On a Quadro 4000 I’m noticing a definite improvement in speed. So much so that files I make in v6 are no almost unusable in 5!
I still however get to the point where working with the massive files in Layout space is gruelling and I’m needing to turn objects or viewports off to move around.
One example, I had one mesh-dense model imported from another program and a highly detailed nurbs model together in the same viewport and I wanted to trace some shapes in Layout space. This proved pretty much impossible. Osnap struggled to snap and typing text objects was so delayed.
My solution was to create a jpg of the viewport and insert it as a picture frame object and trace my shapes over that (obviously deleting the original viewport).
I have two questions (which I know you’ve heard before):
- What would be the best graphics card that would support all your graphic improvements and help in Layout space on massive files?
- Is there any way to freeze a viewport so it behaves in essence as a raster version of itself and not load up the graphics card?