Sreerag Venugopal

How do I activate realview graphics in SolidWorks 2016 using nvidia 640m graphics card?

Question by Sreerag Venugopal

I got solidworks 2016 sp1 and its activating realview graphics even if i have nvidia 640m graphics card..

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peter kramer
Answered on 29 Jul, 2017 12:40 AM

One modification!

1) Open regedit.
2) Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ SolidWorks \ SOLIDWORKS 2017 \ Performance \ Graphics \ Hardware \ Current
3) Double click Renderer and Ctrl-C (copy) the data string (Mine is "GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2)
4) Go back up to Hardware Folder \ GI2Shaders \ NV40
5) Right Click NV40 -> New Key
6) Ctrl-V to paste your hardware string into a new key.
7) Click off and Click back on your new key to make sure you're editing that one.
8) In the right hand window pane, Right click -> New DWORD (32-bit).

>>>>>>Rename Dword to "Workarounds" (Minus the quotes.

9) Leave it as Hex and enter 30008 as the value.
10) Before closing regedit, open SolidWorks and check to see if RealView is enabled.

This works nicely.

 
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Mike Centola
Answered on 9 Dec, 2016 05:48 PM

1) Open regedit.
2) Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ SolidWorks \ SOLIDWORKS 2017 \ Performance \ Graphics \ Hardware \ Current
3) Double click Renderer and Ctrl-C (copy) the data string (Mine is "GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2)
4) Go back up to Hardware Folder \ GI2Shaders \ NV40
5) Right Click NV40 -> New Key
6) Ctrl-V to paste your hardware string into a new key.
7) Click off and Click back on your new key to make sure you're editing that one.
8) In the right hand window pane, Right click -> New DWORD (32-bit).
9) Leave it as Hex and enter 30008 as the value.
10) Before closing regedit, open SolidWorks and check to see if RealView is enabled.

Give it a shot! worked for me :)

 
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Angel Ramirez
Answered on 9 Dec, 2016 04:58 PM

Good morning friend, if your card is not certified by solidworks, for example a m6000 Quadro, the real view graphics will not be available,But it is not impossible, you just have to make some settings in the system of solidworks, this to add the specifications of your video card to the system and detect it as a video card certified for the use of realview grafics,I will leave you a videotutorial and in less than 5 minutes you will have activated your graphics realview, , This method works with any video card, up to 1 or 2 Gb, or more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcviqFwkxO4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km5h8OhMJiI&t=191s

Just follow the steps, is very easy.
The two videos is the same method one is in English and the other Spanish,

Example I leave you two render that I made with different video cards not certified by solidworks, but with these tutorials activate the graphics real view, and works perfectly.
SUCCESS!!!

 
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Thomenic
Answered on 15 May, 2017 08:34 PM

Guys, this thing is not working for me, kindly help. Am using GeForce 840M/PCIe/SSE2, I did exactly what you suggested but no reaping. Am using Windows 10 Pro. Help

 
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