD then you can add Visualize to that same network for no additional cost. If you do not already have the SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager then you can make a one time purchase for $2,000 and network as many seats as you like.

Boost allows you to upload a project through the render queue to a secondary computer allowing you to continue your daily activities on your personal computer while the boost machine does all the work.

Power Boost allows a Visualize content creator to steal the GPU power from another machine(s) on the network. This is a great feature from an IT standpoint; instead of upgrading 10 GPU’s for 10 different content creators, install ~4 GPU’s on a network machine (render box) for multiple users to share.

Windows 10, 8GB Ram, 2.5GHZ Processor or faster, Nvidia Cuda Core enabled GPU (M series, P series, GTX 1000 series, RTX 2000 series) suggest a P4000 or Better (Workstation) suggest GTX 1070 / RTX 2070 or better (gaming). GPU Cuda Core power is additive, however, VRAM is not; when installing two identical GPU’s in a single system, add Cuda Cores but the VRAM remains the same. The more Cuda Cores you have the faster the rendering process. When shopping for Video Cards be sure to select one with more than 3GB of VRAM to enable the AI Denoiser tool.

Option 1: Call Tech Support at 888-559-6167, for assistance in 5 minutes or less.

Option 2: Log into your Customer Portal account, expand My Support menu, go to My Products, and select the Visualize serial number (Get License) from the My SOLIDWORKS Products listing. Watch a video tutorial here.

Visualize is a standalone application and does not require a parallel SOLIDWORKS CAD install. If Visualize and SOLIDWORKS are installed on the same machine, you will be able to activate the Visualize add-in within the SOLIDWORKS user interface.
Unfortunately, the only way to upgrade a Visualize Standard License is to have purchased Standard on its own; the free version cannot be upgraded.
Yes!  With the pro-render option, you can leverage any AMD GPU.


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