Validating Graphics Cards When Installing or Upgrading

When you finish installing or upgrading SOLIDWORKS on your machine, run SOLIDWORKS Rx to ensure that your machine is running a supported graphics card and graphics card driver.

To validate graphics cards when installing or upgrading:

  1. When the Installation Manager completes installing and displays the Finish page, under Check Your System, click Run System Diagnostics.

    SOLIDWORKS Rx starts and runs diagnostics.

  2. SOLIDWORKS Rx confirms if the graphics card and graphics card driver are supported.
    If the graphics card is supported but the driver is not, a status message may provide an indication for a driver update.

Every tenth time you start SOLIDWORKS, a Check Your System message appears and recommends that you run system diagnostics again. To suppress these notifications, right-click SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor in the Windows notification area and click Dismiss Graphics Notifications.

You can validate a graphics card and driver at any time by right-clicking the SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor in the Windows notification area. The menu also lets you:
  • Access Help for the SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor
  • Run System Diagnostics
  • Dismiss Graphics Notifications
  • Dismiss Subscription Notifications
  • View Certified Graphics Drivers