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Trying to spec a new PC....

.... I've got a renderer chuntering away in the background creating an image, I'm trying to do some modelling at the same time in ProE- it all slows down very quickly!

What's the most important factor that allows both processes to run quickly?

Cheers, Sean

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Rendering is very processor intensive, Pro|E regeneration is also going to
gobble up the processor. I would say the most important factor in this
situation is processor speed and number of cores. Try to get a machine that
utilizes a fast Xeon processor(s) and multiple cores.



Are you rendering with Pro|E? If not, the software you are using may
support "render farming". Using this process you can set up the image with
the settings you want on your main machine then pass it off to another
machine on the network (farm) for rendering. This will free the main
machine for Pro|E work. Some rendering software will also allow to restrict
how many processor cores are used for the render.



Just a thought.



Mike Phillips


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With proe and the rendering software running concurrently, The rendering
software should be configured to use 2 less cpu cores than the total
avaliable.

This would leave one core for proe to monopolize and one everything not proe
or rendering.

With that strategy, you should be able to run proe with little problem.

Also beware of starvation of RAM. Both proe and the rendering software can
chew up ram like mad. When the machine runs short it will start using the
hard drive as virtual RAM, except that virtual ram runs several thousand
times slower than the real stuff.

For concurrent proe and rendering, the computer might need what most would
consider insane amounts of RAM.

--Glenn

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RE: PC Spec

Anyone have or know of a good current (2014) shopping list of recommended components to build a system capable or running Creo Parametric 2.0 or later?? I've run into shopping lists to build a gaming PC but haven't had any luck finding one for an Engineering Workstation.


Thanks



In Reply to Sean Kerslake:



Trying to spec a new PC....


.... I've got a renderer chuntering away in the background creating an image, I'm trying to do some modelling at the same time in ProE- it all slows down very quickly!


What's the most important factor that allows both processes to run quickly?


Cheers, Sean


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What I spec'd out recently for here at work is below (we are bound to HP or sometimes Dell by corporate):
If you are not building large assemblies or overly complicated parts, you may not need 32gb of RAM and/or the Quadro K4000.

HPZ420 convertible mini-tower workstation

* Intel(r) Xeon(r) E5-1620 v2 (3.7 GHz, 10 MB cache, 4 cores)

* 32GB RAM

* 256GB SSD (or bigger)

* 500GB SATA 7200 rpm HDD (or bigger)

* DVD-RW

* Quadro K4000 Graphics

* 3/3/3 Warranty

* KB and Mouse



Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)
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