Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SolidWorks Lab- Presentation Studio

Before you continue reading this sharing, do you know that we can save as 3D pdf? Ya, you view your 3D in pdf, something like the eDrawings but not as powerful as eDrawings.

Instead of sending the file in SolidWorks format or any kind of drawing, it's common that mostly prefer to send the drawing out in .PDF format. Talking about improving the communication via E-method, 3D PDF is one of the output you can prefer to go with after eDrawings. But the presentation of a 3D PDF is too simple, just a 3D model which you can rotate in a piece of blank PDF paper.

Under SolidWork labs, a product know as presentation studio launch. PDF is the standard method for sharing documents. Add in 3D capabilities, and now you've got documents really worth sharing.

Click me to enjoy above 3D PDF in 3D

With Presentation Studio you can create a Design Brief, Price Sheet, Technical Summary, Feature Review, or Product Specification in minutes. But unlike ordinarly PDFs, an embedded 3D model conveys your design in a way 2D just can't. The PDF can then be read on any computer with Adobe Acrobat 8 or above.

With this, the PDF you sent can 'talk' with your potential prospect and make you talk less and sell better. To enrich Presentation Studio capability, SolidWorks lab recently launched Presentation Studio Theme Editor. From the name, so obvious it use to edit the theme. The new application provides a graphical interface to edit Presentation Studio Themes. Feel free to explore more and get full use of it; either you presenting and submit projects report to your lecturer or presenting your idea to your clients.

To download and installation instruction, CLICK ME.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Looking forward to what's new in PhotoView360 in year 2011!!!

Good news for all the PhotoView 360 fans!

What make me so looking forward to SolidWorks 2011 is....
Beginning with the release of SolidWorks 2011, PhotoView 360 will now be the standard photorealistic rendering solution for all SolidWorks software versions moving forward, which means, PhotoWorks will no longer be available. With the launch of SolidWorks 2011, SolidWorks software and PhotoView 360 will provide the equivalent rendering capabilities that are now available in PhotoWorks, including, but not limited to:

(i) The creation and reuse of custom appearances, scenes, and decals :
I personally like this very much!

(ii) The ability to directly render different configurations, display states, and model changes:
This is good since we will able to save different color combination wthin a single file!

(iii) The production of rendered animations from a SolidWorks Motion study
Yay! This will make the animation much more lively!

(iv) The ability to use physical lights in renderings
Yup, current PhotoView360 still have limitation to create our own custom directional light , spot lights, etc...

(v) The scheduling of renderings to be completed later
Yeshhh! This can let the bundle of rendering images completed at off peak hours!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Forum time

Foruming is one of Malaysian culture. Forum is the best place for you, who have common interests to share and talk the same language.

A young Malaysian saw that we, SolidWorks users here need an area, a chat room for  us to share our SolidWorks knowledge and tips. Therefore, this young man, Farizal took the initiative to start a forum: Malaysia SolidWorks Designer Communities.

Special columns were dedicated for IME to promote training and post SolidWorks update <- admin, you are so kind!~ We shall try to do something with that. (Now you know why I promoting the forum *laugh*)

Personally, I like the mamak corner. Usually this is the forum area where most members hang out because they can take about anything, either related or non related with SolidWorks; and trust me, the culture already started although just the few of us. Do check it out ya!~ (Can we share on how to make a cup of nice Teh Tarik? )

Guys, please give your support by joining the forum. The registration is so easy, just like eating ABC. Simple click below link to register:
Join now!~ Build our own community and together, we grow.
BTW, don't forget to drop by the New Member Introduction  to say HI!~ ^.^ v