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SPECapc updates SolidWorks benchmark

WARRENTON, Va., May 9, 2007 – SPEC/GPC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released updated performance evaluation software for systems running SolidWorks ® 2007 3D CAD software.

The new benchmark is an update of SPECapc for SolidWorks 2005. It was developed in cooperation with SolidWorks Corporation to represent typical user operations that are important in evaluating system performance. Benchmark tests have been updated to reflect new features in SolidWorks 2007 and to ensure results consistency over multiple test runs.

Because of the test changes, SPECapc for SolidWorks 2007 results should not be compared to those from SPECapc for SolidWorks 2005, which will remain available for reporting on the SPEC website for another six months.

“The SPECapc group thanks SolidWorks for helping us create an updated 2007 benchmark,” says Dan Bennett, SPECapc chair. “We look forward to continuing our work to deliver timely performance evaluation software for the SolidWorks community.”

“We see value in ongoing collaboration with organizations such as SPEC that our customers and partners look to for useful information,” says Greg Jankowski, director, customer services strategic planning, for SolidWorks. “We plan to continue working with SPECapc to ensure that the benchmark for SolidWorks captures real-world performance as accurately as possible.”

Available now

SPECapc for SolidWorks 2007 is available for free downloading on the SPEC/GPC web site: The SPECapc group also provides free benchmarks for systems running 3ds Max 8, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0, Solid Edge V19, UGS NX® 3, and Maya 6.5.

About SPECapc

SPECapc was formed in 1997 to address performance evaluation based on graphics-intensive software applications. It is a project group of the Graphics Performance Characterization (GPC) Group, which is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC). SPEC is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of computers. For more information, visit:


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