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Visualize 3D designs on the fly

Review and evaluate automotive design ideas in real time

Create high-end visualizations and virtual prototypes

At a glance

  • Visualize 3D designs on the fly
  • Review and evaluate automotive design ideas in real time
  • Create high-end visualizations and virtual prototypes

Pay as you go for the latest desktop software with lower up-front cost, 1-on-1 web support, previous version use, and access to select cloud and software services. Learn more.




Multi-year (2 years)    

Multi-year (3 years)    

Simple user interface    

Support for Alias layers

Support for CATIA layers

Optimization tools    


Scripting API and command terminal    

Asset Manager    

Camera collision detection

Truelight materials

Glass Material supports thickness

Area and objects lights

Skylight system

Subsurface scattering

Displacement mapping

IES light profiles and rayfile support

Physical camera settings

Layered glass material

X-Rite material support    

Ruler and grid

Measurements and clippings


Analytic rendering modes

Surface discontinuity rendering

Gap analysis

Visual simulation

Curvature Shader

Render passes (offline)

Render layer

Tone mapping standard

Direct NURBS rendering

Spectral rendering


Animation Wizard

Variants and VariantSets

External and overlay web interface    

Powerwall display

Immersive display

Display clustering    

CPU clustering    

Oculus Rift HMD support

VRED app