I am about to order SW2007 and cant figure out whether SP 3.0 will run on it
or the Vista version. It appears as if the collective thought is to wait
but we are looking at the inevitable transtition and want to make the right
According to Mark Biasotti post under the subject "Vista Pre Release", in
No doubt at some time in the future we will be forced to "upgrade" to Vista,
at that time the 64bit version will be the only sensible option, if you want
to get the benefits of more memory. I really can not see the point in
upgrading from 32bit Windows XP to 32 bit Vista.
If SolidWorks will only support 64 bit Vista after the release of SolidWorks
2008, I'd suggest holding off untill SolidWorks 2009 (which will be released
in 2008, and some of the bugs will be fixed). This would also be a good time
to upgrade the PC to run both SolidWorks and Vista 64bit as the performance
requirements of both SolidWorks and Vista will need faster hardware, to run
Thanks. With Vista Ultimate we got a 64 bit disk and the machine in
question is 64 bit capable so we arent tha far off. I wanted to get SW in
house for transition purposes.
I wonder if 2007 SP 3.0 will run 32 bit for the time being or should I wait
for the first SW Vista release ?
"John Layne" will be released in 2008, and some of the bugs will be fixed). This would
ur new desktop came with Vista Ultimate32 and a 64 upgrade disk too. The
machine is 64 bit as well so I am looking forward and trying tomake use of
what we have versus uninstall and reformat the machine and go and buy XP.
> > ur new desktop came with Vista Ultimate32 and a 64 upgrade disk too. The
> > machine is 64 bit as well so I am looking forward and trying tomake use of
> > what we have versus uninstall and reformat the machine and go and buy XP. >
> >> Just curious, but why are you going to Vista? and why 64bit?
> Might be cheaper in the long run to do just that. From what I have
> heard, the performance hit is pretty substantial for Vista.
It's in Pre Release for Vista - i.e. it's not supposed to be used in
production. You will have to run it in "software-mode" OpenGL - there are no
drivers available from graphics vendors. This means it will run a like a
tortoise, because your CPU will be doing some of the work of your graphics
If you log onto the SolidWorks customer center under "News and Tech alerts"
there is an alert regarding the prerelease verison. SolidWorks recomend if
you are modelling complex parts or assemblies to use Windows XP.
Remember the movie Transporter?
Rule Number One
Never install the latest release of any software unless you are beta
testing. Wait at least three service packs and preferably till the
Rule Number Two
Never buy hardware without first checking if it will run the software.
Beware the bundle.
Rule Number Three
The save button likes to be spanked.
Rule Number Four
Turn off all the eye candy, don't load that screen saver, shut down
any unneeded services, defrag your hard drive, always go for the
fastest CPU, max. memory, approved video drivers, and you don't need
to listen to MP3s on your computer while working.
Rule Number Five
Always check first on comp.cad.solidworks to see if somebody else has
made the dumb mistake you are about to make. They probably have.
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