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.
As designers increasingly choose to work in more realistic modes, more demands are made on GPUs to ensure a smooth design workflow. With NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics cards, SOLIDWORKS users get the highest-quality, most realistic images.
No need to be concerned about tradeoffs between better-looking graphics and reductions in productivity. You can use the most realistic display modes and still experience better performance than possible using simple display modes on older GPUs.
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.
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.
Discover superior real-time photorealistic rendering
Bunkspeed is an easy to use yet powerful design visualization software intended to help designers and engineers see their products in photoreal quality, as early in the development pipeline as possible. Bunkspeed directly integrates with SOLIDWORKS Standard, Premium or Professional by managing design revisions through monitoring time stamps of SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies. If existing geometry changes in SOLIDWORKS, that geometry will automatically update within Bunkspeed – without having to re-import anything and without having to re-paint the model. For the easiest interface producing the highest quality renders in the shortest amount of time, look no further than Bunkspeed. Explore the new line of products by Bunkspeed.
Use eDRAWINGS In Stereoscopic 3D
SOLIDWORKS popular add-in eDrawings is valuable for sharing native SOLIDWORKS files for design or marketing reviews. eDrawings also works in 3D to offer tremendous opportunities for displaying extreme detail in stereoscopic 3D to really give your customers and managers the truest representation of your design.