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RealView Graphics is a feature in SolidWorks that enables the textures and graphics on the component or part. This feature allows the user visualize how the product will look after manufacturing, but the graphics on display are not very accurate. Furthermore, we see the condition in the real world is different from the environment present in the software. The lighting condition, Texture, and material are flexible and altered according to the requirement, and then the Realview graphic generation starts. It is a Real-time feature as it shows the graphics all the time. While working on the model or assembly part, you will see the RealView graphics.


How to Enable RealView Graphics in SolidWorks?

For Enabling the Real view, you have to follow a few steps.

  1. Click on View Setting > RealView Graphics.

  1. Click on the View > Display > RealView Graphics.


If this feature is not Active in your software that means you don’t have Graphics supported Graphics Card. Graphics card plays a very important role in RealView rendering or Graphics Generation.

Supported Graphics cards used by professionals are:-

  • Quadro P4000
  • Quadro P2000
  • Quadro P4000
  • Quadro P3000
  • Nvidia RTX series

Alternative methods can also enable the Realview Graphics in SolidWorks. In this method, you need to make corrections in the Registry directory and add your Graphics card.


Click on start button > type and search Registry editor > Open Registry editor.

Now, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > SolidWorks > Solidworks 2022 (you will see your version) Performance > Graphics > Hardware > Current


look for the current Graphics card active on your Desktop or laptop in Render. Double click on the render and copy the name of the card from the value data.

Now go to Hardware again > G12 Shaders > Right-click and create a new KEY  > rename it to the name we have copied > Right-click on the space on the right and select 32bit DWORD > rename it to “Workarounds” > right click on in and click modify > enter value 30408 or 31408 or 30008 and make sure Hexadecimal is selected.



Close the software, restart the system and try opening the file in Solidworks or creating a part. However, if the RealView is not enabled try changing the values in Workarounds.

I hope this article helped you in exploring one of the features of Solidworks. And you can explore more articles Down below.