1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 29, 2017 11:58 AM by Ryan Dark

    Solidworks 2014 stops responding on latest 2017 graphics card once Flow Simulation Analysis is activated

    Arun Kumar Koralagundi Matt

      This is a problem with new HP Z440 workstation with Nvidia- Quadro P2000 graphics card in it. Tried installing older versions of the card's drivers and versions of other (different model) older graphics card's drivers but had no effect. Is swapping back to an older graphics card the only option (works perfectly fine with old graphics card right now) or has anyone figured out a way to make solidworks flow simulation 2014 work with new graphics card? Thanks.

      Problem: Solidworks 2014 stops responding for a minute with pretty much every click once the Flow Simulation 2014 add-in is activated. Once activated almost everything inside solidworks is slow or does not respond. The rest of the windows (Chrome, Outlook...) work fine when this happens. There are no hicups within solidworks until the Flow simulation add-in is activated. The simulation itself was also terrible (haven't looked into it much).

      HP Z440 workstation specs: 7th gen Xeon E5-1620, 32GB DDR4, Nvidia Quadro P2000, 2X 250GB RAID 1 (OS).

        • Re: Solidworks 2014 stops responding on latest 2017 graphics card once Flow Simulation Analysis is activated
          Ryan Dark

          Hi Arun,

          It looks like you have already put a lot of testing into your problem.  If you have already narrowed down the issue to just swapping out the graphics card and the performance dropping for 2014 then I definitely believe you have found the problem.  The unfortunate nature of new hardware is that, while more powerful, it doesn't often come with full functionality for older software.  Your card was launched in February 2017; just over 2 years after SOLIDWORKS 2014 stopped being developed.  I'm saying all this because, while I hope you find a solution to your performance issues, I don't believe that one with be very forthcoming.

           

          If your Flow Simulation software is stuck in version 2014 then maybe the only viable solution is to remain on the older card for the sake of that performance.