SOLIDWORKS® 2023 improves the performance of specific tools and workflows.

Some of the highlights for performance and workflow improvements are:

SOLIDWORKS Fundamentals

You can use the Level of detail system option to improve the performance when manipulating views.

To access this option, click Tools > Options > System Options > Performance.

Performance is improved for Zoom In/Out, Pan, and Rotate in draft quality HLR/HLV and wireframe modes of models.


  • Improved performance when searching with Include sub-folders selected.

  • The save efficiency of assemblies is improved to avoid saving unchanged model data. This performance improvement is most noticeable in very large assemblies.


  • SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023 makes significant performance improvements in the presence of high latency to SOLIDWORKS PDM servers.

    The improvements might vary depending on the amount of latency, size of datasets, and operations.
    • The following operations perform better when latency to the database server is high:
      • Check-in
      • Check-in with automatic transition
      • Undo Check-out
      • Interactive operations such as menus, shortcut menus, reference dialog boxes, SOLIDWORKS PDM File Explorer tabs
    • The following operations perform better when latency to the archive server is high:
      • Add files
      • Change state on file modifications
      • Get files
      • Get latest version of files
  • With performance improvements in the File Version Upgrade tool, you can upgrade SOLIDWORKS files in a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault faster.

    If you are upgrading assembly files and you select Overwrite and Latest Version in the Version Settings page, the software skips upgrading and uploading references that are not the latest in the assembly's as-built version. This improves the performance of the upgrade process.

Structure Systems and Weldments

Performance is improved when you create or edit a corner management feature. A corner gets trimmed when you select it under Corners in the Corner Management PropertyManager or in the graphics area.

Previously, the corners were trimmed as soon as you created or edited the corner management feature.

Configuration Publisher

Performance of the Configuration Publisher dialog box is improved when you drag list boxes and check boxes from the palette into the Edit panel. You can add ten or more list boxes and check boxes in seconds.