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Question asked by Jackson Lee on Mar 4, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 5, 2015 by Victor Frauenfeld



We are an IT Company that currently has a client that is waiting a long time 3+ minutes to open a drawing. They currently have quite a powerful machine, where the data resides on a server. They have moved the data to a laptop at home which isn't not nearly as powerful (i5/4GB/No GFX) - and opens in 26 seconds.


We have moved the data from the server, to the local drive, still opens in 3+ minutes.


When opening the file, Solidworks bumps up to 1.2GB Memory Usage, but only utilizes one core which hits 100%


We are starting to think that it could be related to Windows 8.1, and would like to confirm before we roll them back to Windows 7.


We have tried:


- Creating a RAM disk and putting the files in and opening

- Removed the Pagefile - Solidworks had bumped the page file up to 32GB, we have set it to 8GB Static

- Disabled Antivirus

- Re-installed Solidworks


Computer Specs.


2 x Intel Xeon E5-2630 2.4Ghz

32GB DDR4 2133Mhz

Samsung Evo 840 500GB

NVIDIA Quadro K4000