SOLIDWORKS Hardware

SOLIDWORKS Performance Test will help you select the right Workstation

Are you looking for a new SOLIDWORKS workstation?  You may have already reviewed the latest Hardware Recommendations available on our website, but you may still have several possible systems left to select from. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see actual, real world SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide (Part 1 of 3)

SOLIDWORKS Crash Screen

Experiencing a repeated SOLIDWORKS Crash? Here are some recommended steps to troubleshoot the problem: If in addition to crashing you are also getting warnings about low system resources from SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor, then review this article. Have you rebooted your system lately?  We recommend rebooting the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Update Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2017 Update frequently asked questions answered below: SOLIDWORKS 2017 General Information SOLIDWORKS 2017 Installation SOLIDWORKS 2017 Standalone licensing SOLIDWORKS 2017 SolidNetWork Licensing (network/floating) licensing SOLIDWORKS 2017 Activation SOLIDWORKS 2017 Update General Information Review our SOLIDWORKS 2017 update general topic questions: How can…

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Hold on to your 3D motion controllers folks…they just became a whole lot more useful!

Like many folks, I’ve had a 3D motion controller sitting on or near my desk for years now.  One of the things that frustrated me with motion controllers in general, and specifically the motion controllers manufactured by 3DConnexion, was that their usage was limited to…

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Do you use a HP Z800 with 64GB or more of RAM? PLEASE READ…

If you use, or are planning on purchasing in the near future, a HP Z800 workstation running Windows 7 x64 that has 64 GB or more of RAM installed and NVidia Quadro graphics, you could run into a driver compatibility problem that will prevent SolidWorks from running unless Software OpenGL mode is used.

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How do multi-core processors help with SolidWorks?

SolidWorks actually uses multi-thread technology for certain functions.  This is different from when we talk about multi-cores.  Multi-core describes the CPU.  It is the operating system that ultimately decides what Core each Thread runs on.  Windows 7 is said to utilize multiple processors more efficiently…

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Optimizing the Virtual Memory on a System

System Information

The virtual memory on your computer should be adjusted to provide optimum performance, and minimum fragmentation.  While this guide is written for Windows XP, the changes and settings are also fully applicable to other Windows operating system (however the locations of the menus in question…

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