My SolidWorks used to function perfectly but suddenly it started to work differently. Now it can't even open two windows or an assembly. I don't now what happened or what to do about this. What seems to be the problem?
Are you saying you can't go to View and select tile windows???
Have you run SOLIDWORKS Rx from the start menu to check to see if there are any issues? Specifically, start the application and go to the Diagnostics tab. Look for any issues in the list. One thing to definitely look at is the first one for the graphics card/driver. Are you running a supported graphics card and driver? If you are running a supported card but the driver needs to be updated, then update it.
If you are not running a supported card, this may very well be the cause of the problem. For unsupported cards, you may have to try various drivers from the manufacturer to see if one works. Also, Windows 10, if you are running that, will often automatically update the graphics driver and this could be the cause if this problem just started to happen. To try to troubleshoot whether it is the graphics card or not, you can go to the Home page of the SOLIDWORKS Rx application, go to the SOLIDWORKS Safe Modes section at the bottom of the page and run with the first, Software OpenGL safe mode. Then try to open multiple documents. In this mode, it bypasses your graphics driver and does all the graphics calculations on the CPU. It may be slower, but it is a good troubleshooting technique to see if it is a graphics card/driver problem.
Report back on what you find.
Thank you for your advice. It worked!
As a student, it's wonderful to have supporters like you sir.
Semih Ceylan wrote: Thank you for your advice. It worked!As a student, it's wonderful to have supporters like you sir.
Semih Ceylan wrote:
So which of my suggestions worked so that others that read this in the future will know the solution. Was it running in the Software OpenGL safe mode? If so, you can permanently set SOLIDWORKS to run in that mode by opening SOLIDWORKS and going to Tools, Options, System Options, Performance and checking the option Use Software OpenGL. This option will be grayed out if there are documents open since it can only be changed when no documents are open. But, this is considered a workaround for correcting your actual graphics card/driver problem. As I mentioned earlier, running in Software OpenGL will be slower than using the graphics card.
If the solution was updating your graphics driver, can you list the card that you have and what driver you used to get it working properly?
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