Prerequisites and System Requirements

Before installing SOLIDWORKS Visualize and SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost, you must have the following prerequisites for each machine:
  • a SOLIDWORKS Visualize serial number
  • a SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost serial number
Each computer running SOLIDWORKS Visualize or SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost must meet these requirements:
  • Windows® 7 or newer (64-bit)
  • Dual core CPU; Quad core recommended
  • 8GB RAM; 16GB recommended
  • 2GB free disk space; 5GB recommended
  • 2GB or more GPU RAM; 4GB recommended
  • NVIDIA® graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro®/NVIDIA GeForce®/Tesla™ with at least NVIDIA Kepler™ chip; Dual-GPU setup with at least NVIDIA Maxwell™ cards for the best experience
  • NVIDIA driver version 385.41 (or newer) recommended
  • NVIDIA driver support for CUDA® 9.0 or newer required
  • HDR Light Studio connection: HDR Light Studio v5.3.3 or newer, except v5.4
  • 4GB of video memory or more required for the Denoiser feature
If non-NVIDIA graphics cards are installed, SOLIDWORKS Visualize defaults to the central processing unit (CPU) and does use these cards for GPU-acceleration. Also, NVIDIA cards based on Fermi™ architecture no longer support GPU acceleration.