Hi I am using SW2007 and am working on a assembly of 100 parts . When working on the assembly I can only open one or two parts, when things start to slow down concidurably.Then a message box pops up and says I have insufficient memory and then the program closes. I have a new computer with an a Athon 64 processor 3700+ with 2 gigs of ram the vidio card is 256.Not quite sure what memory I would be lacking?. I would appreciate any help
See if you can get your VAR to let you try out a FireGL or an nVidia FX card. Put it in and try the same files you just tried to see if it stops your slowdown. Radeon cards are notorious for that with SW.
So in laymans terms , get a new vidio card solid works aproved.LOL The radeon one is no good? Any suggestions?. I have a few the techs at the computer store we deal with look into it on solid works grafic card site,and they resurched , the Quatro fx 540 or 1400 128 mg and the ATI Fire GL V52000 256mg are any of these anygood? Will a 128 work for me or is a 256 or 512 needed , Keep in mind I have a budget,the bose is paying for it ya know LOL.I know there are some expensive ones out there.
I'm sure I'm about to get flamed but, buying a card more expensive than the FX1400 will probably not get you any significant performance gains. I base this only on previous experience with video cards.
When I first started with SolidWorks 2001-2003 I had a Matrox Millennium G400, a cheap card, running Dual monitors. This was upgraded to a ELSA Gloria III at great expense (couldn't run dual monitors), I didn't notice any performance increases what so ever! This may well have been due to the relatively small models and assemblies that I was working with at that time.
With SolidWorks 2004 or 2005, can't remember which, my PC had a FX500 and ran just as well as a colleagues similarly specified PC with a FX 1400.
My latest PC, running SolidWorks 2006, has a Nvidia FX1400 and I'm more than happy with graphic performance.
Current Spec Athlon 62 X2 Dual Core 4600+
2GB Corsair RAM
74gb Raptor C drive
240gb D drive Nivida FX1400 with 2 monitors Philips 20" and a 17"
I agree with Wayne, despite my skepticism that there will be any noticeable difference in performance. At $100 more it's not a huge difference and could possible increase the useful life of the card, you may even still be using it with SolidWorks 2008.