SOLIDWORKS Performance

Test your machine performance with the SOLIDWORKS Benchmark Tool

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

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How to avoid lost references to custom SOLIDWORKS Toolbox files

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2011, a new option was introduced to help avoid SOLIDWORKS Toolbox lost references. Under Tools > Options > System Options tab > Hole Wizard/Toolbox, there is now a check box “Make this folder the default search location for Toolbox components“. When is…

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Does SolidWorks Use Multi-Threading…..Yes!

One of the most common questions we receive is in regard to how SolidWorks uses processors that support Multi-Threading and if Multi-Threading should be enabled via a computers BIOS or not. In addition to the well known advantages with Simulation and Rendering, other operations within SolidWorks that can take advantage of Multi-Threading include: File Open File Save File Conversion Boolean Silhouettes Line generation Mass properties Body check User Interface Activities (dialog box interaction, redraw, etc…) The Swbgproc.exe process which silently updates HLR drawing views to High quality from draft. In prior releases with older P4 class machines it was suggested that Hyper-threading be disabled in the BIOS to streamline performance. With modern “Nahalem” processors (Core i3, i5 & i7) this additional step is not required….

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Increasing SOLIDWORKS Drawing Performance

Here are recommended options and best practices for increasing SOLIDWORKS drawing performance and reduce processing time when making changes: Select Sheets to Open Let’s start with the Open dialog box. By using “Select Sheets to Open”, you select the sheet(s) you need to work on. The remaining sheets can be viewed…

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