22 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2017 8:25 AM by Wayne Harrison

    SW2016 Poor/Slow Perfomance

    David Walker

      I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to why SolidWorks 2016 is running slow on my computer.

      Below are my system specs:

      SolidWorks 2016 SP 3.0

      OS: Windows 10 64-Bit

      Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz

      RAM: 16 GB

      Video Card: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor

           Total Available Graphics memory 12259 MB

           Dedicated Video Memory: 4096 MB

           System Video Memory: 0 MB

           Shared System Memory: 8163 MB


      The program is extremely slow, especially when working with drawings and assemblies.  I have tolerated this for the past 3 months but now it is getting very annoying.

      There is a lag when trying to do anything within the program.  Prior to upgrading to Windows 10 the program was fine.

      I thought that maybe the Video Card not being one recommended by SolidWorks was the issue.  Would changing to a preferred VC solve my latency issues?