System Requirements for SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Before installing SOLIDWORKS Visualize and SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost, you must have a separate serial number for each product.

Ensure that each computer running SOLIDWORKS Visualize or SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost meets the requirements listed in System Requirements.

For GPU support using NVIDIA® Iray® or 3DS Stellar Physically Correct:
  • NVIDIA® graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro®/NVIDIA GeForce®/Tesla™ with at least NVIDIA Maxwell™ chip; Dual-GPU setup with at least NVIDIA Maxwell™ cards for the best experience
  • NVIDIA driver support for CUDA® 11.8 or newer required
  • Recommendation: NVIDIA driver version 528.95 (or newer)
For GPU support using AMD ProRender:
  • A GPU and driver supporting the Vulkan standard
  • Recommendation: Support for hardware raytracing and 8GB of video memory
For GPU Denoiser support:
  • A minimum of 4GB of video memory
If an applicable GPU is not found, SOLIDWORKS Visualize defaults to the central processing unit (CPU) and does not use the installed graphics card for GPU-acceleration.

See SOLIDWORKS Hardware Certification for more information on specific graphics cards and drivers.