3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 8, 2011 4:21 PM by Jerry Steiger

    Parts and Multithreading

    John Smith

      My question is rather simple.

       

      I have solidworks 2010 64 bit with a quad-core cpu 2.4ghz.

      my parts are complex enough that if i wanted to do a simple extrusion or a hole - it takes 5-10 minutes easy...

      i know there is no way around this..

       

       

      so my question is - will solidworks 2013 be fully using all of my cpu cores to do part rebulds? i know simulation does but i need part rebuild as well...

      Thank you!! 

        • Re: Parts and Multithreading
          Lenny Bucholz

          are you doing this at the part level or editing a part in a assembly???

          • Re: Parts and Multithreading
            Dan Riffell

            SW 2012 has a Feature Freeze function that will freeze rebuilds at a specific point in you FM so your don't have to wait for unnecessary rebuilds.

            • Re: Parts and Multithreading
              Jerry Steiger

              John,

               

              Nobody here knows what SW 2013 will do. Well, there might be some who know, but they can't talk about it.

               

              I've noticed that SW uses multiple cores more when I am doing surfacing work than solid modeling. Since each individual surface is a body, I suspect that multi-body parts may take advantage of multiple cores better than single body parts, but I have never done any testing to prove it. If that were true, it might make sense to build complex parts as multiple bodies and then merge them only at the end. Actually, it might make sense just to minimize the number of features to be rebuilt at any one time.

               

              Jerry Steiger