SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER : Creation of HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE using SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER

Creating a high-quality image of a product using Solidworks composer.

After creating an image, you can follow a few steps to transform it into different types of images and ultimately use it to create a video

STEP 1

  • As shown in the below image,
  • You directly import a SOLIDWORKS assembly file.
  • The left side bottom tab consists of various properties used to change the colors, background colors, camera alignment and a few other options to change the product looks.
  • At the top, you’ll find additional options that provide various features we’ll explore in the following pages.

STEP 2

Assembly, Collaboration, Views

  • Once the above points are done, as per the below image 
  • Three tabs (highlighted) will be present which consist of assembly, collaboration, and views.
  • In the Assembly option every subassembly can be selected and modified separately. In the model, the selected subassembly will be highlighted in the assembly tab in a shaded brown color as shown in the image.
  • Once selected we can hide others and work on the selected subassembly, or we can hide the selected subassembly and work on the other subassembly file.
  • The VIEW tab allows you to take screenshots. Will discuss about VIEW tab in upcoming topics.

STEP 3

TRIAD

  • A TIRAD option is to pull out the subassembly in any direction.
  • The image shows bolts selected.. Once selected, the left side tab shows the selected bolts with highlighted shaded brown color.
  • The software opens a pop-up with three colored triads for moving the selection.
  • Every color represents the XYZ directions. Selecting and dragging the colored triads will cause the subassembly file to move in that direction.

STEP 4

PATH

  • SOLIDWORKS Composer allows you to create an associative path using the “Create Associative Path from Neutral” tool.
  • A second image is the resulting image which shows where the removed bolt comes from i.e. neutral path.
  • With this option even in exploded view we find the origin of the removed items.

STEP 5

LINEAR DRAG

  • Linear drag allows you to drag multiple subassembly files simultaneously.
  • The only thing is that subassembly should be either vertical or horizontal.
  • Selecting subassembly files vertically or horizontally is necessary to maintain their removal process.

STEP 6

VIEWS

  • The VIEWS tab allows you to capture a screenshot, which can then be used to create videos.
  • Those videos show how to assemble the product and how to remove it at the same.
  • Every view will be different and showcase the process of the product assembling.
  • We will cover how to add various effects to views, including exploding parts, highlighting elements, zooming in for detail, and using diggers for interactive exploration..

STEP 7

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE

  • With high resolution image option under the tab Home, A workshops opened at the right side.
  • A multiple options will be available like preview, Detail view, background options etc…are selected and saved according to requirements.

A machine with rollers on it

Summary

  • With these above-mentioned points we can be able to create high-quality images (VIEWS) using SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER
  • We will cover video creation and other topics in the next session.