SpeedPak can be used to create new configurations of your components that only load the relevant information in your local cache.
- [Instructor] When you're looking to increase your performance in Solidworks, sometimes it's helpful to use a SpeedPak configuration. When you have large assemblies, such as the one I have on my screen, they have a lot of parts in them and a lot of detail. Sometimes it can be very cumbersome to load them, open them, close them, change parts. There's just a lot of data in the background. Let's go ahead and walk through making a SpeedPak. Go to your configuration tab. Simply just right click on the default configuration and click Add New SpeedPak.
This is going to give you faces to include, bodies to include, or other reference geometry. For this, I'm just going to go by body. I'm going to select the front loader, the front arms, and the front cylinders, because maybe this is all I care about in my geometry right now. Obviously like you saw, if I select something on accident, I can just click it again to un-select it. Now that I have all those selected I just hit the green check mark for go.
You can see as I float over all the areas I don't care about are going to be ghosted out, is what it's called. We're only loading the details of the model that we care about and able to see that, which can be useful. When you're loading and unloading this or opening it and closing it, it'll open much faster as well, if you want to leave it in this configuration, because it's not loading everything in the background. When you don't want to use that, you just double click on your default or other configuration that you want to use and it's right back to normal, like it was.
You can select everything. You can see everything. Not a big deal. Simply for when you're trying to maybe add mates or dimensions, or work with the drawing in a different view, and you can have this configuration set to make the whole assembly later. At any time again, you can remove them by just right clicking and deleting them. That's how you use a SpeedPak.
- How your workstation's hardware functions
- Adjusting System Options settings
- Modeling best practices
- Creating custom configurations
- Fixing your assemblies
- Using SpeedPak
- Increasing modeling performance with Instant2D and Instant3D