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Remotely deliver SOLIDWORKS with workstation performance

The NVIDIA GRID™ Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) is the only platform certified and supported by Dassault Systèmes to virtualize and remotely deliver SOLIDWORKS 2014 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, 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 performance anywhere, anytime - without the IT complexity of commercial virtualization solutions.

“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

A turnkey SOLIDWORKS 2014 remote graphics platform Each installation supports up to 8 SOLIDWORKS 2014 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 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 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.

For a list of SOLIDWORKS VARs selling the GRID VCA, visit GRID VCA Where to Buy.

The GRID VCA Configuration

  • 8 GRID Workspaces, these are Virtual Machines with Workstation performance
  • Each GRID Workspace has a Quadro K5000-class GPU
  • Each GRID Workspace has 30 GB of system memory
  • Each GRID Workspace has 8 virtual Xeon processor cores

Download the NVIDIA GRID VCA Datasheet for SOLIDWORKS here.
For more information on how GRID VCA works, visit our How it Works page.