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Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#18)

(Modeling Methodology – SpeedPak)

031913_1504_FreeSolidWo1The next tool that we are going to look at for reducing the level of detail in our parts and subassemblies is SpeedPak.

The SpeedPak utility allows you to create a simplified configuration of an assembly without losing references. A SpeedPak configuration reduces your large or complex subassemblies into a subset of parts and faces of an assembly that you can use to mate into your top level assembly or reference with dimensions in a drawing.

For our assembly once again due to the overall size we choose to use SpeedPak on just the Cab Assembly, we also chose the option for Remove ghost as it states it, further reduces memory.


You can by looking at our deltas see that on our Practical machine we gained 30.7% total improvement. If we look at the Typical machine we can see that the overall improvement is cut by over 65% performance gain and took over 3 hours off of our benchmark time.

check back to the CATI blog as we will continue posting our
series of articles that goes further into the details of each of our tests. All
of these articles will be stored in the category of Free SolidWorks from Performance
 and links to each with their
release date are listed below:


Altergott, CATI Support Manager

Fanjoy, CATI Technical Services Director



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