SOLIDWORKS Performance

How to adjust Part Image Quality to improve SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Performance

Large Assembly Performance Image Quality

Working with large assembly files in SOLIDWORKS is a challenge and requires some training. Using SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Performance techniques is one of the key elements to handle heavy designs quicker. There are several techniques, two of which include decreasing the size of your assembly file and…

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Adjusting Virtual Memory (Windows Pagefile) for increased SOLIDWORKS Performance

SOLIDWORKS Performance

We use this procedure a great deal when attempting to enhance the performance of systems where SOLIDWORKS is having difficulty with importing or exporting geometry, or handling larger assemblies.

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Using Preserve Geometry References when saving a SOLIDWORKS Assembly as a Part

Part with solid bodies

Do you have an assembly with complex parts which has a high rebuild time? Maybe it’s a supplier assembly, or an assembly that you don’t want any components modified. Saving the assembly as a part can help to reduce file size, decrease load time, and…

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How to Simplify SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies to increase performance

We often suggest and discuss methods for improving performance of a SOLIDWORKS large assembly, e.g. using Defeature, Envelope, Large Design Review.  For components with complex geometry, perhaps used for reference, or manufactured elsewhere, the SOLIDWORKS Simplify tool can help reduce the complexity and the time…

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Reduce SOLIDWORKS assembly open times by specifying external reference search locations

If there is one topic that repeatedly sends our customers to sleep, it’s file references. But what if I could tell you that could save time whenever you open an assembly? Where is this magic time saving switch you ask?   It is squarely located within…

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What happened to AssemblyXpert in SOLIDWORKS 2017?

SOLIDWORKS Performance Evaluation

If you have recently upgraded to SOLIDWORKS 2017 you may have trouble finding the AssemblyXpert tool.  Not to worry DS SOLIDWORKS has not removed this functionality; but simply renamed it to the more suitable “SOLIDWORKS Performance Evaluation” tool. If you are not familiar with the Performance Evaluation…

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The SOLIDWORKS Performance Evaluation Tool sheds light on slow loading Drawings

Performance Evaluation Report dialog

In SOLIDWORKS there are many different tools to help you speed up the load time of your files. In the latest release of SOLIDWORKS you can now generate a report that examines a drawing for performance issues, and lists rebuild times for drawing elements such as…

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SQL Tasks for improving SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault Performance

While helping a customer to resolve SOLIDWORKS EPDM performance issues, I came across an SQL query in the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base, which can help determine if Rebuild, Reorder, or Shrink SQL maintenance tasks can be used to improve SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault Performance. I found this utility…

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