SOLIDWORKS Corp has not unlocked RealView for that GPU in version 2017. The machine is end of life and may not last much longer. You probably already know that though. If you want to manually unlock RealView on the machine for your student though you could try this hack that pops up now and again on this forum:
- Open the registry (Run -> regedit)
- Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER>SOFTWARE>Solidworks>SOLIDWORKS 2015>Performance>Graphics>Hardware>Current"
- Double click on the "Renderer" key and copy the text under "Value Data". For example, for the GTX 1050Ti mine was "GeForce GTX 1050TiPCIe/SSE2"
- Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWARE>Solidworks>SOLIDWORKS 2017>Performance>Graphics>Gl2Shaders>NV40"
- Right-click on the NV40 folder on the left pane and select "New -> Key"
- Rename the new key with what was copied in step #3
- The only key in this folder should be a "(Default)" key
- Right-click on the right pane and select "New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value"
- Name this new key "Workarounds"
- Double-click on the "Workarounds" key and enter the value "30408". You should be in Hexadecimal mode.
- RealView should now be available. If it is not, try setting the value in step #10 to "31408" or "30008"
On a related note, you may want to install the SOLIDWORKS recommend graphics driver for version 2016 from here (Graphics Card Drivers | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS) and see if performance is good. If it is bad you may just want to go get the latest driver for this machine from Dell.