The latest Radeon™ Pro workstation cards are certified for advanced SOLIDWORKS® workflows and simultaneous engineering, combining complex CAD modeling with sophisticated rendering and simulation (CAE). Unlike consumer graphics cards, Radeon™ Pro WX Series graphics cards provide a number of GPU-accelerated features and SOLIDWORKS-specific optimizations, enabling increased realism, outstanding performance and enhanced interactivity for designers and engineers.
Order Independent Transparency (OIT) has been available since SOLIDWORKS® 2014. OIT provides a “pixel-accurate” representation of the model and its surrounding geometry and is designed to be accelerated by the Radeon Pro GPU, enabling higher performance when compared to traditional blended mode. This creates a practical transparent 3D viewpoint for
designers to continuously work within, helping improve the user’s sense of “design intuition” and aid in better decision-making throughout the product development stages.
Later versions of SOLIDWORKS® brought further enhancements to OIT with a new preview feature, allowing users to see parts and assemblies in grayscale, directly from the feature tree, before enabling them for edit. This gives great user feedback on which parts and assemblies to enable instead of just a bounding box. The grayscale image is accurate and responsive as the
information is stored in the GPU the entire time.
SOLIDWORKS® 2017 brings rapid design and greater “design intuition” with GPU-accelerated transparency mode (OIT) for managing mates (geometric relationships between SOLIDWORKS parts) and transparent section views. This enhances the process of selecting edges or planes in other components and makes constraining an assembly quick and easy. OIT is automatically enabled when using the Radeon™ Pro WX Series graphics card.
Radeon™ Pro WX Series graphics unleashes the power of RealView® and brings models to life. SOLIDWORKS® offers advanced shading in real time with RealView and Ambient Occlusion, which delivers outstanding depth and realism helping reduce the need for ray-traced rendering.
Seamlessly enabled within Radeon Pro Settings, Radeon Pro ReLive enables high-resolution screen capture recordings within SOLIDWORKS of development sessions, content creation processes and workflows for collaboration, presentation, or training purposes.
VR developers using professional-grade graphics certified for SOLIDWORKS have often had to switch to a separate PC with consumer-grade VR Ready graphics to assess the user experience of their newly created VR content.
With the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 workstation graphics card, professionals can create and consume VR content on the same system. The new Radeon Pro Software Crimson ReLive Edition works with SOLIDWORKS and supports CAD and 3D model visualization in VR.
SOLIDWORKS is now certified on our AMD FirePro™ S7150 Server GPU. Equipped with MxGPU technology, this hardware-based virtualized GPU solution offers enterprises the ability to move all graphics processing to the datacenter, allowing users to be more mobile while still having access to workstation-class graphics to drive their SOLIDWORKS workflows.
Product development workflows have changed significantly over recent years. Working with multiple applications is common in many development workflows with design, simulation, data management and collaboration all happening together.
Radeon™ Pro WX Series graphics cards feature AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology that empowers engineers to view multiple applications and product assemblies across three, four or even six high-resolution monitors all from a single graphics card, at up to 4K x 2K resolution for each output. Users can view designs at ultra-high resolutions for increased design accuracy, realism and better insight, or speed up workflow by using the extra screens to view additional applications.
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Radeon™ Pro WX Series graphics is thoroughly tested and certified by Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. to help ensure optimized performance and compatibility.
Used with workstations that are also tested and certified by Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. Radeon™ Pro WX Series graphics delivers advanced performance and reliability for rapid model creation and rendering. A single unified driver is available for all desktop and mobile Radeon™ Pro WX products, Radeon Pro Software ReLive edition, simplifying system administration and maintenance.
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