Help me understand please

Hi, I am good (I think) at modelling in solidworks but the surfaces are not really presentation material. From reading posts on Core, I’ve found that I need something like Alias or 3D studio max to render my models. The thing I don’t understand is, do I import models from solidworks into these programs and render them up or do I have to re-model them in the programs?

export. i export out of Pro/E as obj and into Maya for rendering. no rebuild.

Export the Solidworks surfaces as “IGES” or “Render IGES” and you’ll be able to bring that file into just about any other 3D program for rendering purposes…