Stephen Wilson

Supported Graphics for Older versions of SolidWorks?

Discussion created by Stephen Wilson on Mar 6, 2020
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2021 by Frank Oostendorp

I'm using an older video card that is neither supported by Windows 10 nor SolidWorks. It kinda works for the most part but, I have a lot of trouble zooming and rotating. The system often hangs for 10 seconds or more when I'm trying to move stuff around on the screen. The system RAM and CPU are not being taxed heavily at all during these times so, I'm assuming the culprit is my unsupported video card. 

I am using SolidWorks 2016. I want to get a new board that will be supported by both SW 2016 and Windows 10. But, when I try to search I keep ending up on the current system requirement page for SolidWorks (last updated January 2020)

I'm considering the Nvidia K2000 and K4000. How can I determine if my older version of SolidWorks will support these cards?

Thanks in advance for your time.

Outcomes