The SPECapc® for SolidWorks 2007 benchmark is designed to represent a day in the life of a typical SolidWorks 2007 user. The benchmark was developed in cooperation with SolidWorks Corporation. It is written in Visual Basic and C, and runs on Windows XP 32- and 64-bit 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 May 9, 2007.
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 2.4GHz Intel Xeon, Intel 860 chipset running Windows XP SP2 with 2GB of PC800 ECC RDRAM, an NVIDIA QuadroFX 1000 graphics card, and a 40GB ATA/100 hard drive.
A fully licensed, released version of SolidWorks 2007 (Service Pack 0) is required.