Solidworks Performance Issues

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by TaylorH2, Feb 8, 2022.

  1. TaylorH2

    TaylorH2 Bit Poster


    I am an industrial designer who uses Solidworks extensively and love the apple experience and have waited for the day Solidworks will make a product specifically for Mac. Until then, I have been trying to figure out how to use Solidworks with Parallels. I have recently installed Paralles 17 and am using a 2019 MacBook Pro with 64gb RAM. I now have Solidworks installed. I manually allocated 4 cores and 16gb ram to Parallels. Whenever I create anything in Solidworks it takes a very long time for the program to process my clicks and you visually start to see Solidworks tracing the objects I created. The photo kinda of shows what's happening, even though it really just looks like I have selected the object it actually traces out each line individually. It's super slow and I am unable to figure out how to get the program to run smoothly where I click something and it responds. I have tried manually allocating different amounts to the parallels hardware with no success. Any help would be great!

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  2. GampaA@Parallels

    GampaA@Parallels Staff Member

  3. YongsikP


    Hi, TaylorH2. Now, I can't remember how I did set for fluent solidworks usage because my macbook is under repair. Anyway, I think that my mac had almost same issue and I figured out it by changing graphics setting (maybe resolution related to retina display). Please try it!!!

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