Test your machine performance with the SOLIDWORKS Benchmark Tool

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE updated August 2, 2011


Did you know that SOLIDWORKS Rx is equipped with a SOLIDWORKS Benchmark tool? To run the performance test either activate SOLIDWORKS Rx or pick SOLIDWORKS Performance Test 20XX from your Windows apps:

SOLIDWORKS Performance Test

SOLIDWORKS Performance Test

With SOLIDWORKS Rx active, under the Benchmark tab you’ll find some instructions for conducting the test:

Before Running a Benchmark:

  • SOLIDWORKS and PhotoView 360 (if installed) will be tested
  • Reboot your computer prior to starting the test
  • The test can take up to 30 minutes, depending on computer configuration. Do not use your computer for other applications during the test.

SOLIDWORKS Benchmark Test

When you are ready select the Start Benchmark button

Not only you can test your machine, but the competitive side of you will be satisfied knowing that your results can be compared to rest of the world and your scores can be shared on a new site called (how else) Share your Score.

One more advice before rushing to complete the tests. Read Greg Jankowski’s in-depth analysis of the whole battery of tests, including benefits, expectations and limitations.

Good luck!

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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.