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Benchmarking Your Hardware

You can benchmark SOLIDWORKS software performance for your machine against the performance of other SOLIDWORKS customers. You can use the benchmark results to learn how your hardware performs relative to expected benchmarks.

Do not run applications during the benchmark test.

Expect to take 30 minutes to benchmark your computer. For more information about benchmarking, click www.solidworks.com/benchmarks.

To benchmark SOLIDWORKS software performance on your machine:

  1. Close all applications and reboot your computer.
  2. Before you open any applications, from the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > SOLIDWORKS version > SOLIDWORKS Tools > SOLIDWORKS Performance Test.
  3. In the SOLIDWORKS Performance Testdialog box, read the instructions and click Start.
  4. Address any prompts that appear to complete the benchmarking.

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