Get incredible performance
in every design mode
Experience better results in all your SOLIDWORKS projects, a whole lot faster, with NVIDIA professional graphics solutions.
NVIDIA GRID™ and Quadro professional graphics card solutions take advantage of the powerful, yet power-efficient NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture to provide exceptional performance in all SOLIDWORKS applications. You now have an easier, faster way to mimic the real-life manipulation of how you use your models on a daily basis. This means smoother, more realistic performance in every design mode.
Changes have been made in SOLIDWORKS 2014 to better leverage the GPU for large assemblies. As you can see below, you can get an average of 2x faster performance with assemblies larger than 500 components compared to SOLIDWORKS 2013.
SOLIDWORKS 2014 performance advantage with NVIDIA quadro
RealView graphics for more realistic modeling
Standard 3D mode
(RealView, FSAA turned off)
Image is void of real-world reflections and textures and jagged edges ("jaggies") are visible.
Enhanced 3D mode
(RealView, FSAA turned on)
A more realistic and detailed model. Shadows, reflection, and textures appear as they would in real life, with much smoother edges.
Precise edges and shading performance for more accurate images
With NVIDIA graphics cards, you can turn on all the advanced modes—including Shaded with Edges and Shadows—with no loss in performance.
Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) for fast, clean line art
With NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics under the hood, you'll get the highest-quality, most realistic images.
With Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) turned off, it's difficult to see details of your model.
Enabling Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) removes jagged edges ("jaggies") from contours of geometries for smoother, more realistic models.
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Order Independent Transparency (OIT)
Before, applying transparency to components or faces in an assembly could cut SOLIDWORKS display performance in half when using RealView. Now, with improvements in SOLIDWORKS 2014 to leverage the GPU during OIT, transparency performance no longer slows you down. In fact, it performs up to 2x faster in SOLIDWORKS 2014 compared to 2013 when using RealView.