Realistic Design without Compromise
Greater Realism With GPU Accelerated Features Enabled for SOLIDWORKS® 2015 Users
The latest AMD FirePro™ professional graphics cards were designed for advanced SOLIDWORKS® workflows and simultaneous engineering, combining complex CAD modeling with sophisticated rendering and simulation (CAE). Unlike consumer graphics, the AMD FirePro™ professional graphics cards provide a number of GPU accelerated features and SOLIDWORKS-specific optimizations, delivering increased realism, outstanding performance and greater interactivity for designers and engineers.
It also features a number of SOLIDWORKS-specific optimizations to ensure designers and engineers get the most out of their workstation. With the latest AMD FirePro™ driver available today, experience the graphics performance of SOLIDWORKS® 2015 when using the new AMD FirePro™ W-series graphics cards.
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More Accurate Designs With New GPU-Accelerated Transparency Mode
Order Independent Transparency (OIT) is available for SOLIDWORKS 2014 and 2015. OIT provides a “pixel-accurate” representation of the model and its surrounding geometry and delivers significant performance improvement over traditional blended mode because it is accelerated by the AMD FirePro™ GPU. This creates a more 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.
SOLIDWORKS 2015 brings 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 you want 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. OIT is automatically enabled when using the AMD FirePro™ professional graphics card with 2GB GPU memory.
“We wish to acknowledge AMD for their collaborative efforts on the transparency visualization functionality within the SOLIDWORKS 2014 release; given our strong partnership with AMD at the R&D level, the teams worked very well together on the implementation of this functionality."
Vajrang Parvate, Director, SolidWorks Product Development