What versions of SOLIDWORKS are compatible with Windows 10?
SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5.0 or any version of SOLIDWORKS 2016
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How many cores are recommended?
SOLIDWORKS is generally considered a “single threaded” application as it is a “history based modeller”. It can only calculate each feature after the preceding feature has been calculated. This leaves little opportunity to utilize multiple cores. CPU based rendering is a “multi-threaded” application and can make use of all the cores, so if you are doing a lot of rendering the more cores you have the faster your renders will be done. FEA and CFD make better use of extra cores and a reasonable case can be made for 6 cores for intensive FEA and CFD. If you are rendering the more cores the better.
What machines do you recommend and why?
What graphics card do I need?
What should I do if I want to reformat or upgrade my machine?