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SW2016 Poor/Slow Perfomance

Question asked by David Walker on Aug 19, 2016
Latest reply on May 23, 2017 by Wayne Harrison

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?