regens

can anybody tell me what part of a computer i would have to max out to speed up regens? is it mostly video? ram? processsor?
i know all of the above would be optimal, but even with a p4 2.0, 768gb ddr, and a 32mb vid card, i have a substantial lag when i go from model to layout (or layout to layout) and i feel i should be able to flip through these instantly. the file is about 3 megs, but this is common for my type of work.
any thoughts would be appreciated
sean
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I've got a feeling that the version of windows actually affects the regen rate as well. Your graphics card is probably the reason for this though.

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i've got a 32mb matrox millenium g450. thought that was pretty decent card, considering i'm using acad2000.
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substantial lag would be 5-7 seconds
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holy crap!!! that's retarded! what's the point in having viewports if each one requires the memory of a whole drawing??? i think i am gonna be done with autocad soon. none of the 3d software i have used gives me this kind of graphic problems.
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JP's claim about "every viewport carrying the entire dwg behind it" is incorrect. The data that's shown in the various viewports exists only once in the drawing database. Each viewport provides a customized "window" into those graphics, and, yes, when you do a REGENALL, each viewport will be regenerated, which may take some time. However, just having many viewports in a drawing does "NOT" slow down regeneration in model space. nor do viewports in non-active Layouts appreciably change the REGEN time of the active layout.
Factors that *do* slow down regen times are TrueType fonts, and great quantities of hatching. ___

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