SPECapc® for Solidworks 2020

The SPECapc® for Solidworks® 2020 benchmark is performance evaluation software for vendors and users of computing systems running Solidworks 2020 CAD/CAM software on Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit platforms.

The benchmark was released on September 30, 2020.

Major new features in the new SPECapc for Solidworks 2020 benchmark include:

  • Testing under the new Solidworks 2020 enhanced graphics interface.
  • Two new CPU tests for file conversion and simulation.
  • New tests that exercise the 2D drafting mode within Solidworks.

The SPECapc for Solidworks 2020 benchmark includes 10 models and 50 tests exercising a full range of graphics and CPU functionality. Model sizes range from 392 MB to 2.3 GB in memory. The following models are included in the benchmark:

  • Audi R8 (car) — 715 MB in memory, exercising graphics and Visualize CPU ray tracing
  • Black owl (desktop computer) — 1.15 GB in memory, exercising graphics and Visualize CPU ray tracing
  • Digger (backhoe) — 464 MB in memory, exercising graphics and Visualize CPU ray tracing
  • Ferrari (car) — 533 MB in memory, exercising graphics and Visualize CPU ray tracing
  • Jet engine — 665 MB in memory, exercising graphics and Visualize CPU ray tracing
  • Menjac (motor assembly) — 514 MB in memory, exercising graphics
  • Motor — 392 MB in memory, exercising graphics
  • SpaceShipCrawler (NASA Crawler Transporter Model*) — 2.3 GB in memory, exercising graphics
  • Super car (gullwing door) — 822 MB in memory, exercising graphics
  • Tesla tower — 495 MB in memory, exercising graphics

* Model courtesy of Jay Patterson, an industrial designer and long-time Solidworks user.