SW 2009 pre release

I read a few days ago on the front page, about this new sleek rendering engine for solidworks 2009…so I went ahead and downloaded the pre release.
To my surprise, the same old rendering engine seems to be in place, with almost no changes…
Today, I read about the photoview 360, and now I am confused…

Is this going to be released as part of photoworks, an add-in, or something you have to purchase separately from SW itself?

It will most likely be released as part of the SolidWorks Office PRO pack (and above). If you want really slick renders V-Ray in 3Ds Max is awesome and Maxwell Render is even better. You can export the SWD files for rendering, which produces a much better result than PhotoWorks we reckon. Product Design @ www.waresdesign.com