4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2016 7:13 PM by Logan Pegler

    Solidworks 2013: Force hardware opengl ?

    Daniel Bunzendahl

      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 :-)