SPECapcSM Benchmark for
SolidWorks 2001™

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Reasons to Join the SPECapc Benchmarking Effort

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SPECapc's SolidWorks 2001™ benchmark is designed to represent a day in the life of a typical SolidWorks 2001 user. The benchmark was developed by SolidWorks and enhanced by SPEC/GPC's Application Performance Characterization (SPECapcSM) project group. It is written in Visual Basic and C, and runs on Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms. The benchmark uses different-sized CAD/CAM solid models, the largest of which is an engine model with 2.25 million vertices. 

Eight tests are included within the benchmark. I/O-intensive operations, CPU-intensive operations, and six different graphics tests. A single number is derived from a weighted geometric mean of the normalized score for all eight tests. Scores are also reported for each of the eight individual tests and for the geometric mean of the six graphics tests. The reference system for computing the normalized ratio is a 500-MHz Pentium III processor with a 440BX chipset, 256-MB PC100 SDRAM, 4-GB 7200-RPM SCSI-II disk, and Diamond FireGL 1 graphics card. 

A fully licensed, released version of SolidWorks 2001 (service pack 5) is required. 

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