Posted on January 29, 2016



January 31st - February 3rd, 2016 | Dallas, TX

"SOLIDWORKS World is the premier annual event for the SOLIDWORKS Community. Now in it's 18th year, SOLIDWORKS World is designed to bring members of our community together for a week of intensive training, networking, and 220+ technical training sessions."


Find us at booth #327!

For our rookie year at SOLIDWORKS World, we will be hosting our own booth (#327) to display our optimized systems for SOLIDWORKS. These systems were designed using the extensive testing we have performed (and published online) for SOLIDWORKS. Thanks to this research, we now are the most extensive and up-to-date resource online regarding what hardware works best for SOLIDWORKS.

At our booth, we will be showing some of the nuances we have found in our testing to display how important having the right hardware can impact different aspects of your workflow. This includes why a high core count CPU is not ideal and the the performance disadvantage of using multiple physical CPUs for anything except rendering.

We can also assist you in learning about the ideal hardware for a number of related software. For rendering, this includes Visualize, Iray, Vray, Mental Ray, KeyShot, Octane Render, and more. For simulation, this includes SOLIDWORKS Simulation & Flow, ANSYS, COMSOL, and more.

Come talk to us and learn about which system would work best for you!

B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Files)

Interested in trying out our systems yourself? Feel free to bring your own files to our booth with you, load them up on one of our systems, and give your models a spin. We are always looking for ways to improve so your feedback is always appreciated!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

SPU Mechanical Engineering Baja SAE Team

As part of our constant effort to improve the work and productivity of SOLIDWORKS users, we are currently sponsoring the Baja SAE team within Seattle Pacific University's Mechanical Engineering Department.

They are currently using a Puget Systems workstation for the preliminary design of their car. They are taking this year to focus on designing and prototyping to be ready for the international collegiate design series, held by the Society of Automotive Engineers, next year.

So what do they think about using our systems so far?

"I’ve done CAD work at Planetary Resources, Boeing, and SpaceX, and by far this is the most seamless modeling system I’ve gotten to use thus far. I’m not just saying that because you guys donated this to us, but it really is fantastic.
Our largest assembly thus far is our chassis assembly, and more and more components are being added to it every day. On computers I’ve used previously, they tend to not do well when it comes to zooming in and out, or rotating large assemblies. Doing so on this computer is very seamless and quite refreshing compared to what I am used to.
Next, large assembly files are able to open/close and save very quickly. This is especially useful and appreciated and is something any CAD modeler looks for in a computer."

Free Exhibit Pass!

Interested in meeting us at SOLIDWORKS World but don't have an Exhibit Pass?

Go to and use this promotional code for a FREE Exhibit Hall Only pass: SWW16EX113

Recommended Systems for SOLIDWORKS

15 inch Laptop


A powerful mobile option

  • Desktop-class Intel Core i7 CPU
  • Supports up to 64GB of RAM
  • NVIDIA Quadro video card
  • 4K IPS Screen

A powerful desktop replacement that can give you near-desktop performance in Solidworks.



Excellent Solidworks performance

  • High frequency Intel Core i7 CPU
  • Supports up to 16GB of RAM
  • NVIDIA Quadro video card

This compact system provides excellent performance when working with any size and complexity of 2D/3D models.

Rendering Optimized


Maximum performance for rendering

  • Dual Xeon E5 V3 CPUs
  • Supports up to 256GB of RAM
  • NVIDIA Quadro video card

This system sacrifices performance for most Solidworks tasks in order to minimize the time it takes to render images in Solidworks.

Puget Systems' SOLIDWORKS Articles

Recommended Systems for SOLIDWORKS 12/16/15
CPU Overclocking in SOLIDWORKS 2016 12/16/15
SOLIDWORKS 2016 Multi Core Performance 12/16/15
SOLIDWORKS 2016 NVIDIA Quadro Performance 12/16/15
Using a GeForce GPU in SOLIDWORKS 2016 12/22/15
Network Rendering in SOLIDWORKS 2016 12/31/15
Solidworks 2016 CPU Performance: Skylake-S vs Haswell-E/EP 12/31/15