Model Display Performance Improvements

Render Pipeline

SOLIDWORKS 2019 uses a new graphics architecture for parts and assemblies. This architecture provides a more responsive, real-time display especially for large models. It takes advantage of modern OpenGL (4.5) and hardware-accelerated rendering to maintain a high level of detail and frame rate when you pan, zoom, or rotate large models. These performance improvements scale up with the higher-end graphics cards not fully supported in previous versions of SOLIDWORKS. These changes do not apply to drawings.

To turn on the new architecture in SOLIDWORKS 2019, select Tools > Options > System Options > Performance and select Enable graphics performance (Beta feature, requires SOLIDWORKS restart).