I'm using WF5 M060 on a DELL T5500 with 8 cores, 6Gb RAM, and Windows 7
Pro 64 bit
Pro-E only seems to be using 1-2 cores at most.
As a test:
The cpus_to_use option was not set on my machine.
I tried the cpus_to_use option set to 8
In either case, an electrode 'window finishing' CL path that ended up as
a 100K line NCL file would only show load on 1 cpu core on the Windows
task manager whether or not I set the cpus_to_use option. Nothing else
was running at the time. The load was 0% overall at the start and
barely got to 12% with one core shown pegged.
When setting the option, I exited pro-e and restarted, just to make sure
the option took hold.
In another thread we had talked about using 'Distributed Processing' to
do NCL files and use all of the cores on a local machine.
I am waiting for our IT dept to get this installed for test, but
according to the source on the thread, this will use all of the cores.
Check with PTC or your VAR, but I thought Pro-E only used multi-threads
/ cores/ etc... for FEA and NC machining. I don't use PTC FEA tools,
but I have never seen Pro-E cause usage on more than 1-2 cores on my
machine, even when running the OCUS 64 bit benchmarks. I'm only using
the taskmanager built in to Win 7 to monitor CPU activity.
Christopher F. Gosnell
124 Hidden Valley Road
McMurray, PA 15317