I cannot give you a simple answer to this, but I can guide you to 2 specific items:
First, your graphic car is a gaming one. GeForce line from NVIDIA is intended for gaming. Ideally, you want a buy a Quadro. You can look here to verify if the card you want to buy fits. Graphics Card Drivers | SolidWorks
Then your CPU. Intel i7 is great but this is not intended for strong workload. I would have a tendency to recomment using a Intel Xeon type processor for professional use but I do not have a strong argument to backup this.
Also, make sure to work locally, meaning on your local drive and NOT on the network. For extra speed, use a SSD! And use the fastest memory that your motherboard can support.
That is probably not all but that's a start!
Thanks for replying,
My IT guy is happy with this answer as you said it is a good start for now,
we will wait to see if there are more comments from the expertts like you.
You might want to move this thread to the Administration forum, as that is the one where questions about hardware and performance are answered best. Move will be available to you under the Actions to the right of the page. If you wish you can leave it here and ask again in Administration, but that leaves you two threads to follow and can lead to confusion.
We switched from Dell Precision workstations over to HP z620 and have been very pleased.
Your system has pretty good specs already but you'll defintiely need a better video card. We use nVidia K2000 / K4000 / K5000 here.
thanks for your replies,
My IT guy is thincking to get this system:
DELL PRECISION T3610 TOWER WORKSTATION
- WINDOWS 7 PROF 64 BIT
- INTEL XEON E5-1620 V2 PROCESSOR
- 32 GB (4X8G) 1866 MHZ DDR3 ECC RDIMM
- 1 GB NVIDIA@QUADRO K600
- 256 GB 2.5" SERIAL ATA SOLID STATE DRIVE
- ADITIONAL 500 GB 3.5" SERIAL ATA (7200 RPM)
- PRICE IS 2,751.75
Thanks for replying Tony,
My IT is agree with you but is out of budget,
He already ordered the DELL one
You should be happy with the Dell we use them company wide. They will overnight replacement parts if needed.
General Workstation Guidelines we use:
Get the fastest Xeon 4 core processor available.
16GB of ECC RAM min. (We found more isn't worth the cost)
SSD One single 256GB works. (2 SSD in RAID 0 isn't much better performance)
Video Card Nvidia Quadro 4000 or AMD FirePro V7900 (Budget about $700 to $900 for the card)
Dual 24" IPS panel 1920 x 1200 min. Monitors (Hey, it's your Eyeballs don't skimp)
Overall we budget about $3,000 for a workstation. We also try to upgrade every 4 years.
I would buy the Dell T3610 as well that Juanmanuel!
The BOXX is pretty neat Tony; cable and heat management seems well done in this gorgeous machine.
Interesting topic my friend
Solidworks , is a sweet lady in disguise.
No matter what you provide, it will never get satisfied
Coz, we have workstations with 24 GB Ram, some 550 MB graphics card or 1 GB (cant recall), i have also worked on computers with core 2 Duo processors with some 2 GB Ram and no graphics cards.
But in end, if Solidworks decides that it wants to crash... Than there is no computer in this world that can make our dear little Solidworks from stopping it.
Bitter Fun apart :
Just few advice from experience, try to work from local disk data , other than fetching data from LAN or server. This will speed up your working. Also suppress parts or assemblies on which you are not working currently.
When in assemblies you can also set components to lightweight which can dramatically improve perfomance.
Another trick I use when in large assemblies is to go into the task manager ( Ctrl + Alt + Delete) find the Solidworks process, right click > set priority > High.
Which seems to make quiet a difference.
As for the specs I have an 3.5 Ghz Intel i7, 16 Gb Ram and an Nvidia Quadro 2000, it's doing pretty well so far
There isn't one made that can run that piece of s*** program with out any problems.
That said get yourself a good gaming box a stick a workstation video card in it.
And if your really want it to fly use a PCI hard drive I recommend a Muskin Scorpin Deluxe.
Thanks everyone for all your interesting comments
Finally new DELL system is here,
Can anybody recommend me what files and which path to copy SW files from the old system in order to keep same configurations
before deactive SW?
Thanks and best regards
Use the "Copy Settings Wizard" to export your SolidWorks application settings to an SLDREG file.
For an idea of what folders you'll want to transfer, I'd look in the "File Locations" panel of the System Options dialog box. This will give you the paths to all of the resource files that SolidWorks uses.