Luxology Ships modo for SolidWorks Kit

Allows users to tap the modo 501 for the production of presentations and animations.

Allows users to tap the modo 501 for the production of presentations and animations.

By DE Editors

Luxology  has announced a new tool that facilitates the use of the company’s modo software for visualization by SolidWorks users. The new modo for SolidWorks Kit simplifies the importation of SolidWorks models into modo while maintaining user interface conventions familiar to SolidWorks users.

The modo for SolidWorks Kit expands modo’s native functionality with additional options for efficiently importing parts and assemblies while providing flexibility on how the model is organized for visualization purposes, according to Luxology. Inside modo, users are presented with a familiar SolidWorks-style layout and navigation controls, along with drag and drop support for changing materials and selecting lighting environments.

New features in the modo for SolidWorks Kit include:

  • Enhanced SolidWorks import.
  • PhotoView 360 compatibility.
  • Familiar navigation for SolidWorks users.
  • Tools for selecting and reorganizing imported models.
  • Library of additional materials.
  • Studio environment set 1 kit with 51 HDRI spherical images.
  • Training videos.

“The modo for SolidWorks Kit is an outstanding addition to my workflow. I use the importer every day in my work and it has totally streamlined the import process,” says Paul McCrorey, owner of McCrorey Digital, LLC. “With the modo for Solidworks Kit, the models imported into modo are logically arranged and maintain the same part, body, assembly structure, material assignments and decals that were created in SolidWorks. All of this will help those new to modo to quickly get up to speed and easily leverage modo’s amazing rendering and animation tools.”

A webinar detailing modo for SolidWorks Kit and conducted by SolidWorks expert and Luxology Registered Trainer Paul McCrorey, will be held on April 28, 2011 from 4-5:00 p.m. PDT.

The modo for SolidWorks Kit is available immediately for the price of $299. The Kit is available for the Windows version of modo 501 and is compatible with sldprt, sldasm files from SolidWorks (2009, 2010 and 2011).

For more information, visit Luxology.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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