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video card ram


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I am fairly new to Solidworks and need to choose a new video card. My question is what size 2gb or 4gb. I will generally be working on tool and die assemblies with less than 2000 parts the majority of which are fasteners springs etc. and have no need for realview.
File sizes do not exceed 200 mb .


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My advice is to go for the 4gb. If you have assemblies with close to 2000 parts with springs I would go for the 4gb. Springs are helical and I know out of experience this takes longer to regenerate because of complex curves. Why risk running into issues with the 2Gb and having to supress components so you can view correctly.

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