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Convergent TriMech Webcast presentation 2.27.14

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Maximize Design and Engineering Productivity: How to tune your workstation for optimal SolidWorks performance and what to consider before you buy your next workstation for SolidWorks

Is your computer impeding your SolidWorks productivity? We have teamed with Convergent Technologies Group, an HP reseller, to provide you with resources to help make smarter hardware choices for SolidWorks users.

In this webinar, we will discuss:
•What SolidWorks and other application use scenarios stress specific workstation architecture components
•Tips, tricks and best practices to optimize your SolidWorks applications performance
•How to find the right balance of system components to maximize your SolidWorks productivity and your performance per dollar

After this webinar, you will have a better understanding of possible ways to improve your current workstation application performance and important considerations

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Convergent TriMech Webcast presentation 2.27.14

  1. 1. Maximize Your SolidWorks Productivity: How to tune your workstation for optimal SolidWorks performance and new considerations to be aware of before you buy your next workstation for SolidWorks Convergent Technologies Group (CTG) TriMech Solutions
  2. 2. Agenda • HP and SolidWorks – teaming for customer success • Workstation technology update – new options and how to define a balanced solution for your specific needs • What stresses a workstation – SolidWorks user scenarios • Tips and tricks - tuning your workstation for optimal SolidWorks performance
  3. 3. HP and SolidWorks TriMech Solutions and Convergent Technologies Group teaming up to help SolidWorks users achieve optimal productivity • HP is the workstation market leader for SolidWorks and SolidWorks develops and tests on HP workstations • HP and SolidWorks work together to create and certify solutions that are optimized for different SolidWorks user workflows • TriMech Solutions and Convergent Technologies work together to understand your specific needs and define the best mix of workstation architecture components Team approach allows our customers to maximize productivity while optimizing price performance for specific needs HP SolidWorks Convergent Technologies Group + TriMech Solutions
  4. 4. Workstation Technology What’s the difference between a Workstation and a PC? • • • • • Users Cost System/Solution Performance Durability Expandability http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/workstations/workstation-xeon-e3-workstation-or-pccomparison-brief.html
  5. 5. Workstation Technology Architecture Components: • Memory (RAM) • What’s the right amount? • ECC or standard memory? • Processor (CPU) • Core vs. Xeon? • Clock speed? • Storage (Hard Drives) • • SSD? HDD? • Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
  6. 6. Building A Balanced Workstation and Improving Your Experience If Your System Is Slow So Are Your Storage Engineers & Graphics Analysts Memory Processors
  7. 7. Intel Workstation Configurator • Build a Productive Workstation • One size does not fit all • Configure a custom system that will help make you the most productive without over investing http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/workstations/workstationconfigurator-tool.html
  8. 8. SolidWorks User Scenarios What Stresses a Workstation Architecture and how to optimize your investment/performance • Part Modeling • CPU must start at the top • Single core processor frequency is important • Turbo boost – helps overclock a single core to a higher frequency in single threaded loads • Assemblies • PC must have enough RAM • HDDs vs. SDDs
  9. 9. Preconfigured HP Smart Buy Solutions 3D Design Users Workstation performance and reliability at compelling prices. This configuration is ideal for SolidWorks users who are working on simple 3D assemblies and want to tap into the capabilities of RealView visualization. HP Z230 Tower Workstation Operating System: Processor: Memory: Graphics Card: Storage: Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro) Intel® Xeon® E3-1270v3 processor 16GB DDR3-1600 ECC (4x4GB) Unbuffered RAM NVIDIA K2000 256GB SATA SSD + 1TB 10k rpm SATA
  10. 10. Preconfigured HP Smart Buy Solutions Mobile Design Users HP’s most versatile mobile workstation offers high-end professional graphics, robust processing power, a 15.6-inch diagonal display and a chiseled design that radiates performance. Designed for SolidWorks professionals needing powerful processing performance on the go, SolidWorks certification and with a choice of high-end professional graphics solutions. HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation Operating System: Processor: Memory: Graphics Card: Storage: Display: Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro) Intel® Core® i7-4800MQ processor 16GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1,600 MHz NVIDIA K2100M 750GB HDD + 32GB SATA SSD SRT 15.6-inch diagonal LED FHD WVA anti-glare (1920x1080) with camera
  11. 11. Preconfigured HP Smart Buy Solutions Mobile Design Users HP’s most powerful mobile workstation offers the highest-performing professional graphics, extreme processing power, a 17.3” diagonal display and a chiseled design that radiates performance. Designed for SolidWorks professionals that need mobile design, visualization of large datasets and laser scanning capabilities. HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation Operating System: Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro) Processor: Intel® Core® i7-4800MQ processor Memory: 32GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1,600 MHz Graphics: NVIDIA K4100M Storage: 512GB SATA SSD + 750GB HDD Display: 17.3 inch diagonal LED FHD WVA anti-glare (1920x1080) with camera
  12. 12. SolidWorks User Scenarios What Stresses a Workstation Architecture and how to optimize your investment/performance • 2D Drawings • Quad core CPU handles drawing loads easily • Dual core with Hyper-Threading
  13. 13. Preconfigured HP Smart Buy Solutions 2D Design Users Workstation performance and reliability at starting prices that rival desktop PCs. This configuration is ideal for SolidWorks users who are primarily working in 2D, and starting to explore 3D. HP Z230 Tower Workstation Operating System: Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro) Processor: Intel® Xeon® E3-1245v3 processor Memory: 16GB ECC, DDR3 1,600 MHz Graphics: P4600 Storage: 128GB SATA SSD + 1TB 7200 rpm SATA
  14. 14. SolidWorks User Scenarios What Stresses a Workstation Architecture and how to optimize your investment/performance • Simulation/Photview360 • Using either of these features occasionally – you need multiple cores in your CPU • Quad core CPU is 2x as fast as an equal dual core CPU
  15. 15. Preconfigured HP Smart Buy Solutions Advanced Design and Simulation Users High levels of performance and expandability in an accessible tool-free minitower form factor. This configuration is ideal for advanced SolidWorks users who require a powerful workstation for complex 3D assemblies, robust simulation and analysis, and stunning visualization. HP Z420 Workstation Operating System: Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro) Processor: Intel® Xeon® E5-1650 processor Memory: 32GB DDR3-1600 ECC (4x8GB) Unbuffered RA Graphics: NVIDIA K4000 Storage: 512GB SATA SSD
  16. 16. Preconfigured HP Smart Buy Solutions Expert Visualization and Simulation Users Built for high-end computing and visualization. The dual-processor HP Z820 Workstation delivers outstanding performance, award-winning industrial design, and tool-free serviceability in the industry’s most expandable chassis. With nextgeneration Intel® Xeon® processors, support for up to 16 processing cores, and the latest professional graphics, you’ll tackle even the most demanding projects like never before. HP Z820 Workstation Operating System: Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro) Processor: 2x Intel® Xeon® E5-2637v2 4Core processor Memory: 32GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1,600 MHz Graphics: NVIDIA K5000 Storage: 512GB SATA SSD
  17. 17. Tips and Tricks for tuning SolidWorks Performance HP Performance Advisor Best performance on day one  One-Click bios setting optimization for your key applications  One-Click HP certified drivers for your key applications View entire system configuration Identify system bottlenecks  Consolidated report of all hardware, software and drivers  Quick & easy  One-Click System Config report to expedite support and reduce down time  Extensive library of white papers at your fingertips performance analysis
  18. 18. Tips and Tricks for tuning SolidWorks Performance TriMech Solutions Best Practices 1. Make sure you get the graphics card driver from SolidWorks.com, not from NVidia or ATI. (http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/videocardtesting.html) 2. Make sure you disable anti-virus on install or updates, otherwise it may not be installed correctly 3. CAD Admin dashboard through your customer portal would be good to keep track of your hardware at your company 4. There are settings inside of the software that affect performance as well 5. Feature Statistics
  19. 19. Resources and Q&A Convergent Technologies: www.ctgva.com Account Manager: Sean Kennedy skennedy@ctgva.com TriMech Solutions: http://trimechsolutions.com/products/hp.aspx Elite Applications Engineer: Ryan Zeck Rzeck@trimech.com Intel Configurator Tool: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/workstations/workstation-configurator-tool.html

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