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Help! How to properly update Keyshot scene from Solidworks?

By James Lee on 07 Nov 10:20 1 answer 3375 views 0 comments

Hi All, I'd like to seek your advice on how to use Keyshot properly with Solidworks. I have just started using Keyshot 4 with Solidworks 2012, and I've also installed the plug-in that allows live-linking.

So I have an assembly model with half of the components hidden (basically it is a linear pattern the model). I clicked "Render" and the assembly appeared in Keyshot properly. Then I made the hidden components visible, and pressed the "update" button for Keyshot. But to my horror, the updated model in Keyshot has part locations completely messed up- parts are all over the place in different orientations.

I've attached the screenshot showing what it should look like in Solidworks, and the unexpected "exploded view" in Keyshot. What have I done wrongly?

Another question I'd like to ask: is it better to assign materials in Solidworks, or is it better to do that in Keyshot?

Thanks!

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  • Lukasz Siwiec
    Lukasz Siwiec almost 4 years ago

    Hi,
    I don't use update beacause i have problem with that. So i can't help you maybe it's problem is in SW SP?
    I always add materials in Keyshot, but if i have a multibody part so i add a colour ont the some plane which i have different material on them.

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