Contents

Secrets to SOLIDWORKS performance

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: How to improve...

  • SOLIDWORKS startup time
  • File open time
  • Rebuild time
  • Graphics performance
  • Saving time

Part 3: Performance analysis

  • Performance Evaluation
  • Assembly Visualization
  • Debugging tools

Part 4: Building blocks of performance

  • What are SOLIDWORKS files, really?
  • File open modes
  • Model features and the feature tree
  • Imported models
  • Configurations
  • Display States
  • Rebuilds

Part 5: Parts, assemblies and drawings

  • Parts
  • Assemblies
  • Drawings

Part 6: Software

  • Performance improvements per SOLIDWORKS version
  • Windows settings
  • SOLIDWORKS System Options
  • SOLIDWORKS Document Properties

Part 7: Hardware

  • CPU
  • GPU
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Network

Part 8: API performance

  • Macro, add-in or standalone?
  • How to improve API performance