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Solidworks is running slowly

Question asked by Loren Swensen on May 1, 2018
Latest reply on May 15, 2018 by Loren Swensen

I am running Solidworks 2017. Solidworks will be working fine then for no apparent reason start lagging terribly. Panning or rotating is almost impossible. Executing any commands takes forever. This is especially true when using sheet metal functions. It does not seem to matter if I am in large assembly mode or not. The image quality appear to be on very low setting no matter what actual setting it is on.

I have monitored my PC vitals whenever this has happened and I am never utilizing more than 20%CPU, 50%GPU, 30% memory, and 5% disk. None of my CPU cores are maxed out either. I have a capable machine, so I don't think that is the problem. What could possibly be causing Solidworks to be so slow? It's not just me, my coworker has the same problems and an almost identical rig. We both run fairly large assemblies, but we never can max out our systems unless we are rendering. Ant ideas?

Rig Specs:

CPU- Intel i7-7700k @4.2Ghz

RAM- G Skill 32GB

GPU- NVIDIA Quadro M4000 8GB

Storage- 500BG SSD

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