How to work with solidworks on a Product with more than 8000 parts?

I am busy working on a product which containe more than 8000 parts, most of them are patterned based on Formular and dimentions that can user change in a text file!

but now I can not work any further on this model because every time I try to move the modell my labtop need about 10 minutes to update the screen!!!!

I have a 4 Years old labtop!
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Gpu: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Ram: 8Gb

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3 Answers

Your Laptop configuration is not appropriate to handle such assembly.
I would go for atleast 64 GB RAM or more.

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Second idea (not the best one) would be creating several sub-assemblies and combining them in the end.

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Open with lightweight option.
Yo will see your icon in modeltree with the feather sign.

If you want to modify some subcomponent just change them to full load while the other are lightweight mode. This will save you time of rebuilding

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