The NVIDIA GRID™ Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) is the only platform certified and supported by Dassault Systems to virtualize and run SOLIDWORKS remotely over the network. VCA is a powerful GPU-based appliance that can be centrally located and accessed via the company network. GPU acceleration gives users working locally or remotely, including notebooks or mobile devices, the same SOLIDWORKS experience they would get from a dedicated high performance desk-side workstation. It's a powerful tool for small and medium-size businesses looking to provide their workforce with workstation-class performance anywhere, anytime - without the IT complexity of commercial virtualization solutions.

The GRID VCA Configuration

  • Eight Quadro K5000-class GPUs
  • Two Xeon processors with eight cores each (16 physical cores)
  • 256 GB of system memory
  • Two ten GigE and two 1GigE NICs

Advantages of GRID VCA for SOLIDWORKS



A turnkey SOLIDWORKS remote graphics platform

Each installation supports up to 8 SOLIDWORKS designers concurrently. Each designer has a powerful graphics workspace powered by a Quadro K5000-class GPU.

High performance Quadro professional graphics

Each designer is delivered a high performance personal Workspace, capable of managing all SOLIDWORKS design modes, including large assemblies, RealView and more.

Certified for SOLIDWORKS 2014

The GRID VCA is the only remote computing platform to be tested, certified and fully supported by SOLIDWORKS.

Improved Security 

Valuable SOLIDWORKS data files and the GRID VCA are both co-located in a secure central location. Only the SOLIDWORKS user interface is  streamed to the user. Intellectual property and important data never leave the company.

Use SOLIDWORKS on your favorite system;
Mac, Windows or Linux

Designers get high-end workstation-class performance on the system of their choice. They can work with SOLIDWORKS on Mac, Linux, and even on entry-level Windows PCs.

Simple to maintain and manage

The GRID VCA simplifies management of SOLIDWORKS workstations.  Instead of managing 8 individual workstations, the IT manager maintains one appliance delivering up to 8 concurrent sessions of SOLIDWORKS.


“NVIDIA GRID™ VCA delivers an amazing design experience with SolidWorks from any PC or Mac. With centralized access to fast GPUs, designers can deliver their highest-quality work.”

- Bertrand Sicot, CEO, SOLIDWORKS

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