I currently run Solidworks and Logopress on my computer with large assemblies. My system seems pretty slow and was wondering what workstation works best for my situation. I have attached a picture of what I currently have.
As a first and cheap process of enhancing your speed try upgrading your RAM to start with perhaps.
compare your computer to the min requirements needed for Solid Works. Then if you have from 5k to 10k start shopping for new computers. that or you could look at upgrading the one that you have.
I once worked with a gaming computer for dell. Things that should have taken 20 min took all day.....I finally decided to buy my own computer and then the boss decided to get me the same thing for the office. What a difference it made. There where one or two times I was able to work from the house, and the same computer there at the house was great. Then only bad thing was that right after that announcement SW was not going to run on that operating system any more.
There are bunches of post here about building computers, to what to do with the new computer....so check them out and see what you can do to improve your current system and what you want to end up working with.
I also suggest you have your primary drive a SSD. The programs should be set to run from the SSD and your files should be stored on a separate drive. SSD makes a huge difference in access speeds.
For large assemblies, I would say 32gb or even 64gb of RAM should help a lot. Using an m.2 SSD versus a regular HDD will also help out with the speed of loading and saving files.
Take a look at these threads for general spec's and information:
What specs do I need for a new computer to use SolidWorks?
What specs are recommended for a new computer purchase for running solidworks
Please make sure you learn, know, understand and use the tools that SolidWorks provides for working with large assemblies.
If you aren't using LightWeight, Large Assembly Mode, SpeekPak, Lowering the level of detail, simplified configurations, etc., no hardware will suffice. We have this problem here. Engineers will not use these tools and they think it's a hardware issue.
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