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Simulation Professional Hardware

Question asked by Keith Meyer on Jul 26, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 3, 2012 by Jerry Steiger



We are upgrading our Software to Solidworks Premium 2012 w/ Simulation Professional. Our product assemblies will be no more than a few hundred parts, and we will be running most of the simulations that Sim Pro is capable of. These are:


Assembly Simulation

Mechanism Analysis

Event-Based Motion

Compare and Optimize Design

Simulate Natural Frequencies

Predict Buckling or Collapse

Simulate Heating or Cooling

Simulate Drop Test

Simulate Fatigue


I am pricing out a computer system to run this efficiently, and I believe I am going to build the system to save money.


Is it recommended to go with a Xeon processor with ECC memory? Or will this configuration do the job?


Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor


ASRock X79 Extreme9 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


PNY VCQ4000-PB Quadro 4000 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16


2X Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 = 32GB


Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


With Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit


Including the case, monitor, and other hardware, I have this priced at $3000.


I would like to stay around this price point if possible.


Any input is greatly appreciated!


Thank You!