MechDesigner is a graphics-heavy application. We suggest always keeping your graphics drivers up-to-date. Updating drivers can often correct odd visual behaviours such as freezing, artefacts, model slicing, and slow performance. You need at least OpenGL 3.5.
If you have a notebook or laptop computer:
You should visit the website of the notebook manufacturer to download the latest driver!
If you have a desktop or workstation computer:
Before you can update the graphics driver, you need to know what kind of graphics card you have. Once you know the kind of graphics card you have, visit the manufacturer's website to download the latest driver. Here are links for downloading drivers from the most common graphics card manufacturers:
- NVIDIA: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
- Intel: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/graphics
If you upgraded your driver to resolve a display issue, and it didn't resolve the issue, you may consider installing an older driver for your graphics card instead. Older drivers may be available online or in a resource CD that came with your computer. NVIDIA, for example, offers a driver archive.