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Solidworks 2013: Force hardware opengl ?

Question asked by Daniel Bunzendahl on Nov 1, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 6, 2016 by Logan Pegler

Hey everyone (especially support),


I am in preparation to take part at a university class which requires me to use Solidworks 2013 with Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro (Intel Iris Graphics 6100).


Currently my status:

"Software OpenGL" is enabled but grey

The rendering is too slow for following the course!


My Goal:

Testing "hardware OpenGL" with Solidworks 2013 with non offical supported graphic card (Intel Iris Graphics 6100).


What I tryed:

  • Changing resolution and colors best I could do (but it wasn't possible to switch to 16 Bit color mode for this application).
  • Using RegEdit to find a way to switch software OpenGL off for Solidworks 2013 (didn't found a valid option)


My concrete question:

How can I force Solidworks 2013 to use hardware OpenGL also if this is not official supported ?


Hope I find a solution until Thursday (day before the course), because I have to exit that lecture due to non working equipment :-( ... (I hate this Idea !)


Please help :-)