SOLIDWORKS and EPDM 2015 – List of Supported Virtual Environments

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated December 23, 2014

With the release of SolidWorks 2015 and SolidWorks Enterprise EPDM 2015, some virtual environments are now supported. Below is a list of which virtual environments are supported and which SolidWorks programs are supported in these environments.

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  • Virtual environments force SOLIDWORKS, eDrawings, and DraftSight to run in Software OpenGL mode resulting in significant graphics performance degradation.


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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.