How to activate RealView Graphics if the icon is grey?
I have tried for a long time but still have no idea.
Sean,.. we can guess you have a non-certified graphics card.
so,.. if you comfortable changing the registry... check out this external thread on the subject.
How I can activate "real view graphics" in my "Solidworks 2015 X 64 Bit,SP2" ? My operating system is Windows 7 X 64 Bit…
What graphics card are you using?
RealView only works with nVidia Quadro, AMD FireGL/Pro or Radeon Pro cards.
If you don't have an approved card you may be able to soft mod or hack the card with a utility called RealHack.
Check here for the approved cards and drivers for your system.
Graphics Card Drivers | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS
Thank you for helping me~~~~
NVIDIA NVS 5400M did NOT work with RealView Graphics on SW2016, right?
It's worked already!!!
It really worked, thank you so much~
btw, Sean.. here is reference blog on the registry change..
Resetting the SOLIDWORKS registry
run it.. it is enough to change year of SW in a notebook
While Solidworks currently supports only specific series of graphic cards of particular producer (i.e for Nvidia only Grid and Quadro series are supported) you have to modify the registry to trick your Solidworks to think it is using one of the supported cards. You have to follow the instructions in the link of "correct answer" above then find an equivalent model of your current graphic card in the supported serie (i.e. my card is Geforce 970, I found its equivalent by typing in Google "Geforce 970 vs [blank space] Quadro". Results shown up comparing my card to quadro k2200). When you find out the equivalent of your card, find its folder in the registry and copy its value in "roundabout" file and paste it into new key you created in new folder (as in the instruction in the link). None of the codes in the tutorials on the internet worked for me, only this way so I post it so it may help those who can't find find tutorial for the exact card.
I've just encountered this problem myself but my solution was much simpler:
RealView Graphics is automatically disabled when large assembly mode is on.
So make sure Large Assembly Mode is off first. It's obvious when you think about it but hopefully this will save someone some head scratching!
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