I have a new computer DELL T7500 WITH A X5680 3.33 GHZ CPU
12.GB OF RAM and running Windows 7 64 bit.
I'm using files through EPDM but still seem to be getting the spinning circle for long periods of time with large assemblies.
What tasks are you doing when you see the spinning circle?
Mostly applying mates to components. Moving them doesn't seem to slow it down. Apply the mates takes 15minutes sometimes.
How many components and top level mates do you have in your top level assembly? Go to Tools > AssemblyXpert and show us a screen shot of the Parts, Sub-assemblies, Max Depth, Number of top level mates area. I've seen where a lot of top level components + top level mates will make mating creep to a crawl. Creating common sense sub-assemblies made all the difference.
When you add a mate, SolidWorks has to iterate through all of the other sibling mates to look for over-mating conditions. Too many mates can cause the slow down.
Hmm.. I wasn't aware of that.
I don't know whay it says I have 520 when rebuilt. The assembly is rebuilt.
Also, consider converting all files to the SW version you work with.
Another Good tip I'll have to try. May take a while though.
Currently I running SW 2012 SP3.0.
I do however have some files that come up with the message saying its in the older version of Solidworks 2011.
What version of SW and what SP are you at?
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