The SPECapc® for Siemens NX 8.5 benchmark was a collaborative effort between Siemens and the SPECapc committee.
The benchmark was released on July 24, 2013.
It runs on the Windows 7 64-bit operating system.
The updated benchmark (from SPECapc for Siemens NX 6) includes four models ranging in size from approximately 87MB to 347MB. It tests performance for operations such as loading parts, booleans, rotations, zooms, pans, front and back clipping, modifying perspective parameters, full-view generation, different edge modes, translucency and hidden-surface removal. Composite results are recorded for graphics, CPU and disk I/O operations.
New features in SPECapc for NX 8.5 include quality control improvements, faster runtimes and automatic collection of system information for results submissions to the SPEC website.
The total number of seconds to run each test is normalized based on a reference machine, in this case a Dell Precision 690 with Xeon 5130 2GHz, AMD FirePro V3750 and 16GB RAM with 4x4GB ECC DDR2 667 MHz. The normalization process ensures a scoring system where a bigger score is better.
Users must have a 3D graphics display device recognized by Siemens NX 8.5 in order to run the benchmark. A fully licensed, released version of Siemens NX 8.5 is required. If a floating license is used, the workstation’s network must be configured as documented in the Siemens NX 8.5 installation guide.