I have applied a rubber texture to the appearance to my part and have been unable to see this texture to my part. I don't understand what is the problem. If any can figure this out please let me know. I have attached the part to this thread.
Should work on a student version. Most likely your graphic card driver.
Run Diagnostics with Solidworks RX to check your Graphic Card driver, see images.
You should be able to see it with real view graphics activated in the heads up toolbar, see image.
Ok, I thought something like that but for some reason that option isn't available to me. Looked up in the menu and tried it there and it is greyed out, again not allowing me to use that action. Do you know of a reason why that option is not working for me. I believe I have a student version, could that be my problem?
I believe that you found my problem. My video graphics card is a NVidia GeForce 9800M GTS. Its not listed on the page as supported. I'm running a Gateway FX gaming computer that I bought in 2007 I think, lol, its been awhile. Operating on Win8 64 bit. Its been a great an powerful lab top until now I guess. Well thank you very much for the very fast replies. I have been mostly self taught and don't have a lot of mentorship at this time. Just for the recorded, this is an awesome CAD. : )
Look up RealHack, the current version is 3.7 I believe. There's almost no performance impact.
Michael,.. there is a workaround via regedit and some software to activate it,.. do a forum search on "realview hack" and/or the web "solidworks realview nvidia workaround hack"
..and remember, if you're unsure, do a backup of your registry,.. have fun,... cheers!
I hope that your model is small and the texture is big. I think if you adjust the size of texture small (or) making your part file big/scale.
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Yeah, I was hopeful too on the size issue being to small or to large, but it's my video card. For some reason there is an issue, with CAD software vs gaming card software that I'm finding out. I plan on calling Solidworks today and ask this question to them. I do all of my work on a lab top and the few places that I have checked with already don't install the graphics card in them that are supported by solidworks. I did try the hack around and it didn't work with my current card, it maybe to old. To everyone responding, thanks so much for your input. Its great to know that there is so many willing to help.
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