SOLIDWORKS Rx Safe Modes can be used to disable or bypass certain SOLIDWORKS and system setting in order to isolate SOLIDWORKS issues.
The SOLIDWORKS Rx tool is available from Start > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS > SOLIDWORKS Tools > SOLIDWORKS Rx
Safe Modes are found on the Home page of the Rx tool.
Safe Mode #1
The first option will launch SOLIDWORKS in “Software Open GL mode”. This will by bypass your system’s video card and is useful in determining if crashing and/or graphical issues are related to your video card. Many graphics issues can be related to driver incompatibility, the Diagnostics tab, of the Rx report, will provide notice if your current driver is not supported and will provide a link to download the correct driver.
Safe Mode #2
The second option will launch SOLIDWORKS with the default settings. This can be useful when you are trying to determine if setting is responsible for the behavior you are seeing. These changes only apply the next time you launch SOLIDWORKS. Future launches will use the settings you have defined, so there is no risk of losing your settings.