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Fluid Tips Using Layers and 3rd Party Compositing  - 3DVIA Composer tutorial, YouTube, July 8, 2014

Animation Organization Techniques - revisit selection sets, filters to help organize, edit animations in 3DVIA Composer, YouTube, Feb 4, 2014

Building a Configurator Application - create views, write HTML source code, add CSS to define layout, styles, define controls use GotoView() method in 3DVIA Composer, 3D Mojo, Jan 9, 2014

Moving Multiple Parts with 'Local Transform' - 'select instances' function in 3DVIA Composer selects all same geometry referenced in several positions of model, 3D Mojo, Nov 15, 2013 (

Specify Angles and Correct Measurements - specify angle on polyline, obtain accurate measurements of angles in 3DVIA Composer, YouTube, Oct 24, 2013

Custom Render - go to custom render menu, select part to highlight, change rendering priority, style to highlight specific parts in 3DVIA Composer, YouTube, Oct 1, 2013

Highlighting and Hotspots - turn off all selection, highlighting including red bounding box to see specific objects clearly using 3DVIA Composer, YouTube, Sep 6, 2013

Workaround for Silhouette Mode Issues - adjusting opacity value to 255, change emission to be 1.000, color to be white for all parts in 3DVIA Composer, 3D Mojo, Sep 3, 2013

Creating Tidy Detail Sheets - set up master layout for details sheet with bunch of boxes defining drawing space, columns for text in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Aug 30, 2013

Detail View of a Detail View  - 3DVIA Composer tip for detail view bubbles, 3D Mojo, Aug 23, 2013

Create Mobile Presentations Using 3DVIA Spotlights & Your 3DVIA Composer Content - email 3DVIA Spotlight link to yourself, view 3D models on mobile device, install 3DVIA Mobile HD app, create own 3DVIA Spotlight presentation through basic free account on 3DVIA.com, 3D Mojo, July 23, 2013

Easily Use Your Drawing Frames for Technical Illustrations Just with 3DVIA Composer Standard Functions - creating standard A4 drawing frame with text fields in 3DVIA composer, 3D Mojo, July 22, 2013

Implementing the 3DVIA Composer Player ActiveX in Windows Presentation Foundation - benefits of using WPF over Windows Forms, creating WPF project using 3DVIA Composer Player, 3D Mojo, July 18, 2013

Benefits of Fully Shattered Conversion - 3DVIA Composer has 2 main conversion types available: monolythic mode, fullyshattered mode; advantages of fully shattered assemblies, working with project files, 3D Mojo, July 18, 2013

Implementing 3D Models in PowerPoint - save .smg, .pptx files in same folder, turn on developer tab within PowerPoint to import content, connect ActiveX window with .smg file, Dominick Gallegos, 3D Mojo, July 11, 2013

Adjusting Graphics Profile for Your Environment - access application preferences in 3DVIA Composer/3DVIA Composer Player, choose option from profile selection box for stable operations, 3D Mojo, July 1, 2013

High Quality Illustrations on Tessellated 3D Geometry - use ellipses generation option for refinement in 3DVIA Composer, YouTube, June 24, 2013

How to Create iPhone and iPad Apps Using 3DVIA - choose app design, add media, enter 5 email addresses, install 3DVIA mobile to view 3D model created using HTML5, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 1, 2013

Easy Flow Techniques - show flow, pressure change, gas tanks filling up without relying on modifying geometry using 3DVIA, YouTube, Apr 10, 2013

Filters are Your Friends - drag fuse down to timeline, creating key for every single object, property using 3DVIA, YouTube, Mar 13, 2013

Using Textures in 3DVIA Composer - placing single texture on any geometry actor, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 10, 2013

Episode 423 - 3DVIA Composer V6R2013x - new features: browser support, 3D tool library, installation, supported OS, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Dec 23, 2012

Interactive Scalable Vector Graphic Files from 3DVIA Composer - preview, copy, paste, rename views, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 15, 2012

Live Blogging From the 3D Insiders Summit - keynote by Garth Coleman, director of strategy for 3DVIA, new features in 3D Interop R23, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 25, 2012

3DVIA - Composer Getting Started - Mini 02 - moving, rotating, doing copy transformations, setting pivot points to parts, actors, You Tube, Sep 19, 2012

Create a Top Level BOM in 3DVIA Composer - select assembly, set BOM workshop, save view, Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, Aug 21, 2012

Get High-Quality Animation Output from 3DVIA Composer - use multiple tab in 3DVIA Composer High Resolution Image Workshop to make series of images from animation, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 14, 2012

3DVIA Composer Tech Tip: Integrating Images into Microsoft Word - CAPUniversity, Aug 1, 2012

3DVIA Composer: Custom Color Silhouettes - creating .svg with Technical Illustrator to highlight aspects of image, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, July 12, 2012

3DVIA Composer: Adding an Image/Decal to Your Model - make sure texture is set to show in properties pane, create primitive first, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, July 10, 2012

Faster, Better Transparency Mode Rendering in Creo Parametric 2.0 is Result of Efforts by AMD and PTC - GPU-accelerated technique, order-independent transparency results in 900% faster rendering performance, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 26, 2012

Simple Steps for Complex Trail Lines in 3DVIA Composer - set up view in animation, move part to be exploded, add non-associative path from animation, Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, June 7, 2012

3DVIA Composer - Black Background in .SMG Export - workaround is to enable HardwareSupport.SilhouetteShader setting from application preferences dialog, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, June 5, 2012

3DVIA Composer Tech Tip: Growing a Wire - using cutting plane, 'transform and rotate' tools, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, May 3, 2012

3DVIA Composer: Creating Fast and Easy Renderings - adjusting lighting, creating two directional lights, adding ground image, background, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Apr 25, 2012

3DVIA Composer: Configure Multiple Users to Use Shared Server or Library Location - Rob Greer, Javelin Technologies, Apr 24, 2012

3DVIA Composer V6R2012 - interface has central graphics area, can import Solid Edge, Inventor files, digger tool to create detail views, Colin Mathews, Develop 3D, Mar 22, 2012

Make Your Documentation Shine - 3DVIA Composer V6R2012 has ability to add event links to animation, glow around model, multiple cutting planes, 2D panel shadows, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 22, 2012

3DVIA Composer Tech Tip: Actors Savant (aka Dummy Actors) - add important non-geometry based information to project, convert dummy to savant, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 29, 2012

5 Best Practices for Building Great Product Communication - highlight part of interest, use more pictures, less text, provide enough details, get done unbiased test of documentation, Cliff Medling, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 3, 2012

3DVIA Composer Pivots and Gizmos - moving, rotating actors around selected location or in specific direction, YouTube, Jan 20, 2012

Tips for Using Depth of Field in 3DVIA Composer 2012 - creating artistic images, portraying images with new perspective, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Dec 29, 2011

Streamline Product Documentation with 3DVIA Composer, Pt 2 - accessing 3D manufacturing, assembly instructions, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 27, 2011

3DVIA Composer Video Quick Tip - accessing additional model meta-data in 3DVIA Composer to tune technical documents for various users, Scott Lidgey, Canadian Manufacturing, Dec 16, 2011

Clean Uninstall. 3DVIA Composer Style - uninstalling 3DVIA composer manually, removing SolidWorks related folders, editing Windows registry, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Dec 7, 2011

Depth of Field in 3DVIA Composer 2012 - crystal clear focus over component, functionality avails in render tab, Steve Fick, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 21, 2011

3DVIA Composer Fly-Through Animation - smooth camera paths, environmental shadowing, ambient occlusion, texture import tools to create animation, Scott Woods, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Aug 17, 2011

The Future of Manuals - dynamic 3D manuals created using 3DVIA Composer easier  to understand than static screenshots, pages, CAPUniversity, Aug 17, 2011

New Cutting Plane Vectorization Options in 3DVIA Composer - regulating capping color, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 1, 2011

Podcast Assembly Mode Tips 2 - animating arrow using assembly groups, associative paths in 3DVIA Composer, YouTube, July 18, 2011

3D Print from 3DVIA. Sculpteo Churning Out the Bits - 3DVIA model can be printed through online 3D printing service, Sculpteo, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 29, 2011

TodCast #2: Routing Wires - simulating routing of wires using 3DVIA Composer animation techniques, YouTube, June 2, 2011

3DVIA Composer Views & 3D Interactive Animations - creating 3D interactive animations, Peter Rucinski, SolidWorks Blog, June 3, 2011

Episode 328 - 3DVIA Composer 2011x - general, UI enhancements, technical illustration, vector output updates, API updates, hardware support, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 24, 2011 

Using 3D Design to Benefit Consumers - Cane Creek Cycling Components uses 3DVIA Composer to translate CAD data into instructional manuals, Lauren Cox, Technology Review, Apr 15, 2011

Front/Back Transparency with Cutting Planes - showing section of specific part in 3DVIA Composer, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 5, 2011

How To: Texture Maps on 3DVIA.com - uploading model with multiple texture maps, Juan Delrio, 3DVIA, Feb 16, 2011 

Components of a 3D Model - 3D models composed of 3D mesh, shader, textures maps, Juan Delrio, 3DVIA, Feb 10, 2011 

3DVIA Composer 2011x Ambient Occlusion & Per Pixel Lighting - deeper realism level provided to high resolution outputs from composer, better handling of reflections, set options for rendering effects, Steve Fick, FISHER/UNITECH, Mar 3, 2011

Changing Color of Individual Face in 3DVIA Composer - click on part to change, go to geometry, explode, select all faces in assembly tree, use different file name, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Feb 16, 2011

3DVIA Shape 4.0 Gets Multi-touch, Hints at Future iPad App - multi-touch compatibility, upload limit increased, handy features for screen mobile device, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 13, 2011

Documentation by Design with 3DVIA - Composer allows technical illustrations to be created within engineering workflow, Josh Mings, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2011

My Balloons are the Wrong Size - 3DVIA tutorial about parts lists, Matt Luedke, SOLIDNotes, Nov 19, 2010

Lynne Wilson CEO of Dassault 3DVIA - summary of how 3DVIA is meant for using 3D to repurpose CAD data, CGW, Dec 5, 2010

3DVIA Goes 3D  - drag and drop stereoscopic 3D, introductory, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 11, 2010

3DVIA Composer - enhancements, Magnet Lines, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 20, 2010

New for 2011 - 3DVIA Composer Enhancements - works directly with 3D CAD files, magnet line tool, interactive storyboards, realizes paper space, rich digital content creation, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 10, 2010

New Product: 3DVIA Mobile HD - access to view/interact with thousands of 3D models, compatible with popular 3D formats, private publishing on 3D models, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 10, 2010

3DVIA Can Do It, So Why Not SolidWorks? - adding 3DVIA functions to SolidWorks assembly mode, magnet lines, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 8, 2010

Dassault: One Click Publishing of Models to Facebook - posting CAD models to Facebook via 3DVIA, corporate collaboration platform, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 6, 2010

Is Facebook the Next Game Console? - 3DVIA bringing 3D games online, distributing games, apps to large audience, future of 3D social gaming, Cliff Medling, 3D Perspectives, Aug 4, 2010

Keep Your Composure With Composer - applying selection sets to balloons, annotations, collaboration tab with 3DVIA Composer, Matthew Herald, FISHER/UNITECH, July 1, 2010

Build Your 3D Brand - creating avatar in 3DVIA, Cliff Medling, 3D Perspectives, July 15, 2010

3DVIA for Operating Room Designs That Work - peak efficiency, correct poor design choices, Bernie Hearne, 3D Perspectives, June 3, 2010

3DVIA Sync - 3DVIA Sync makes updating documentation faster, Jake Smith, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 28, 2010

How to Remove a Battery, Using 3DVIA Composer - creating basic animation, Mike Puckett, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 23, 2010

3DVIA Shape Initial Reaction - Cliff Medling of 3DVIA talks about price vs. functionality of 3DVIA Shape, learning it, limitations, plus training videos, tutorials, Chris, 3D Engr, Feb 19, 2010

Content Creation, Delivery, and Collaboration Enhanced - 3DVIA Composer V6R2010x creates associative 2D, 3D product deliverables, support for CATIA FT&A cross-highlighting of surfaces, improved collaboration, Desktop Engineering, Jan 27, 2010

3DVIA Composer V6R2010 - reuse CAD files to make animation, technical illustrations, presentations, interactive instruction manuals, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 29, 2009

3DVIA Virtools Tutorial 3: Creating Simple Movement (Pt 1) - video, using simple scripting, pre-packaged behaviors to move objects, YouTube, Jul 31, 2009

3DVIA Virtools Tutorial 3: Creating Simple Movement (Pt 2) - video, YouTube, Jul 31, 2009

3DVIA Virtools Tutorial 4: Importing an Animated Character - video, creating secondary animations, YouTube, Jul 31, 2009

First Quick Tip for 3DVIA Composer - Selection Techniques - using Tab key to dig around assembly, left arrow to traverse assembly structure, assembly selection mode, Justin Burton, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Jul 31, 2009

3DVIA Your iPod #86: Multi-Column BOM Tables - video shows using 3DVIA Composer for handling large data, Garth Coleman, 3DMOJO, Jun 29, 2009

Happy Trails to You! 3DVIA Trails That Is - using automatic trails created from animation, Matt Luedke, SOLIDNotes, Jun 1, 2009

3DVIA Composer Tips: Updating Your Installation Manual Automatically - Ba Thong, SolidWorks APAC Blog, May 22, 2009

Rocksolid Review: 3DVIA Composer - easy to publish pictures, excellent output, easy to create exploded views, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Apr 25, 2009

3DVIA Composer Tip: Create Consistent Size Balloons - changing document properties, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Apr 8, 2009

3DVIA Composer Tip: Exporting Views from One SMG to Another - export views to *.SmgView file, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Apr 8, 2009

3DVIA Composer Tip: How to Eliminate Balloons That Move Randomly - changing default property for balloons, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Mar 25, 2009

3DVIA - Publishing to PDF - format options like U3D and SMG enhanced content  are available, Matt Luedke, Solid Notes, Mar 20, 2009

Documenting and Viewing via 3DVia Composer - create vectorized images for technical publications, working, additional modules, Josh Mings, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2009

Using Template Files in Shape 2.0 - use 3DVIA Shape's gsmith template to create single model with common elements & select, copy, re-position, re-texture them to make new model, dswavely, 3dvia.com, Oct 27, 2008

3DVIA your iPod #79: 'Using 3DVIA Sync to Keep Content Up-to-Date', - video shows way to use 3DVIA sync to keep .smg files updated, Garth Coleman, 3DMojo Blog, Aug 1, 2008

3DVIA Launches Shape2.0: Just a Google SketchUp Clone? - new features like remix to find, load and modify other models, more publishing options, better interface to take on competitors, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 16, 2008

How to Export CATIA V5 3DXML Files for 3DVIA - mesh settings control 3D mesh used for geometry, second deals with 3D Accuracy, dswavely, 3dvia.com, Aug 28, 2008

3DVIA your iPod #75: 'Really Fast Ballooning' - video tutorial showing options for ballooning technical illustrations using 3DVIA Composer, Garth Coleman, 3DMojo Blog, Aug 1, 2008

3DVIA your iPod #74: Really Fast Exploded Views - video tutorial shows how to create exploded views for technical illustrations by using 3DVIA Composer, Garth Coleman, 3DMojo Blog, July 25, 2008

Shape 101: Understanding What 3D Really Is - 3D objects viewed from infinite angles, can be moved like objects in the real world, comparisons between 2D and 3D, Emmy, 3dvia.com, June 24, 2008

3dvia Shape - free 3D modeling application with interactive UI, manipulate tool, textures available for realistic modeling, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, May 11, 2008

3dvia - Community and Studio - Community area showing all 3D model contributors, tutorials on 3dvia Shape, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Apr 20, 2008

3dvia - What is It? - 3dvia allows downloading/uploading 3D models, comparing with 3D ContentCentral, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Apr 16, 2008

Dassault Positions 3DVIA to be the '3D For Everyone' Uber-Brand - product in 3DVIA line, closer look at 3DVIA Shape, more, Randall Newton, CADdigest.com, Mar 24, 2008

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