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Rendering with SOLIDWORKS VR: How to Create Immersive Content

Wednesday October 4, 2023 at 8:00am

The world is becoming a more immersive and interactive place, whether we are looking at sales interactions, training, or manufacturing - the method that we experience our products is changing.

Clients and colleagues want to interact and interrogate designs in new and ever evolving methods.

HOW TO CREATE IMMERSIVE DESIGNS

  1. Unlock the potential of VR
  2. Enhance spatial understanding
  3. Elevate E-commerce
  4. Consider the accessibility of your design communication
 

SOLIDWORKS Visualize bridges the gap between imagination and reality through VR, offering a more immersive and intuitive way to visualise your designs.

It allows you to step into your creations, quite literally.

Unlocking the Potential of Virtual Reality

Traditionally, design professionals have relied on 2D drawings and computer-aided design (CAD) software to bring their ideas to life. While these tools are indispensable, they can’t immediately create an immersive environment.

Here are the main considerations for creating immersive and interactive content with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional or Visualize Connected:

ENHANCE SPATIAL UNDERSTANDING

SOLIDWORKS Visualize provides an unprecedented spatial understanding of your designs.

You can assess the ergonomics, scale, and aesthetics in a realistic 3D environment, which is invaluable in fields like architecture, point of sale, and industrial design.

When paired with powerful ergonomics simulation software, you can’t go wrong.

ELEVATE E-COMMERCE

The e-commerce landscape is evolving rapidly and the battle for real estate grows more intense by the day.

By integrating VR into your online store or website, you can offer customers an immersive product experience.

Your customers can inspect a product before making a purchase, as if they were holding it in their hands.

IS VR ACCESSIBLE?

When designing a product, it’s important to consider the accessibility of your communication, whether that’s with a supplier, customer, or end-user.

One common misconception about VR is that it's an exclusive technology accessible only to those with expensive headsets.

However with smartphone integration, you don't need a high-end headset to explore the worlds of VR.

Your smartphone can serve as a window into this virtual world as apps like YouTube support 360-degree videos, and your phone's built-in sensors enable you to interact with the VR environment.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize extends beyond virtual reality into augmented reality (AR) too.

Industry-standard AR file types like GLB and GLTF can be used to display 3D models on websites or desktops. This allows customers to interact with your products as if they were physically present.

TOP TIP – For extra accessibility, consider adding an interactive design configurator to your website with DriveWorks!

The way we interact with designs is changing, and keeping customers engaged is key, so we have to navigate a noisier marketplace while attention spans are ever shortening.

Whether you're a designer looking to enhance your creative process, an e-commerce business seeking to provide a unique shopping experience, or showing people how to find you, SOLIDWORKS Visualize has the capabilities to provide photorealistic results that will capture customers.

Take the Next Steps...

To learn more about SOLIDWORKS Visualize and how you can create stunning realistic product renders, why not book on to one of our CPD-accredited training courses?

Whether you’re a beginner or already intimately familiar with CAD, our friendly and expert trainers are ready to help you get the most out of SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Visualize, either online or in a classroom local to you.

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