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What are the optimum PC running condition for rendered solidworks animation?

Question asked by Daniel Pratt on Jul 11, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 14, 2014 by Jared Conway

I have got a project to accomplish through solidworks. I am replicating hybrid poly tunnels and there assembly steps in solidworks animation. My complete model caries about 1500 bodies. In regards to the (rendered) animation, my current "average" second hand pc can't not perform. It's taking me 8 hours to render a 16 second animation (granted all components have motion) and the (avi) playback is jumpy and regularly doesn't include all the small detailing. This is at 20fps. I need to know what my optimum pc conditions would be to utilise the full capability and rendering speed /quality of solidworks and it's animations. I'm at a budget of $2000 (without the monitor) give or take.


Any advice is muchly appreciated as I wish to purchase the appropriate gear!