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Graphics Card Validation

When you install or upgrade the SOLIDWORKS software, a Check Your System message prompts you to run SOLIDWORKS RX to validate your graphics card before you use the software.

If you change your graphics card or driver and it does not meet the requirements for running SOLIDWORKS, another message informs you that the card is out of date and provides a link to download the recommended driver.

The Check Your System message appears every tenth time you start SOLIDWORKS. Clicking the message opens SOLIDWORKS RX to the Diagnostics tab. You can also manually run SOLIDWORKS RX by clicking SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor in the Windows notification area and then clicking the message that appears.

To suppress these notifications, right-click SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor and click Turn Off Notifications.

The shortcut menu also lets you:
  • Display Help for the SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor
  • Run System Diagnostics
  • Clear Turn Off Notifications to restore notifications
  • Update Graphics Drivers (if your current driver does not support SOLIDWORKS)


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