If you are downloading on behalf of others but are not installing, select the Download Only option when installing. This option will allow you to select products regardless of what may be installed on your system. However, this option cannot be used to download patches or to create administrative images.
On February 25, 2020, the SPECwpc subcommittee released version 3.0.4 of the SPECworkstation benchmark, enabling certain computational workloads to scale beyond 64 logical processors. The update is available in two forms: as a minor-version patch to the benchmark for those already using SPECworkstation 3.0.3, and as a full benchmark installation. If your already installed version of SPECworkstation is lower than 3.0.3, the full benchmark installation package should be used instead of the patch. Whether you download the full V3.0.4 benchmark or just the patch, you will retain comparability between 3.0.4 and all previous 3.0 versions.
To install the patch, extract the contents of the downloaded zip file into an existing SPECworkstation 3.0.3 installation folder, overwriting files when prompted. Users can verify their installation of SPECworkstation has been patched successfully by confirming that the version number shown in the application title bar and the results files matches "3.0.4".
There were mixed reviews of the new feature in SolidWorks 2011 for taking the sting out of downloading patches called the Background Downloader. It is a small application that runs in the Windows system tray claiming not to hinder performance while downloading the latest and greatest from SolidWorks. At first mention this reminded me Google's Chrome browser, which downloads it's updates in the background, installing before the next launch without the user's intervention. Although convenient in theory, a web browser and a 3D CAD application are completely different animals and with this new background downloader being setup to download by default, users are wondering how to turn it off and stop it from launching. Here are a few tips: 2b1af7f3a8