From Part, to Art:
Effectively Communicate Your Designs

Welcome to Technical Communications Week!

SOLIDWORKS suite of Technical Communications tools are powerful and easy-to-use. Do you know how to maximize them? Whether you're new or already dabble in them, join us for Technical Communications Week.

February 22nd  -  25th

Transform your technical documentation and marketing collateral with 3D manufacturing information, photo-realistic graphics, illustrations, and interactive 3D content. Impactful content and animation can make all the difference. Visualize and Composer allow you to communicate designs post- or pre- manufacturing, while MBD and Inspection support communicating designs during the manufacturing process.

Event Schedule

Applying Decals in Visualize - Intermediate

Learn to create and apply decals in SOLIDWORKS Visualize, exploring mapping and other options to apply art to your models. We’ll explore settings like blend texture and alpha, as well as an application or two for decals you may not have thought of. After all, decals aren’t about making “stickers;” they showcase your brand to consumers!

Date: Monday, February 22
Time: 10:00 AM CST
Duration: 1 hour

Painless Quality Control with SOLIDWORKS Inspection

Join us for an introductory webinar to learn how SOLIDWORKS Inspection can save you time and reduce errors in your Quality Department. With SOLIDWORKS Inspection, you can automatically balloon entire projects in minutes, easily manage changes and revisions, export to Excel reports, and more!

Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 2:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour

Learn the Basics of Rendering with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

In this session we will cover the basics of rendering, including material appearances, 'camera' settings, and choosing appropriate lighting. We will also talk about the differences between SOLIDWORKS Visualize Premium and SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard which are included with any SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium license.

Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 10:00 AM CST
Duration: 1 hour

Learn how you can use SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) to communicate Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) in today's digital world. Communicate more coherently than ever before with views that aren't locked to the page. Learn about live rotation, sectioning, markup, and measuring, all from Model-Based Drawings.

Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 10:00 AM CST
Duration: 1 hour

Creating Animations in SOLIDWORKS Composer

Learn how to use SOLIDWORKS Composer to create animations of SOLIDWORKS models. We’ll learn how to work with the timeline and keys to move objects and change appearances to create dynamic animations for instructional and marketing purposes.

Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 10:00 AM CST
Duration: 1 hour

Turn Data into Dynamic Graphics with SOLIDWORKS Composer

Do you create technical publications, assembly instructions, or operations manuals? SOLIDWORKS Composer is an easy-to-use tool that will help you create powerful and dynamic content for your publications. Together we will learn how SOLIDWORKS Composer easily creates that content, and how to quickly make changes when updates are needed, without having to start over.

Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 2:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour

SOLIDWORKS Composer

Repurpose your 3D engineering models for creating graphical content to explain processes and procedures in technical communications, such as manufacturing assembly instructions, product manuals, installation instructions, service manuals, training guides, marketing brochures, and sales bidding kits.

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize

SOLIDWORKS Visualize allows you to leverage your 3D CAD data to create photo-quality content in the fastest and easiest way you can–from images to animations, interactive web content, and immersive Virtual Reality. Bring your products to life. SOLIDWORKS Visualize is the “camera” for your CAD data!
 
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium on active Subscription.
 

SOLIDWORKS Inspection

The SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in automates the ballooning of engineering drawings and 3D files with Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI). Minimizing the time needed to record inspection measurements, SOLIDWORKS Inspection streamlines the creation of industry-standard inspection reports.
 

SOLIDWORKS MBD

SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) lets you define and organize 3D dimensions, tolerances, datums, notes, Bills of Material (BOMs), and other annotations; customize publishing templates for manufacturing, such as Part or Assembly Specifications, Request for Quote (RFQ), and Incoming Inspection Reports. You can also publish to widely accepted formats, such as eDrawings, STEP 242, and 3D PDF for clear 3D communications.
 

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Is It Real or Is It SOLIDWORKS Visualize?

Using SOLIDWORKS Visualize, turn your 3D CAD data into photo-quality images, animations, and interactive 3D content that bring your products to life. The proof is in the render!