When I worked with Mold Tool computer is getting slower. Is there any reason for that?
Can you attach a *.sldprt file here that exhibits this behavior (of getting slow)?
After using Draft Analysis tool I found that rotation was not smooth when I used mouse mid button to rotate. Now it is okay. I do not know the reason.
If you are serious about this field, I recommend that you purchase a Space Navigator.
J,.. maybe it's just my exposure to the area I deal with,.. and I know by reading this ng and others and in reviews.. people use these... but honestly, over the many years,.. I have rarely seen anyone using one of these professionally...
Do a google search....or even search in these forums...
I have used one since 1998. I couldn't live without it now. Sure, I have to navigate sometimes with the mouse and whatnot when I am presenting in the conference room, but most of the time.....
Well, let's just say that it has been slightly life altering (once you get used to it)....
A 3D Connexion model was sent to me several years ago for review.
I tried it and didn't really like it.
Sat in box for several months.
I was about to sell on eBay when I decided to give it one more try.
Changed the default settings and I was flying like a pro in seconds. (I prefer to change the default zoom/pan settings.)
I use several different CAD programs in a day, and it works the same in all. One area that I don't have to remember which program I am in to get consistent behavior.
Favorite areas are routed systems, filleting and assembly.
I think there is value to "gratuitous" continuous fidgeting motion - getting a sense of 3D on the 2D medium of a monitor. Kind of like manipulating the part in my hand to get a "feel" for the geometry and planning my next step.
I also set it up in Google Earth and love to fly my travel/vacation routes at street view.
When I go to SWW, PTC/User World or AU, 3D Connexion usually has the longest line in the exhibition hall.
Addiction is the biggest problem. If you can develop a skill with cheaper items it is much preferable.
Is there a chance which you tried to manipulate the model (pan, rotate) while the part was still rebuilt?
OK, I guess I could live without it.
But I love mine and don't like to part with it.
Your response does not make any sense to me.
Admission,... the first steps to recovery!
..I'm just say'n the people I've dealt with.. I'm sure there are and benefits each user finds value.
I have "played" with a puck years ago.. and I was truly distracted with using it.. an obvious learning curve to have it become an extension without it being a distraction.
He's making a joke about my "not able to live without" it. Which is the same philosophy that addicts use when they are removed (or faced with the potential removal) of their drug.
It is actually very funny.
"I think there is value to "gratuitous" continuous fidgeting motion - getting a sense of 3D on the 2D medium of a monitor. Kind of like manipulating the part in my hand to get a "feel" for the geometry and planning my next step."
..yes, I hear ya,.. I can imagine this interaction becomes a more eluded extension with experience-time..
Maha Nadarasa wrote:...If you can develop a skill with cheaper items it is much preferable.
Maha Nadarasa wrote:
...If you can develop a skill with cheaper items it is much preferable.
I started out on the drafting board with pencil and paper.
Much cheaper, or maybe not, depending on how you calculate the economics.
LOL.....well said Mr. Mather.
There was a time people live in caves without any dress. We can’t go to that level. Board with pencil and paper is very old.
It is good to go for the simple and cheap options that are available today.
I have one at work and one at home. I automatically reach for it when doing cad work and it is very natural to move the part / assembly or zoom in and out of a drawing - and at the same time I can be moving my cursor with the mouse.
And the cost - not really very much ~ $100. But when looking at the time I save, less fatigue on my right hand because I don't have to do all the rotate, pan and zoom functions means I can go longer without having to stretch my hands and arms. It is much cheaper in the long run. Also with the software drivers and buttons on the various versions, it adds more gestures to add even more benefits. A click on one of the buttons and a gesture screen pops up (what pops up depends on what application you are in) with the mouse cursor in the the middle and I can easily move the mouse slightly and click to activate one of those functions. The gesture shown below pops up on this forum screen. It does take a little getting used to and the speed is defaulted way too fast (but is adjustable) but I love both of mine.
Maha, draft analysis is run by the graphics card, so it's likely the performance issues are caused by that. If you run Solidworks RX, you can check if you have the latest compatible driver.
Though I am using a Space Mouse Pro Wireless at work, I never use it in my browser. Firefox's gestures are much more faster for me.
There's no need to a two step (click a button and select a gesture) action. I can have the gesture right from my mouse movement.
I use 2016-2017 student edition. Tool folder is not available to me.
Agreed! I've used one for 5 years now. Far fewer instances of sore wrists by midday. There are now 4 people using them in our office. I wouldn't use a machine without one.
What is the make/model of graphics card in your computer?
In this case use Graphics Card Drivers | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS to find which driver and device manager (Settings, devices), and display adaptors to find which graphics card.
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