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Multithreaded performance for files open simultaneously

Question asked by Jonathan Wilkof on Apr 1, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 4, 2011 by Chris Mueller

A few hours ago I opened 4 .STP files that are between 2.5 and 5.5 MB each.  Solidworks 2011 opened them quickly but now I'm deep into Import Diagnostics.  Sometimes I love it, sometimes it's my nemesis.  Today is the latter.  There are dozens of faces to heal and 3500 gaps.  Even on my Dell T5400 dual quad-core Xeon and 12GB of RAM the first file took me over 90 minutes to fix, most of which was spent crunching.  does anyone know if it's possible to somehow execute a command in 1 file and then flip to another open file and do work on it while the first is crunching?  I have the RAM and the processor cores available.  I'm guessing the answer is no, but maybe one of the Solidworks programmers will read this and smile down on my request.


This is a pretty common problem for me when customers send multiple files.  Would nice to get it resolved...


Jonathan Wilkof

Stark Industrial LLC