SOLIDWORKS design professionals everywhere rely on the world's most trusted graphics cards to ensure they can do their best work.

NVIDIA and SOLIDWORKS have forged a strong over the years. Each generation of product has gone through rigorous testing and QA which has resulted in continuous improvements to performance, quality, and reliability of 3D graphics for SOLIDWORKS and Quadro users.



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.

SOLIDWORKS performance advantage with NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards



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. Enabling FSAA removes "jaggies" from contours of geometries for smoother, more realistic models.


RealView 3D mode modeling with Quadro graphics cards
Standard 3D mode (RealView, FSAA turned off)
Image is void of real-world reflections and textures and jagged edges ("jaggies") are visible.


RealView 3D mode modeling with Quadro graphics cards
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.


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


Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing with Quadro Graphics Cards
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

In the past, applying transparency to components or faces in an assembly could cut SOLIDWORKS display performance in half when using RealView. Recent improvements in SOLIDWORKS leverage the GPU during OIT, so transparency performance no longer slows you down.

Discover superior real-time photorealistic rendering

Dassault Systèmes Bunkspeed is an easy-to-use yet powerful design visualization software that natively integrates NVIDIA Iray® technology helping designers and engineers see their products in photoreal quality as early in the development pipeline as possible. By leveraging NVIDIA Iray physically based rendering software and Quadro GPUs, users can interactively visualize design changes during their workflow, with the confidence that they’re seeing a lifelike, photorealistic virtual product.

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.


Remotely deliver SOLIDWORKS with workstation performance

Until recently, the full benefits of virtualization weren’t accessible to SOLIDWORKS users because a satisfactory user experience with CAD software simply wasn’t possible. Now, with NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™, designers and engineers at manufacturing companies can now leave behind unacceptable levels of lag and display degradation and take advantage of all the benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

NVIDIA GRID graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA drivers are fully tested and supported in SOLIDWORKS to ensure users have the same user experience in a virtualized environment as they get from their professional workstation.

NVIDIA GRID K1 or K2 boards can be added to existing Citrix, VMware, or Microsoft VDI environments, enabling SOLIDWORKS 2015 users to be even more productive—from any device, anywhere, anytime.


Help me choose


Whether your workflow includes desktops, workstations, mobile workstations, or remoting, NVIDIA has a solution for you.

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 vast majority of today's design work is done on Quadro professional 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).


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