Good morning, i need to know about toi configure ramdisk for speedup solidedge.
i use large assembly, or need to convert step file of 200mb(with a i7 ssd 16gb ram needed more of 30 minutes)
thank you to all!
Not sure a ramdisk is going to help. Can you tell if your HDD is churning while converting?
The SSD disk is already ram storage. I'm not an expert but if everything is working in ram already then what is making a ramdisk going to help? Your just reducing the pool of available base ram it seems to me. I think you only want a ram disk when a slower hard disk is doing a lot of work.
A 200mb step file is pretty big. Are there a lot of parts in it? Is the geometry feature rich, a lot of faces? Is it completing the task in that 30 minutes? That may just be what it takes with your setup.
<edit> I looked at some original step files from a customer I had to convert. One was 173mb. It took a long time as well. I think about that long if not longer. I wondered if SE had locked up while waiting. And I had to do a lot of simplification to help make the converted model usable. That model had every single fastener used. The fasteners had actual 3D helical threads and there were a bunch of extruded channel fully modeled with all radii. Everything was "realistically" modeled. It was/is kind of a nightmare. I don't think your time is unreasonable.
Hi there @Silvano74,
Fully agree with @bshand.....not an unreasonable amount of time, to translate a file of that size, and also that the complexity of the topology can vary from file to file.
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Setting "Enable Logging=Off" will help marginally improve overall STEP translation performance.
Are you importing or exporting the STEP file? If importing then set "Import DoNotSave=On".
Ramdisk is faster up to 10x vs SSD. Trmporary files in RAM disk help SSD
Life to be more long and trmporary files when used are very fast
Interesting. I wasn't aware of that. Since you don't have a lot of ram (16gb, same as mine) I wonder what the minimum amount to leave to the system is? 32gb total ram seems like a much better starting point.