Do not buy a larger hard drive! Upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2015!

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE updated October 7, 2014


Tell your IT department the good news. There is no need to buy bigger hard drives this year! Better use the money to send you and your colleagues to those advanced SOLIDWORKS training courses you always asked for.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 files (sldprt and sldasm) are about half the size compared to the 2014 format! You might be even able to attach them to emails again.

I did a quick experiment yesterday upgrading the file set of a large assembly to SOLIDWORKS 2015. Take a look at the results:

45% file size reduction in SOLIDWORKS 2015

45% file size reduction in SOLIDWORKS 2015

How much space will you save on your Vault or your local drive after upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2015? Please let us know by commenting on this article.

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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.