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Computer Can Not Handle Large Assembly

I have a 862 part assembly without a subassembly. I bought a larger computer, thinking this 

computer will handle. I have a 1.5Mb broadband wireless.

This document has hidden parts that are not in use, I have all the parts in groups, none in create


It was told to me... Do not delete anything! 

How can I speed things up?


Thank You 


Define "large computer"?     How much RAM do you have?...

Define "large computer"?  


How much RAM do you have?


What OS are you running, and are you running 32- or 64-bit OS?


Are you running 32-bit or 64-bit Solid Edge?


Are you accessing this large assembly from a server over broadband internet?


Based on more detailed information, then input as to what is needed to improve performance can be provided.


Thank you and regards,



Who told you 'do not delete anything'??? This is not good...

Who told you 'do not delete anything'??? This is not good advice....


Grouping parts does nothing to reduce the load on the computer with an assembly open. 


When you say 'not in use', do you mean their status is inactive? (Icon greyed out?)


The wireless speed has nothing to do with how the computer handles the assembly.

-Dylan Gondyke

Re: Define "large computer"? How much RAM do you have?...

I have broad band with 1.5Mb
Also, Solid Edge 64 Bit Student Edition

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-Bit (SUB)


Intel i7 Quad Core Enhanced Performance V1-1150


16GB DDR3 1600 (2 DIMMS)

Video Cards

NVIDIA Quadro K2000 2GB PCI-E (R)

Hard Drives

240GB SSD 2.5 SATA 6GB (SUB)

Floppy, CD, DVD Drives

Dual Layer 20X DVD?RW Writer (SATA) (SUB 1)(R)

Kybds, Mice, Spkrs

USB Logitech Keyboard (R)

Intel Core(tm)i7 Quad Core Enhanced Performance Processor
Intel Z87 Express Chipset
Dual Channel DDR3-1600
. . (4 DIMMS)
(6) Serial ATA 6Gb/s ports *
. . (RAID 0. 1 and 10)
(1) Gigabit Ethernet Port
Onboard Video
. . (1) DVI Port
. . (1) HDMI Port
8 Channel HD Audio
. . Front panel mic + audio out
(1) S/PDIF Out (Optical)
(6) USB 2.0 ports:
. . (2) Front, (4) Rear
(6) USB 3.0 ports:
. . (2) Front, (4) Rear
550W Power Supply
6.85"w x 14.6"h x 16.6"d

Expansion options:
(2) 3.5" hard drive bays or (4) 2.5" hard drives
(2) PCIe 3.0 x16 slots Single at x16 or Dual at x8
(1) PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (at x4 mode)
(1) PCIe 2.0 x1 slots

I believe I have all the information you requested.

Thank You

Re: Define "large computer"?     How much RAM do you have?...

I think we need to double check your Solid Edge bit-version. When you do Solid Edge Help -> About Solid Edge what does it state as the version? If the version number doesn't have x64 in it then you do not have 64-bit Solid Edge We do not offer a 64-bit Student Edition..

Also, why would you not delete the children in the assembly that are not being used. If you don't need them then remove them from the structure. Even hidden, the unused children add overhead to the file.

Make sure that you set your computer swap size to 2 X RAM for both the minimum and maximum values.
Accepted by topic author PO_LC
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: Computer Can Not Handle Large Assembly

That's a fantastic system to run 64-bit Commercial version of Solid Edge on, let alone 32-bit Student Edition. I can only surmise that there is an deeper issue here, more to do with file management and/or the models themselves. It may be they are extremely convoluted/complex, thereby dragging the assembly (& system) performance down. Hard to pin point without a greater overview of what's going on.
Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Computer Can Not Handle Large Assembly

I agree with Sean. It is an awesome system Hoewever, if you are running 32-bit Solid Edge then you only have 4GB RAM available to Solid Edge. Depending on the complexity of the large assembly then 32-bit Edge may not be enough.

With that said, when you open this assembly are you opening using the "Assembly open as" set to Large Assembly option?

"I have a 862 part assembly without a subassembly"   That...

"I have a 862 part assembly without a subassembly"


That may be the problem.

Assuming 3 relationships per part, that's over 2500 relationships to be resolved whenever you add or change anything. Even if some parts are patterned it still might cause problems.

You should consider making sub-assemblies and seeing if that makes a difference.

You can use the Transfer command to move parts from your assembly into sub-assemblies.

HP Z420 16GB RAM
Quadro K4000
ST7 MP10 on Windows 7 Pro 64.