I've come across this before and yes having older versioned parts in newer version assembly can negatively impact performance. If you run assemblyxpert it will run through the version of the parts and recommend saving them in the current version of solidworks you are working with.
Or search solidworks help for assemblyxpert - file conversion.
One thing that has been extremely prevalent with the 2014 release is graphics card drivers needing to be changed. I've never seen it as much as this in the past, so it's worth checking out. Use SolidWorks Rx to see if your card's driver is correct. If it's not, it can cause slow downs like you're seeing.
I have been very sceptic about SW2014 but performance has
definitely improved over SW2013.
Especially the time to edit a part or sketch of a part in a
we recently switched to SW2104 and i am finding SW 2014 extremely slow in performing rebuilds, saves and simply hiding or showing a sketch in an assembly. Much slower than SW2013 even when using a native 2104 file. am using the proper driver for my FX3700 and running SP2.0.
my colleague who sits 2000 miles away is seeing the same issues.
anyone one else seeing the same problems?
Same here, slow rebuild & save in SW2014. (original files made in SW2013)
Some files (15-18mb) even need +15min to save sometimes.
A clean uninstall of 213 was done before installing SW2014.
HP core2Duo, x64, SP02 with an FX3800
--> Verification on rebuild set to off helps...
If you are opening SW13 files in SW14 - Richard hit the nail on the head....It takes time to convert. Make sure all your files are converted and saved... and it's not converting files every time you open. Use AssyXpert. We work with 10K+ part assemblies and I have tested the before and after open times (14 minutes down to 3) after a convert and save. This was tested from SW10 to SW12, but my guess is its the same from version to version.
I have seen the same problems, I bought a brand new BOXX system 4.5ghz overclock, 32 gig ram, NVidia Quadro K4000 and did a installation of SW 2014 and updated to latest service pack.
I have seen the following issues repeatedly;
- when changing between models (severe lag time)
- when making changes to a part and rebuilding inside the assembly (severe lag time)
- when opening top level assembly files from the hard drive drives (severe lag time)
- issues with mates showing as errors, then the error symbols go away, do a rebuild and they come back, repeat and rinse
I have been a SolidWorks user for 15 years and am sorely disappointed in the 2014 release thus far...
Which version did you use before 2014?