Would like to know if anybody has had any luck using a Gaming laptop for SW2017?
Hmmmm, What luck you are looking, Try searching here in the forum for non SW GPU support because there are many threads here the problem is i'm a little lazy to dig those threads.
Short answer is yes, it will work. Will it work well? That depends on what type of work you hope to do with it. "Swoopy" shapes, complicated geometry and large assemblies will cause more problems than an approved workstation will.
The operating system must be 64-bit and is suggested to be Win 10/7 pro (not home version).
I have been using an Alienware laptop for years with SolidWorks.
No Real View Graphics - but if I want pretty pictures I use PhotoView 360 anyhow.
J. Mather -
I am running an Alienware and i crash all the time. I don't understand why. It's got a GTX1070 GPU.
It's not got 'approved' drivers but I don't understand why it's so sluggish.
I get out of memory errors all the time and have 32gb ram. Solidworks is up to 4gb used and starts throwing the errors. I am running a 64bit OS.
Did you do any tweaks / mod's to yours?
what is your GPU driver version
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
When I look at the rubbish that users install on their machines - I am not surprised that they have trouble.
All I can tell you is that I treat my machine as a professional tool and do not install any rubbish or visit questionable websites.
My machine runs multiple CAD apps with only occasional crashes.
SolidWorks is running very stable.
I would say SolidWorks on the laptop with older GeForce GTX 560M is as stable as on my desktop which does have an approved graphics card.
I too have been using an Alienware laptop for home use. The thing kicks a$$. No more issues then I see on my work's workstation.
This is laughable but I wanted to pass it on to you. I just got a message from our IT dept that our Security/filter system has flagged something in your message that it seems as "offensive language". The only thing I see that could possibly have caused this is what your "thing kicks ____". Again, the only reason I bring it up is to warn you that it could cause a "flag" in other systems.
That is laughable but good to know! They must have you set up fairly tight, I did use $ instead of an "S" to help prevent that. Wasn't trying to get flagged. Thanks Jeff
No apology needed
What processor you have for this laptop? if it's decent one, you can replace the video card for a 3D CAD one
by the way, r u going to use it for viewing or doing actual work?
Lenovo y series.Cpu is plenty fast for website and works for light gaming.
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I use a MSI Apache GE72 for Solidworks drawing all day everyday. I always have 2 solidworks windows open on 2 different displays. I sometimes use Autocad on my third display.
Never had any lag or whatever, works perfectly. I'd buy the same laptop again.
You can turn realview on with a little regedit tweak, with that on i'm only able to use 1 window of solidworks otherwise everything becomes laggy.
This forum is riddled with threads by users who found gaming laptops are not quite ideal CAD platforms.
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