1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 11, 2012 4:54 AM by Dave Laban

    How do you store simulation data?

    Clark Anderson

      I am trying to figure out how to store SolidWorks simulation data that can be referenced later without the huge files sizes. 

       

      I can save edrawing files as well as the .cwr files, but those are massive files, so i don't want to store those in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM and don't want to fill up our network with these either.

       

      Does anyone have any suggestions for simlation file management?

       

      Thanks,

      Clark

        • Re: How do you store simulation data?
          Dave Laban

          I've found compressing the .cwr files in to .zip archives can save around 40% per file, which seems like a lot of gain for not a lot of time.  I haven't yet experienced any corruption issues when unpacking the files for future use either.

           

          Aside from that, maybe invest in some external hard drives and/or a Blu-ray burner.