I don't know if Visualize made any improvements from the Bunkspeed world on this, however the old Bunkspeed render speed would be dictated by the slowest card. I think you will have to replace your FX1800. Does SW not support the GTX 970?
I believe you are correct Jason,
I would also upgrade the FX1800 to the K2200. this ensures compatibillity with SolidWorks and give you the extra boost for Visualize.
There is a bonus as well, SolidWorks visualize requires at least 384 Cuda Cores for GPU rendering, the K2200 has 640 so you should also be able to take advantage of GPU rendering which should decrease render times.
are you using Visualize Standard or Pro? I ask because if you are doing that many renders per day, Visualize Pro has the Queue options which is incredibly handy for setting up your renders and running them overnight or in slow periods so your productivity is not affected.
Hi Scott and Jason,
thanks for your quick respond,
as far as i know in order to use the Real View features in SW it requires a Quadro GPU with an Open GL .
At the last local SW 2016 presentation , VR mentioned that beside the high quality renders using the new SW Visualize you can save on expensive high end GPU by adding lower price but with thousends of Cuda cores Geforce GPU , along the Quadro which is used for the SW .
they mentioned that for the SW Visualize the more Cuda cores available the fast the rendering will be.
I did however contact our local VR , but as expected this thing is new for them also and promised to check it more deeply .
hoping to get a studied reply soon .
regarding moving to the Pro version , sure if the standard one works fine I will upgrade.
I would recommend getting into the new Maxwell generation cards (M4000). The advantages, especially of the M4000 will be significantly more noticeable than the previous generation Kepler cards (K2200 etc.) and the VRAM will allow you plenty of ceiling as your data grows in size or your tasks become more complex.
well after an endless wait with no answer from my VAR if it is possible to add a GTX GPU alongside my FX1800 , I decided to move on to next step and upgraded to a new M4000 .
This made a significant boost to my workstation .
i started using the new Visualize ,but although I am quick with new software this seems to be a difficult one , many obvious features I am used to in PV360 are missing or very complicated to do with the Visulize .
I hope there will be more tutorials soon as what offered now are a joke .
I am not familiar with PV360. What features are you looking for?
Great call with choosing the M4000!
We have 10 more tutorials coming to the same MySolidWorks link by the end of this month. I hope these will satisfy what you are looking for with learning more about Visualize.
Please respond to this thread with exactly what features you used in PV360 that you cannot find or aren't included with Visualize.