Does i need DirectX 9.0 for using Solidworks?

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
Does i need DirectX 9.0 for using Solidworks?

What are the consequences for not having installed or not fully updated?

Question by:Danny_Larouche
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    It seems that only a certified OpenGL workstation graphics card and driver are required.
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    Expert Comment

    That is, as DirectX is part of windows, it is probably needed to have a smooth working PC. Just no need for the latest version necessarily.
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    Accepted Solution

    Literally taken, techn125 is correct, but ....

    Most certified video drivers for SolidWorks rely heavily on other video/rendering calls, not direct-X.
    But when used for other purposes, (ie. gaming) they will look for current direct-x first.
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    Author Comment

    They use solidwork certified Nvidia openGL Quadro4 card. Then if i understand, solidwork will not take care of DirectX then will use the card`s drivers, right?

    Effectively, there is no mention on solidwork`s website about directX.


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