For large assemblies- looking for minimal laptop requirements: any recommendations on processor speed, RAM and Graphics card to have? We use Del precision 7540 w/ a T1000 graphics card
Highest GHz you can get.
MAX RAM you can put.
Define "large assembly".
Large assemblies would be around 20,000 parts plus.
I won't look at anything "minimum".
Get as much as you can pay.
thx...can recommendations on graphics card when doing simulations...is a T1000 adequate?
Simulation use mostly CPU.
Check SW requirement to see if it use GPU.
With sim, you'll need as many cores and highest GHz.
Max RAM and fastest SSD. Sim write lots of info to files and read them back.
It depends on a lot of things.
There's assemblies of 50 components that can be heavier then 20 000 components.
For example, this is my gig:
Intel Xeon E5-1620 3.6GhZ (4core, 8 processors)
18GB DDR4 Ram(don't know where the extra 2g comes from?)
nVidia Quadro P2000
500GB SSD OCZ Vertex4
I work with assemblies averaging 5000 parts and don't really have trouble.
Edit: I do not use Simulation or anything too special, I'm a designing draftsman, not an engineer.
Great, this helps.
Large assemblies and minimal requirements don't go well together.
Get 32GB of RAM for large assemblies. Also, you want the best single core performance, having more than 2 cores will not make SW run any faster. Higher CPU clock speed will be the factor that counts.
thank you Shawn. Any recommendation on graphics card when doing simulation? currently have a T1000 spec'd
SOLIDWORKS is not there yet, but I am hoping that in the future Simulation will use GPU and video ram for solving. Ansys already has some tools that use it.
The T1000 should be adequate, but T2000 would be better.
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