15 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2012 8:21 AM by James Thomas

    Hardware recommendations for 10,000+ part assemblies?  Or...what is the bottleneck on my current machine?

    James Thomas

      Current specs:


      Windows 7 Professional SP1 Build 7601


      Dell Precision T3500

      Intel Xeon W3550 @ 3.07GHz

      12 GB Ram @ 533MHz DRAM Frequency

      NVidia Quadro 2000

      500 GB SATA HD


      I ran the performance test and got these numbers:


      Graphics - 93.2 sec

      Processor - 139.7 sec

      I/O - 132.0 sec

      Overall - 365.0 sec

      Rendering - 145.0 sec

      RealView Performance 172.0 sec


      I'm working on a plant that has over 20 tanks with multiple runs of piping connecting the tanks and structure around the tanks.  It's a pretty big assembly.  I'm trying to optimize my models for performance as much as possible.  I've tried: speedpak, supressing unneeded information, large assembly/light weight parts, and a few other things.  I can't help but think that my machine is causing some of my slow processing.