In a previous Tech Tip, Network Slowdown, we discussed some options to help your SolidWorks performance when operating over a network. One of the options garnered some interest: How to dedicate a processor/core solely to SolidWorks to help keep it from fighting or the processor. Well, here’s how
you do it!
First, Open the Task Manager and go to the Processes Tab:
Right Click on SldWorks.exe and click Set Affinity:
Then, select the CPU/Core you wish SolidWorks to use.
If you want to make that processor completely reserved for SolidWorks, it will take a bit of manual effort. You’ll have to go down the list of other processes and turn off their affinity for the processor you want
SolidWorks on. If you’re not running many other things that are eating CPU time that might not be as critical.
There are also Third Party programs out there you can download to help manage this as well.
This alone is definitely no fix all in the world of SolidWorks performance. However, if you’re looking for every ounce of extra performance, this can help a little!