Accurate Flow Simulation Helps Automaker Get Better Results While Increasing Creativity

Palatov Motorsport designs and manufactures high-performance, super lightweight automobiles built in Portland, Oregon. Primarily targeted at recreational track day use, the company’s mission is to create and build designs with outstanding performance that provide unmatched value. Palatov’s workflow primarily uses SOLIDWORKS® software, which enables the company to create components and…Read More

New Benchmark Offers Performance Testing for Workstations Running SOLIDWORKS 2020

SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released new performance evaluation software for workstations running SOLIDWORKS 2020. Major new features in the new SPECapc for SOLIDWORKS 2020 benchmark include: Testing under the new SOLIDWORKS 2020 enhanced graphics interface Two new CPU tests for file conversion and simulation New tests…Read More

Nerding Out With GPUs, Visualize, and YouTube’s Linus Tech Tips

It’s summer and here in Pennsylvania, we’ve had some blazing hot days. And, in some of their recent videos, Linus Tech Tips has showcased blazing fast renderings while testing powerful GPUs using SOLIDWORKS Visualize. No, I didn’t just write this article for the purpose of writing out that intro. But…Read More

Horsepower in the Cloud

Some engineers reasonably argue that browser-based CAD systems (on the cloud) cannot compete against desktop systems. But is that actually true? Traditional desktop CAD systems typically require serious CPU and GPU. Installs are large and upgrades are non-trivial. Browser-based CAD systems have been on the rise, especially for small project…Read More