Hello guys, I am planing to buy PC and to learn Solidworks. But I must know what should be RAM, Graphics card capability etc such that SW runs smoothly. Also please share your experience on which computer you use SW and how does it works.
I'm using dell inspiron gaming 7567 with 16gb ram and 4 gb graphic
if your planning for learning 8gb i5 will be good enough it will run smoothly
if you have better budget go with i7 with ssd it will perform best.
In my opinion, it's better if you hunt for hardware, not for brands...
These are what your PC must have:
Get a NVIDIA Quadro / AMD FirePro card.
Don't get a NVIDIA Geforce / AMD Radeon card (These are mainly for gaming).
HDDs are OK, but SSDs are way better.
Get a fast low-core processor if you just do modelling and assemblies.
Get a slightly-slower high-core processor if you make renderings and simulations.
At my country, the price difference between i7 and i9 isn't worth the performance difference, so I'll always go with an i7. Just make sure you don't get a U or Y processor.
16 GB is the minimum. The higher the better.
Thanks Yahya, I will see to it about pricing in my country.
Processor- corei5 9th gen
Card-2 gb nvidea geforce
+256 gb ssd
These are min. Req.for smooth running of solidworks 2019
Hello, I am interested to have processor of AMD Ryzen 5. With this what can I attach (like graphics, motherboard, SMPS etc.,). As a result of bench marks, AMD Ryzen 5 is best for multi core process like editing, designing, rendering etc.,
I wasn't planning to get a new PC for a year or two, but my laptop finally died (after 10 years).
I just built one of these: https://techbuyersguru.com/2000-ultimate-mini-itx-gaming-pc-build
I've only used it for a day so far, but it is working well. The only change I made was putting in 32Gb of RAM instead of 16 Gb.
I also added two 500 Gb SSD drives from my laptop (along with the 1 Tb M.2 drive).
Assembly and cable management in the small case was quite challenging (compared to a normal tower computer case).
The only issue I've seen is a problem with the wireless keyboard/mouse if I plug the receiver into a USB3 port. Using one of the USB2 ports allows it to work perfectly.
Thanks sir, I am planning for AMD Ryzen 6 processor with 8 GB Ram and supporting motherboard with Nvidia graphics of 4 GB. Nothing more fancy, as I am at learning stage hope this is enough for me. What are your comments??
SOLIDWORKS does not require much for hardware to run. You can check the minimum specs needed on their website.
I do believe you'll find 16GB of ram to be the minimum suggested.
If you are not doing simulations or rendering the CPU can be minimal.
I've never heard of a Ryzen 6 (there are 3, 5, 7, 9, and Threadripper). If that means it is a 6 core processor, then it will be mostly unused by basic SW operations. A single, or dual core CPU would work fine and lower to total cost.
I'm using a GeForce card in my system, but I don't suggest it for most people. You'd have a better experience by getting an older Nvidia Quadro card from eBay or other used marketplace. A Quadro K2000 is under $50. A Quadro P620 is under $200. They will be terrible for playing games, but they will be supported by SW and eliminate the odd errors that often come from using a "gaming card"
Ahhh, it is AMD Ryzen 5 (typooo). I haven't decided on graphics card will see to it. As recommended on SW website, I am not going to assemble parts not even more than 100 parts and 8 GB Ram will be sufficient. I will have these names of Quadro K2000 & P620 in mind....
Thank you sir for guidance.
I have been using Radeon cards forever with Solidworks 2014 & 2015: HD5850, RX570, RX580, RX5700XT on Windows 7 and Windows 10, and the ONLY TIME there was an issue was with RX5700XT on Windows 10 and AMD Ryzen 5 on a B550 motherboard. But this was solved by using RadeonPro drivers rather than 'gaming'-drivers.
Also, I have never seen Solidworks.exe use more than 2 GB of RAM, no matter how large the model. When rendering at the highest model-resolution settings, PhotoView can use quite a lot of RAM in extreme cases, but 8 GB is enough for modelling and rendering 99.99% of my models without needing scratch disk/page file (SW2014/Windows10). It may have changed with later versions of Solidworks because of added bloatware?
Yes, a fast single thread score for the CPU is the only thing that determines the rebuild speed of a Solidworks model. In this respect, gaming PCs and Solidworks PCs are alike.
Intel Core i7 11700K 3.6GHz 8 Core - Most general modeling tasks in SOLIDWORKS - such as opening and saving files, rebuilding assemblies, and rotating models - ...Large (>10 million parts): RTX A4000 or higher
Medium (>1 million parts): Quadro P1000 or hi...
Small (<1 million parts): Quadro P620 or higher for pinoyteleserye
I have an HP ZBOOK 17 with a nvidia rtx quadro 5000 and 64 ram best dang investment I ever did. Yes its pricey but worth every penny. solidworks crashes are non existent.