We are looking at new PC's and comparing the P2000 vs the P4000. The P4000 is only a few hundred more. We are on SW 2018SP5 and likely will not upgrade again until 2021. I heard that the Graphics card can improve Drawing performance, but I am wondering by how much. I haven't found anything definitive.
Our primary assemblies can have 3,000-5,000 parts and some process layouts can have 6-10 of these assemblies. Many of the parts were created long ago, and with the base part detail set high. There are also a number of highly detailed parts downloaded from suppliers, especially that large warehouse supplier. Some machiens have a number of parts with engraved text. Nothing was cleaned up or simplified.
THIS WILL NOT CHANGE any time soon. I know fixing these will speed EVERYTHING up.
Right now with M2000 cards, Windows 10 says they are not being pushed very hard. Assemblies rotate well. Drawings however can be a nightmare.
Does anyone know if better graphics cards, once you are in the midrange level will help the drawings much? Would the difference between a P2000 and P4000 be noticeable?
I have a few side questions too.
Is there a macro or any method to bump the part part detail down for a large group of parts?
I've heard configuration increase load times, but what about configurations for a simplified model, and a detailed one, or engraved text shown for individual drawings, but not shown for assembly drawings? I would think the overall time savings for a simplified configuration would be beneficial.