Every time I launch solidworks, and choose either assembly or part, the screen goes green and it is hard to use the program, can someone please help?
Looks like you're running a VM on a Mac? These are the sorts of glitches you sign up to when you run unsupported hardware configurations.
About the best you can do is experiment with graphics drivers to see if one increases stability.
Yes, I am running Parallels on my Mac. I purchased this computer less than a year ago...I assume the hardware should be able to support solid works. I could be wrong...
As far as playing with the drivers, how would I go about doing that?
System requirements listed here; SOLIDWORKS System Requirements | Windows and Mac | SOLIDWORKS
For drivers, just go to the AMD / NVidia website (as appropriate) and download and install the driver packages for your card there. I've no idea how the interactions between Parallels and the base hardware works on a Mac though. Do a search through the forum, there have been many people trying to get SW running on a Mac with various bits of advice.
PARALLELS does not support hardware shading. It's possible that the "use software OpenGL" setting was not enabled properly. Check Tools-Options to be sure software OpenGL is being used.
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