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.
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.
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.
Currently features in the RealityServer application include:
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.
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.
RealityServer Onshape application offers both the Iray Photoreal rendering mode as well as the Iray Interactive mode for faster renders where absolute quality isn’t necessary. 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. However you can already use existing MDL building blocks to create your own complex material graphs.
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 high end NVIDIA GPU server to run your rendering on.
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.
RealityServer for Onshape is now available in the Onshape App Store. Click the badge below go to the Onshape App Store and check it out and subscribe for free access.
We will be adding features progressively over time as we evaluate our customers requirements. The free subscription provides 2 free hours of rendering per month with additional hours available to purchase as needed.
You will be allocated a dedicated Tesla M40 (24GB) GPU server while rendering. 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.
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