Can SW run on i7 16gb 512 ssd new 2017 Surface Pro?
OK haha. Follow up question: how come it will not run properly on my surface pro of those specs? haha there are bursts of energy or so where everything runs very fast, but then are time (most of the time) where it freezes and I cant press any buttons.
1. What version of SOLIDWORKS have you installed?
2. You might want to experiment with different video card drivers. Since the Surface's video card is not certified by SOLIDWORKS, you need to do a bit of research and see which driver works.
Solid Works 2016. and my graphics are iris pro 640. Since I'm not too smart with computers, what do you mean by try different drivers? don't you have to use the correct driver for a graphics card/component?
Samuel Kiley wrote: Solid Works 2016. and my graphics are iris pro 640. Since I'm not too smart with computers, what do you mean by try different drivers? don't you have to use the correct driver for a graphics card/component?
Samuel Kiley wrote:
Usually there are many different drivers written by the graphic card vendor. Not always the latest driver is the best for SW.
For certified video cards, the vendors write specific drivers dedicated to SW. For cards like yours, you need to perform a little trial&error testing.
I'm having the same problem, does anyone have a suggestion for the video card driver to use?
Change the registry key in 3 different places for the iris/iris pro/intel
Byron, thanks for your reply, but I'm going to need a some more help in making the changes as you suggested. I am not very computer savvy as you more an likely are, so I'll need a bit more guidance as to how to change the registry key in three different places for the iris/iris pro/intel.
Samuel Kiley wrote: Can SW run on i7 16gb 512 ssd new 2017 Surface Pro?
Samuel Kiley wrote:
Read this thread as well:
Microsoft surface studio as a workstation?
From: Graphics Card Drivers | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS
that's the surface book, which is different from the surface pro that I have. I'm assuming my nondedicated graphics card is what is screwing me
If you rollback the driver (graphics card) you get a decent boost in performance for Solidworks but you lose other windows features like choosing screen brightness and being able to put the screen into sleep mode without backlight, which really drains your battery. At the moment I think you can have one or the other but hopefully they will update iris driver to fix this. After all a machine of this spec and cost should be run Solidworks pretty well.
Currently I run it on Rx and bypass the tools and it works. However, this seems to work for some users by fixing openGL settings
Slow performance unless bypassing the Tools/Options settings
Enabling OpenGL for Solidworks and Intel CPU/GPU (HD4000 & HD3000) - Fix slow highlighting - YouTube
Try this instead of running on bypass tools/options settings. I was doing the same thing you were but this worked for me.
go to Options > System Options > Display > Selection > Anti-Aliasing and select "None"
Fixed the slow orange highlighting since I have an uncertified graphics card (IntelHD 630). Anti-aliasing is a software technique to smooth out jagged looking edges. There's hardly a difference when I turned it off, but I'm guessing lower powered graphics cards cannot handle anti-aliasing very well.
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