We’ve been getting calls from customers reporting messages within SOLIDWORKS stating it’s time to get an updated NVIDIA graphics card driver. In fact, all CAD programs lean pretty heavily on your GPU. Therefore, it’s a good idea for you to always use the latest driver even if you haven’t received a message. NVIDIA is regularly modifying the drivers that control NVIDIA graphics cards. Furthermore, these updated drivers are often released through their website every few weeks. Installing the latest drivers will ensure that you get the best performance out of your SOLIDWORKS workstation. Moreso, it may also resolve any instability issues you are having while running SOLIDWORKS. Also, double check to make sure your computer meets the SOLIDWORKS minimum requirements, which we provide and maintain a listing of here. And if you need the Mastercam minimum requirements, we list those on our website as well here.
We’ve posted a video to cover the best way to make sure your SolidBox has the latest driver. This video will walk you through how to update your NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver.
Useful link: NVIDIA Download Drivers page