OT - Engineering software and OS

Hi Colette,

We are using ProE Wildfire 2.0 3.0, Solidworks, and AutoCad.
My first question is where are your files located?
If they are on the network this can only work as fast as the bandwidth of the network.

Do you work with parts or assemblies?
What is slow, rendering, analysis etc?

Thanks,

John Mansfield
General Sheet Metal

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We are using ProE - Wildfire 2.0 software in addition to AutoCad 7. We
are experiencing some slow processing on the ProE. We purchased new 64
bit PC's (HP Opteron XW9300 2.4 GHZ workstations with 2 GB ram and put
Windows XP Professional 64) because we were told that 64 bit would run
faster. We are STILL experiencing slow processing when performing some
specific functions in ProE. Is there anyone who is using ProE that
could help us by answering some questions? ProE answer book tells us
that going to Windows 2000, UNIX or Linux based systems may help.......
before we move that direction, we would like to find someone else who is
using the software and find out what they are doing/using.

Thank you


Colette Bishop

IT Manager

J. T. Cullen Company Inc.

901 31st Avenue

P.O. Box 311

Fulton, IL 6125

Phone: 815-589-2412 Ext. 314

Fax: 815-589-4018

Email: <mailto:cbishop@jtcullec> cbishop@...
<mailto:cbishop@...>






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Hi Colette,

We are very strong Pro/E users 30+ seats, currently running Wildfire 2
and 3, we use it in engineering and manufacturing. We have done lots of
testing over the years to get the right specs to run pro/e. In fact,
there are websites dedicated to different users testing the same pro/e
tasks with different PC specs and comparing results!

Currently, for our designers we are using the Dell Precision 390.

2.66GHz Dual Core Duo processor
2G DDR667 SDRAM
nVidia Quadro FX 3450 Video w/ 256 MB ram
80Gig SATA HDD
Running Win XP Pro OS and Office 2003 Pro
Also includes a DVD/CD RW drive

They seem to be working great.

HTH,
Sarah


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Subject: [Vantage] OT - Engineering software and OS

We are using ProE - Wildfire 2.0 software in addition to AutoCad 7. We
are experiencing some slow processing on the ProE. We purchased new 64
bit PC's (HP Opteron XW9300 2.4 GHZ workstations with 2 GB ram and put
Windows XP Professional 64) because we were told that 64 bit would run
faster. We are STILL experiencing slow processing when performing some
specific functions in ProE. Is there anyone who is using ProE that
could help us by answering some questions? ProE answer book tells us
that going to Windows 2000, UNIX or Linux based systems may help.......
before we move that direction, we would like to find someone else who is
using the software and find out what they are doing/using.

Thank you


Colette Bishop

IT Manager

J. T. Cullen Company Inc.

901 31st Avenue

P.O. Box 311

Fulton, IL 6125

Phone: 815-589-2412 Ext. 314

Fax: 815-589-4018

Email: <mailto:cbishop@jtcullec> cbishop@...
<mailto:cbishop@...>






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