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SolidWorks Visualize Driver version Issue

Question asked by Scott Ellery on Dec 6, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2017 by Scott Ellery

So I upgraded to SP1.0 today and received a nice warning that I needed to updated my graphics driver to a certain version and have a certain CUDA version as well.


This would not be a problem if I did not also run SOLIDWORKS which suggests to run on only approved graphics drivers which at this time is below the requirement so I have lost my GPU rendering capabilities. I could upgrade my driver to the required version but then I am running an untested graphics driver with SOLIDWORKS.


are there certain new features that require this driver update for GPU rendering? I understand that Visualize is a Stand Alone application but many users have both installed on their workstation and I can see this being an issue as if you update the drivers for Visualize and start getting glitches in SOLIDWORKS and phone in for support they will tell you to downgrade your graphics driver.


I guess what I am really getting at is, can we get around this if we are also SOLIDWORKS users?