I had a student from an SAE design team ask the following
question... I can't seem to come up with an awsner for him.
"I am having problems running solidworks 2007 student edition on my
computer. I have vista with direct x 10. is there a patch that I
need to download to run it using direct x 10 or vista? also is
there a solidworks 2008 student edition that you will be sponsoring
design teams with for 2008."
He even recorded a video and posted it to YouTube showing the
You need to be running a SW certified graphics card to handel
the OpenGL calls the graphics is based on. Direct X is not used.
To test if this is a graphics card issue you need to throw the "Use
software OpenGL" switch under Tools; Options; Performance. You
cannot have a part open in order to toggle this option. This will
force SW to use software emulation of OpenGL and will use CPU time,
so it will slow the program down.