Look out Photoshop aficionados, the dev team over at 3DVia has been drinking their milk, running laps around the Dassault campus and has just launched the mother of all 3D plugins to ease your graphical design pains.

It’s 3DVia for Photoshop. The plugin that allows you to bring 3D models from 3DVia directly into Photoshop CS3 and up. If you use CS3, you know there are incredible 3D Layer tools that allow you to manipulate 3D objects and save a lot of time designing coolness. This plug-in… makes it even easier.

Of course Adobe Labs also has a Photoshop plugin for Google Sketchup, but how could that compare with being able to create and upload a SolidWorks model (or 30 other major formats) directly to 3DVia to bring into Photoshop? Yeah?

Here’s an overview video of the magic and yes, Mac support is coming soon.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.