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….