One of the first questions anyone will ask you is: Did you perform any updates to the files from 2014? If not, that's part of the problem perhaps. Each time SW2016 opens up an older version, it has to be updated and this can slow down performance.
Another question might be: Are you opening these files from a network share? If so, can you copy and open the same assemblies from a local drive and see if performance changes?
That is a possibility.
We didn't update any files, we just did the version change on WPDM.
Regarding the network share, that should not be the source of any additional slowdown, because 2014 was also on the same network.
I'll keep an eye on things to see whether things improve as objects are updated by saving them back to the vault.
John Wayman wrote:
It seems pretty well just as prone to crashes (4 or 5 times yesterday for me, mostly during drawing creation, often when dragging a dimension), whilst having more 'lag' when a command is clicked.
I've moved on to SW2017, but I rarely had crashes with SW2016, and didn't notice the lags you mentioned. Is it possible that the WPDM is causing the issues? I've heard of that causing problems, especially with crashes.
That is encouraging to hear. Maybe it is one more reason to ditch WPDM and grapple with the most expensive free software known to man: Solidworks PDM Standard.
I hadn't considered that it may be WPDM causing the crashes.
Let's hope it is, then we will see a real benefit from migrating to PDM Standard.
I can't give any feedback on PDM Standard either, I'm afraid. Everything on Windows Explorer here.
That's the one
Here are a couple questions related to stability:
1. Did you ensure your Windows Updates were current before installing SOLIDWORKS?
2. Did you install using an administrator account and with your anti-virus turned off?
3. Are you saving the crash logs and sending them to your VAR? They can research them and see if your machines have issues with Microsoft Prerequisite software, such as .NET, C++, and so on.
4. Are you running a current, supported graphics card driver for your system specs?
5. Have you tried using the SOLIDWORKS Rx tool to launch SOLIDWORKS "While bypassing Tools/Options settings", to see if that helps with reducing crashes? If so, that helps narrow down the problem considerably.
6. Are you running in a supported software environment? Such as Windows 7 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, etc?