Solidworks on VPC7....is it possible?

aussiemac86

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Apr 12, 2004
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Hi,

I am a second year mechanical engineering student, at Uni we use Solidworks. I know it would be a stretch but has anyone tried to use solidworks via VPC7?

I have a dual 2.5Ghz G5 w/ 1.5GBram and radeon 9600 pro (128mb VRAM).

What are peoples thoughts on how solid works would run in Virtual PC 7 on my set-up?

Cheers
 

Pittsax

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Dec 8, 2004
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I can't tell you at the moment, but my girlfriend is a technician for SolidWorks...I'll ask her about it. I wouldn't hold my breath though...
 
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micvog

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aussiemac86 said:
What are peoples thoughts on how solid works would run in Virtual PC 7 on my set-up?
Solidworks won't work in VPC7 on any Macintosh. Period. Solidworks needs a hardware-accelerated graphics card; VPC doesn't emulate one.
 
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Pittsax

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Not to mention that VPC7 only supports 512MB RAM, which is the absolute minimum for Solidworks. In the words of my girlfriend, "Solidworks would die."
 
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