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What is happening inside my PC?

Question asked by John Wayman on Aug 16, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 16, 2018 by Ruben Balderrama

I'm opening a large assembly and it is taking a while, as expected.

I started Task Manager so I could keep an eye on what was going on.

The CPU graph was very busy for quite some time (up around 70%), as I thought would be the case, but then the small window in Solidworks switched to 'Updating Assembly'.

I expected that the GPU (Quadro K2200 with certified driver) would then shoulder the burden, but the graph for GPU in Task Manager remained at zero.


So, when Solidworks is 'Updating Assembly' for minutes on end, which bit of the PC is actually doing anything?

Should I be concerned that my graphs stay at or near zero for all that time?


I have read the threads regarding large assembly performance, and I am happy with those settings.


I just wondered, if none of those graphs look busy, why does it take so long? I suppose it's mostly a philosophical query, born out of boredom with watching the metaphorical paint drying.


SW 2018, SP4,

Windows 10, 64 bit pro

Xeon E5-1620@3.7GHz