SOLIDWORKS Composer is a SOLIDWORKS tool to create high-quality graphical assets from the 3D CAD designs for technical and marketing documentation.
It is used to make manufacturing assembly instructions, product manuals, installation instructions, service manuals, training guides, marketing brochures, and sales bidding kits. The available graphics vary from 2D content to interactive animations.
According to the package, SOLIDWORKS Composer allows users to interact with a model, use custom APIs to customize the player, launch CAD files batch conversion, support PMI data, and identify design errors.
SpaceClaim is a solid modeling CAD application that runs on Microsoft Windows. It is developed by SpaceClaim Corporation, but now owned by ANSYS.
SpaceClaim’s 3D direct modeling technology is expressed by the following tools: pull, move, fill, and combine.
Pull contains most creation features which can be found in traditional CAD systems. For instance, using the Pull tool on a face by default offsets the face, but using the Pull tool on an edge rounds it.
Move relocates components and geometry, and can also be used to create patterns (often called arrays).
Fill primarily removes geometry from a part by extending geometry to fill in the surrounding area. It is commonly used for deleting rounds and holes from a model.
Combine merges parts and subtracts parts from each other.
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