The SPECapc® for SolidWorks 2003 benchmark is designed to represent a day in the life of a typical SolidWorks 2003 user. The benchmark was developed in cooperation with SolidWorks Corporation.
The benchmark was released on July 2, 2003.
It is written in Visual Basic and C, and runs on Windows 2000 and Windows XP platforms. The benchmark uses 5 different-sized CAD/CAM solid models – a tire, an engine crankcase, two types of engines, a car assembly – the largest of which is an engine model with 3.13 million vertices.
Eight tests are included within the benchmark: I/O-intensive operations, CPU-intensive operations, and six different graphics tests. A single number is derived from a weighted geometric mean of the normalized score for all eight tests. Scores are also reported for each of the eight individual tests and for the geometric mean of the six graphics tests.
The reference system for computing the normalized ratio is a 1.5GHZ Pentium4 with an Intel 850 chipset, 1GB PC800 ECC SDRAM, 40GB ATA/100 and NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro graphics.
A fully licensed, released version of SolidWorks 2003 (service pack 3.1) is required.