Hi everyone !
Today I would like to present you 2 things that I think could be interesting for you:
Firstly, Keyshot. It's a rendering software intended to work with cad files, so you can directly import your Solidworks files in it and make beautiful renders in minutes. It has a huge library of materials that you can drag & drop on your models to apply them (exactly like you do with SW). Everything is done in realtime so it's really easy to make beautiful renders
. Website: www.keyshot.com/
Now i'm going to talk about GrabCAD. It's a website dedicated to showcase and share CAD works with a huge community of engineers and CAD hobbyists, but in a very special way: along with your renders, you can upload your 3D models and watch them directly in your web browser. You can even make measurements and exploded views ! I'm using it for a few months now, and I think it's really the perfect website for CAD users like us
. They also regularly organize challenges about varying subject, and there is currently one about Keyshot renderings, so you can kill two birds with one stone by discovering these 2 tools in the same time
. Here's the link: grabcad.com/home
By the way, grabCAD users who invite at least 5 new members can win a badge, so if you are interested in joining GrabCAD and want to make me happy, you can send me your email address in private note so I can invite you. (Yes I really love useless badges ^^)
I hope you'll find this journal useful, and if you know other tools which can be interesting for our members, feel free to share !