Is SolidWorks installed on the computer you wish to test?
Can you elaborate a bit more on your problem you are trying to solve? You haven't asked a question with your post.
I would also suggest getting with your SolidWorks reseller. They can help you with determining if your computers are up to the task of running SolidWorks.
Anna, thanks, you hit the nail on the head, as always..."I would also suggest getting with your SolidWorks reseller. They can help you with determining if your computers are up to the task of running SolidWorks."
It is a Toshiba Satellite, currently loaded with my 2013-2014 Student Edition of Solidworks. So far it has done all the simple stuff I do, but I was wondering...naw, it probably would have ended badly in a smoking pile of charred metal and molten plastic. (On the other hand, my Dell M6400 is not a concern.)
As to the problem I was trying to solve:
"The performance test can be started from the Windows start menu / SolidWorks <version> / SolidWorks Performance Test. Or it can also be started in the Add-In tab for SolidWorks Rx."
- I left-click the Windows START icon
- I put the cursor over the Solidworks icon, there is no "Solidworks Performance Test " that is called up. (If I click the Solidworks icon, it opens Solidworks.)
- Where is the "Add-In tab for Solidworks RX"?
- Is the reason things don't happen the Student Edition currently loaded?
The reason I'm not checking with my Dell is that I don't have any anti-virus installed, so it only got connected to the internet twice: Windows upgrade to Professional, and to download the 2014 Standard version of Solidworks.
Which brings up the question of anti-virus software, and the versions on the Solidworks website as having the official O.K., they are 2012 versions, let me check my calendar, yup, it is 2014, has been for months. I noticed in some of the postings on this forum that the latest version of Kaspersky is not playing well in some situations (Hello Solidworks, time to update the list to 2014 spec's?), so I'm going to take your advice of "I would also suggest getting with your SolidWorks reseller." A tip o' the hat in thanks for your suggestion.
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When in doubt, check the Help files.
You can also access the Rx & Benchmark tools from the Task Pane (RH side of screen)
Thanks a ton for posting the links, that's just like internet GPS! With over 275 views, I think a lot of other people are thanking you, too.
On a side note to you and any readers, especially those that have or are contemplating a computer with a screen that just meets the minimum height requirement (768) for Solidworks, in my last post in this discussion
I was lamenting the fact that the Taskbar Auto-Hide feature was not working. I found the cure in an old post on a Windows forum. Apparently I had an icon on the left side of the Taskbar for a software update. By putting the cursor over that icon, there is a little box that pops up above the taskbar and it has an "X" on the right side. Left-click that "X" and it moves the icon to the right side of the Taskbar, and the Auto-Hide feature works! (For a 768 tall screen to work for Solidworks, you need to hide or reposition the Windows Taskbar, normally found on the bottom of the screen...it has the Windows START icon... because if you don't hide or reposition it, it will be hiding menus or commands behind it that you will need. To reposition or hide the Taskbar, place your cursor on the Taskbar in a space empty of an icon and Right-Click. A menu box will appear, Left-Click on Properties in that box and you open up the menu to manipulate the Taskbar properties. My choices: Check the Auto-Hide box and select Bottom for "Taskbar position on screen". Then you may have to put the cursor on the blue box label and Left-Click and drag the box up a little to select the "Apply" or "OK" button. The Taskbar will disappear, but can be brought back by moving the cursor to the bottom of the page, and it will pop back up, then disappear again when the cursor is moved away.)
- I left-click the Windows START icon