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minimum computer requirements

Question asked by Gail Alzate on Apr 17, 2018
Latest reply on May 2, 2018 by Ryan Dark

I am running Solidworks Simulation 2017 and use large assemblies.

My simulations have been crashing at various stages of saving/assembling/setting up for simulation/meshings/solving.

I got a quote for a replacement computer but I'm not sure if it will be adequate.

Here is the quote:


Dell Precision Tower 3620 XCTO BASE

OS; Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Processor: 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700 (Quad Core 3.6 GHz, 4.2 GHz Turbo, 8 MB w/ HD Graphics 630

Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro P2000, 5 GB, 4 DP

RAM: 32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 UDIMM Non-ECC

Boot Hard Drive: M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 SSD

2nd Hard Drive: 2 TB 3.5 Serial-ATA (7,200 RPM) Hard Drive


Will that be enough to run Simulation for large assemblies?

It is my understanding that I should have at least 8 cores in my processor. This one appears to only have 4. My current tower has 6.