Hi there! I'm at my wit's end trying to figure out what on earth is slowing Solidworks down for me so much on my new computer. I'm trying to open a normal sized assembly (103 non-complex components) that worked absolutely fine on my old machine, but on my new machine, it's unusable; it takes over 30 seconds to do something as simple as flip a mate alignment. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the assembly itself or the parts; they still work just fine for my coworkers. I'm running SW 2019 SP 4.0, which is exactly what I was running on my old machine. I'm using a certified graphics card (Nvidia Quadro P3200) with the current drivers, as recommended by the SW site. I imported all of my settings from my old laptop to the new one, so everything should theoretically be as it was before, just on a newer, nicer machine. None of my graphics settings were ever turned up particularly high. All other programs are functioning as intended.
Things I've tried so far:
- Restarting numerous times
- Reinstalling Solidworks
- Turning off switchable graphics in the BIOS (had to turn them back on because this broke Chrome for some reason)
- Making sure Solidworks specifically is always running on the Nvidia card
- Disabling and reenabling both the onboard graphics and the graphics card itself
- Disabling the license and reaffiliating it with this machine
- Running the benchmark, which gave me perfectly normal answers (9.6s graphics, 25.9s processor, 23.8 I/O)
- Running Solidworks RX; this one has thrown me for a bit of a loop because it seems to be indicating that my graphics card/drivers are not supported, but I'm 100% positive they are per the Solidworks website
- Deleting the FLEXnet Program Data
- Turning all of the Solidworks graphics settings down to pure unadulterated garbage
What am I missing?? It just seems impossible that settings that were right as rain on a lousier computer should not work just fine on a theoretically nicer one with an SSD. I'm legitimately about to ask my boss for my crappy computer back because I can't work like this.
Processor – Intel Xeon E-2186 @2.9GHz
Video Card – Nvidia Quadro P3200 (drivers are up to date)
RAM – 64GB
OS – Windows 10, 64-bit
Hard drive – Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 (1TB SSD)
I appreciate any insight you have to offer!