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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

SolidWorks 2014 performance advantage with NVIDIA Quadro

 

RealView graphics for more realistic modeling

SolidWorks RealView turned off

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 with RealView, FSAA turned on

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.

Standard 3D Mode (Realview, FSAA turned off)

With Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) turned off, it's difficult to see details of your model.

FSAA removes jaggies, rendering smoother images

Enabling Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) removes jagged edges ("jaggies") from contours of geometries for smoother, more realistic models.

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2 Minute Tip Video: Getting the most out of SolidWorks RealView

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Order Independent Transparency (OIT)
faster performance

 

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.

Order Independent Transparency (OIT) faster performance
 

Count on industry-leading
NVIDIA performance and reliability

NVIDIA has a history of the industry's best performance on leading Design and Manufacturing applications.
This includes:

  • Driver quality and stability – by working closely with the leading software companies, NVIDIA develops mission-critical drivers certified on 100+ applications.
  • Preferred, trusted brand – the majority of today's design work is done using Quadro graphics cards.
  • Compute leadership - Leading solutions for GPU Rendering and Simulation rely on NVIDIA CUDA® parallel computing technology.
  • Workspace and IT management – NVIDIA tools designed for professional display management and infrastructure include Mosaic, nView®, and NVIDIA Enterprise Management Toolkit (NVWMI).

 

SolidWorks RealView turned off

Enhanced 3D mode with RealView, FSAA turned on

Standard 3D Mode (Realview, FSAA turned off)

FSAA removes jaggies, rendering smoother images

 
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