3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 16, 2009 2:25 PM by Anna Wood

    New Computer - Solid Works Dream Machine? Poll

    Jon Schneider

      Hey guys,


      I figure since I was asked about what "I would want in/for a computer to run SolidWorks" I would throw it out there for a general discussion.  I'm not a particularly computer tech savvy guy or up on all the latest releases.  But will be upgrading to 2010 when the disc gets here and very likely when a new computer gets here.


      I am willing to bet some of you have some suggestions that you've learned from experience that would be IDEAL to have.  So share away, and hopefully everyone can get a little out of this either right now or for future reference.


      Solidworks suggests the following for 2010:

      2GB RAM

      A certified OpenGL workstation graphics card and driver.
      Intel® or AMD® processors


      Current System:

      Pentium D 3.0Ghz, 4GB RAM, Windows XP Pro - SP3, ATI  FIRE GL V7100

      I think the system seems way too chunky for the specs, personally.


      You can rattle off one thing from OS, memory, graphics to speed of the processor or maybe a "good prepackaged deal" if you want - have fun with it.