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Large Non Native Solidworks files

Question asked by Shawn Casebolt on Apr 10, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2015 by Shawn Casebolt

Does anyone else work with very large non native Solidworks files?  I have to work with rather large/complex files that have been converted.  Despite doing everything that I know to do (speedpack, PC tweaks etc..) they are rather painful to work with.  For the most part it is ok, however when you try to save, or insert a part, or do certain commands it almost seems like it is rebuilding and you have to wait a couple minutes.

 

Just wondering if anyone else is very dependent on files that are not SW, and how you deal with them.

 

We mfr ambulances and rescue vehicles, so I am getting the files from Ford, GM, Dodge etc..  I then add on our parts to the chassis.  That is why we are working so much with files not native to SW.  Comp specs are as follows: Dell T3600, Intel Xeon E5-1620 0 @ 3.60GHz, 32gb of ram, 64 bit, with NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics card

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