I am looking for a way verify/validate the ability of a CAD workstation to handle large files and assemblies?
I use Pro E Creo 2.0.
What do other IT departments at different companies do? Do they have a test procedure for a computers ability?
PTC gives a certified and supported rating system but that doesn't give an indication of ability to handle large assemblies and large files.
Unfortunately some places I have worked follow the PTC guidelines which are the lesser computers (Dells, etc).
If someone works some place where they actually build computers on-site now, I would love to hear it, but I would also be surprised. It seems like the typical IT department now a days does not spend much time digging into hardware.
Here is a list of the supported/certified machines for Creo 2.0
Other machines, including custom builds, may run Creo fine. These machines are just what have been tested by PTC.
OK, so I purchased a certified Dell workstation (Precision M2800) and it crashes frequently when spinning or zooming in/out. How can I track down what is causing the issue?
The graphics driver on the machine is newer than what is listed in the certified machine document. Is that the problem?
It could be the problem. It's easy to try a different driver.
Which CREO version and build, and which graphics card and drvier version is it?