Onshape PartnerRealityServer for Onshape

Onshape is the first and only full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team simultaneously work together using a web browser, phone or tablet. We are pleased to partner with Onshape to offer our RealityServer cloud based rendering technology to its users, allowing a complete end to end workflow, from concept to final rendering, entirely in the cloud on any connected device and unlike local rendering solutions you don’t need expensive hardware to get started in rendering with RealityServer for Onshape.

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PERRINN F1 Modelled in Onshape Rendered in RealityServer with NVIDIA Iray

Onshape is the first industrial strength, cloud based CAD solution that migenius has felt is powerful and professional enough to integrate RealityServer with and offer directly ourselves. The advent of the Onshape App Store has provided migenius with the opportunity to offer Onshape users easy access to RealityServer, which generally was available only to software developers. The RealityServer for Onshape application provides an end user solution that any Onshape user can use.

Details and Features

Seamless Integration

The cloud-first nature of RealityServer makes it perfect for direct integration in Onshape. You simply add the RealityServer application to your Onshape document and it appears as a new tab. Nothing to install or manage locally and you can immediately access multiple high end NVIDIA GPU devices to perform your rendering with RealityServer’s built in NVIDIA Iray rendering technology.

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RealityServer Onshape Integration (Click to Enlarge)

 

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Rendering Tools You Need

Currently features in the RealityServer application include:

  • Interactive navigation
  • Toggle visibility of parts in your rendering
  • Switch between pre-loaded lighting environments
  • Edit material settings
  • Switch to daylight based lighting with time of day control
  • Advanced tone-mapping controls
  • Save renderings directly to Onshape document tabs
  • Change background colour and ground shadows

 

We will be adding more features over time. As RealityServer uses Iray for rendering all of the features available in Iray will potentially be exposed. We’d love to hear what you want to see most.

NVIDIA Iray Rendering Technology

RealityServer is built on NVIDIA Iray® a photorealistic, physically based rendering solution that utilises the processing power of GPU hardware to greatly accelerate rendering. Because it is physically based you get great results without tuning strange settings and you can even perform accurate lighting simulations.

Currently the RealityServer Onshape application utilises the Iray Photoreal rendering mode, however Iray has multiple modes on offer that will be exposed over time, including an even faster Iray Interactive mode which allows for greater speed at the expense of some accuracy. Materials are based on the NVIDIA Material Definition Language (MDL) and in the future you will be able to use your own MDL materials directly with RealityServer for Onshape.

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Fast Results with Iray Rendering (Click to Enlarge)

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Rendered Entirely in the Cloud (Click to Enlarge)

Server and Resource Management

When you add RealityServer to your Onshape document you will be take to a page where you can manage your GPU server resources and select the model you want to convert along with the tessellation settings to use. We don’t skimp on hardware, you get a dedicated dual GPU server to run your rendering on with high end NVIDIA hardware.

Because we provide dedicated rather than shared resources, you are responsible for starting and stopping your own server through the RealityServer application. If you haven’t used your server for 5 minutes we will shut it down for you to avoid extra charges. Servers take less than a minute to start and we are working to reduce that time even further.

Now Entering Private Beta

The Onshape App Store is now available as a private beta. Click the badge below to request early access to the private beta program where you can use RealityServer as well as other great applications with your Onshape account.

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RealityServer for Onshape is also currently in beta. We will be adding features progressively over time as we evaluate our customers requirements. During the Onshape App Store private beta RealityServer can be accessed free of charge. Final pricing will be announced at the conclusion of the beta program.

Currently users will be allocated a 2 x Tesla M2090 (6GB) GPU server during the beta. On release we will provide an additional option for users to select a 2 x Tesla K40 (12GB) GPU server. If you are interested in using RealityServer for Onshape for exporting content to NVIDIA Iray Viewer or for use in RealityServer on your own server please contact us for more information.

About Onshape

Onshape is the only company in the world 100% focused on cloud and mobile CAD, offering the first professional 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team work together using any web browser, phone, or tablet. Onshape was built from scratch for the way today’s engineers, designers and manufacturers really work, giving them secure and simultaneous access to a single master version of their CAD data without the hassles of software licenses or copying files.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Onshape includes key members of the original SolidWorks team plus elite engineers from the cloud, data security and mobile industries.For more information, visit www.onshape.com

Media Contact: Darren Henry, Director of Marketing, Onshape: dhenry@onshape.com Onshape Press Kit: Download here.

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