Transparency (OIT) - More Accurate Designs with GPU-Accelerated Transparency Mode
Order Independent Transparency (OIT) has been available since SOLIDWORKS® 2014. OIT provides a “pixel-accurate” transparency mode and is designed to be accelerated by the Radeon Pro GPU, enabling superior performance. This graphics mode helps improve the user’s sense of “design intuition” and aid in increased productivity and 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 and 2018 bring 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.
Powerful Real-time Previews with RealView®
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 provide more realism to your design and reduce the need for ray-traced rendering.
Radeon™ ProRender is AMD’s powerful physically-based rendering engine that lets designers and engineers use open industry standards to leverage GPU and CPU performance to produce stunningly photorealistic images in Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS®, a 3D CAD solution that “quickly transforms new ideas into great products.”
Fast, accurate, and easy to use Radeon™ ProRender is available as an add-in for SOLIDWORKS and can be used to give your designs that extra little pop of render realism.
Radeon™ ProRender is fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS 2016 and higher and works directly using simple to use SOLIDWORKS appearances to render your geometry accurately.
For more information on the Radeon ProRender plugin for SOLIDWORKS visit https://pro.radeon.com/en/software/prorender/solidworks/.
Take your Workflow to the Next Level of Realism with VR
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 and WX 9100 workstation graphics cards, professionals can create and consume VR content on the same system. With SOLIDWORKS® 2017 and 2018, the free Radeon ProRender add-in for SolidWorks, and the free Unreal Engine 4.17 with the free ProRender Game Engine Importer Beta plug-in, designers can render their CAD model using Radeon ProRender and export it into Unreal Engine to visualize the model in an interactive VR environment or build interactive experiences for the myriad AR/VR platforms supported by Unreal Engine. Watch the video below for a quick demonstration of how this works.
Superior Productivity with Multiple Displays
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 output1. 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.
Recommended Radeon Pro Hardware for your SOLIDWORKS Workflows
Tuned, Optimized, and Certified for SOLIDWORKS®
Radeon™ Pro WX Series graphics are 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.
|Model Size and Complexity||Visualization||Simulation||Virtual Reality||Form Factor|
|Radeon™ Pro WX 9100||● ● ●||● ● ●||● ● ●||● ● ●||Desktop Workstation|
|Radeon™ Pro WX 7100||● ● ●||● ● ●||● ● ●||●||Desktop Workstation|
|Radeon™ Pro WX 5100||● ●||● ● ●||● ●||N/D||Desktop Workstation|
|Radeon Pro WX 4100||●||●||●||N/D||SFF Desktop Workstation|
|AMD FirePro™ S7150||● ● ●*||● ● ●*||● ● ●*||N/D||Virtualized Graphics|
(*) Dependent on # of VMs configured. 2-4 users per GPU recommended.
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- AMD Eyefinity technology supports up to six DisplayPort monitors on an enabled graphics card. Supported display quantity, type and resolution vary by model and board design. Confirm specifications with manufacturer before purchase. To enable more than two displays, or multiple displays from a single output, additional hardware such as DisplayPort™-ready monitors or DisplayPort 2 MST-enabled hubs may be required. See www.amd.com/eyefinity for full details.