When I launch the app all of a sudden, it is getting stuck in the initialization phase. It has worked wonderfully up until today. I have not made any recent changes to the PC or software etc.. Please advise.
If you go to Help > System Info does it have any warnings?
Hi There no it does not. Look good. Should I re-install? I am dead in the water right now on a hot project.
I found a way to get around "Initialization Lock" issue within Visualize.
Hope this helps.
I would love to get some feedback on how I can fix the original issue however, hoping this temp fix can help SW engineering offer some input on why I might be experiencing this issue.
Great news that you found a work around for now.
I have had the exact same issue before. What I found was that Solidworks visualize was defaulting to my onboard graphics despite it suggesting it was using my graphics card in the system info window.
You can try forcing visualize to use your graphics card through the graphics card control panel.
I know for NVIDIA you can right click your desktop to access the control panel. Go to Manage 3D settings > Program settings tab. If visualize is not listed in the drop down use the option to add. Then from the drop down menu under neither make sure it is set to your graphics card.
Hope this helps.
You rock thanks, I will try this as well. I have had issues with these two video cards and some of the icons in SW explorer and CAM toolpath editor. This makes sense.
I would definitely give it a try then. You can force any application to use a specific card through the graphics card control panel.
One thing I will say is I also have colleagues who needed to deactivate their onboard graphics to resolve a few issues but I believe the method I suggested should work.
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