Our company just paid $2,000 for a Workstation from Dell, with a Quadro FX 3400 PCIe card, 3.2 P4, and 1gig Ram in the hopes it would speed upmy work. Well, Right now I am using a Precision Laptop M60 with a 1.5 P(M), 512 Ram, and a Quadro FX Go700. I am doing routing work and I have one route with lots of pipe segments and fittings that takes forever to edit (changing a dimension or adding a fitting takes about 15 seconds of "hang time"). I only have one large route because as soon as I figured out that it's much faster to have multiple routes than one big one, I made smaller routes. But besides that, I thought getting a faster computer with a better graphics card would speed up my editing times on this one large route, well, both graphics cards or computers perform at the exact same speed when editing the large route. I set them side by side & compared them. I was surprised, but maybe I am not understanding what would speed up editing and changing this large route. Is it processor speed that would increase the speed at which SolidWorks rebuilds and makes changes to a route? I am sure this would apply to all SolidWorks assemblies with lots of parts- rebuild times, changing a dim and waiting for it to update. Thanks for any advice.
Our company just paid $2,000 for a Workstation from Dell, with a Quadro FX 3400 PCIe card, 3.2 P4, and 1gig Ram in the hopes it would speed up