The SPECapc® for SolidWorks 2005 benchmark was designed to represent a day in the life of a typical SolidWorks 2005 user. The benchmark was developed by SolidWorks. It is written in Visual Basic and C, and runs on Windows 2000 and Windows XP platforms. The benchmark uses different-sized CAD/CAM solid models, the largest of which is an engine model with 3.13 million vertices.
The benchmark was released on December 8, 2005.
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 an Intel Xeon 2.4GHz, 2GB PC800 ECC RDRAM, 40GB ATA/100 HDD and NVIDIA Quadro4 700XGL graphics running Windows XP SP1.
A fully licensed, released version of SolidWorks 2005 (Service Pack 0) is required.