I'm facing an issue when I'm generating an EER diagram with MySQL Workbench 8.0

I'm using MySQL Workbench on a local Windows 10 virtual machine. My VM is running with VMWare Workstation 12.5.0.

I select some tables, a stored procedure and generate the diagram. In the progress dialog, I can see the Reverse Engineering is successful. When it comes to place Objects on Diagram, the virtual machine crashes and shows this message :

VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (svga)

Exception 0xc0000005 (access violation) has occured

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I found a way to prevent this crash.

In MySQL Workbench, go to Edit > Preferences...

Go to the Modeling section and tick "Force use of software based rendering for EER diagrams"

Restart MySQL Workbench.

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