Can someone tell me what the minimum computer requirements we need to run
2004 please, we were running 2001Plus with no speed problems at all, the
same models upgraded and running in 2004 is a heartache.
We were not expecting the extra expense of upgrading our systems just to run
a new version of Solidworks.
Upgrading computers is an unfortunate, expensive fact of life.
What are you looking to gain from minimum requirements? They are intended as
"worst case scenario" and, in my opinion, should not be used. The minimum
requirements simply tell you waht it takes to run the software, which could
mean even extremely slow.
But...if you really want them for something, I believe they are posted on
the SolidWorks web site under subscription login.
I think the SW web site will tell you the minimum requirements. These might
run a demo or some simple stuff.
Make sure that the problem is SW itself and not an installation or
And tell us what you are running now and what kind of work load you have.
Phil Evans wrote:
Welcome to the real world. Every single release of SW has been slower than
the previous one on the same hardware "PERIOD".
Yet they continue to claim performance increases. Either they're basing
their claims on the "ASSumtion" that everyone upgrades their hardware every
year, or their marketing dept. is outright lying. Marketing people and
lawyers seem to have the uncanny ability to rationalize a spin on just about
anything. That their reasoning seems moronic to most "thinking" people
doesn't seem to phase them.
There was a thread, a while back, that discussed this subject in detail,
(complete with performance benchmarks from several regulars). At one point a
VAR, who had been lurking, chimed in with " well... it really is faster with
the newer hardware" Duhhhhhh..
What an idiot.