I have never used photo view 360 before so i gave it a go.]
When i load a large assy into photo view 360 the assy is very blurry with some lines going through it does this mean my graphics card cant handleit.
The prog runs very slow aswell.
I have your results on the PV360 benchmark. You have an old Pentium 4 office computer. It has onboard video graphics and is not a workstation class system. It will never be adequate for PV360, it is probably painfully slow for working in SolidWorks also. Especially by today's standard.
Here is another benchmark for you to run in SolidWorks so you can see where you computer stands be current workstation standards.
With the Google Spreadsheet of results you can see what you will want to buy for a computer to run SolidWorks and PV360.
I have 5 benchmarks on my blog that you can run and see the results on various computer systems.
I guess before anyone can post an accurate answer, we need to know your system specs.
When opening anything (a part or assembly) in PhotoView, the initial image will not be clear. To speed things up a bit, click Render Settings. When the new window opens, click "Good Quality". This will speed up the initial view show within the interface. The rendering speed is dependent on your hardware. The beefier your computer, the faster the rendering. From what I know, rendering has nothing to do with your graphics card - mainly processor speed and RAM but I am not certain how PV works.
System specs please, so we can answer if your computer is strong enough to handle PV360. Add that info to your forum profile.
PV360 does a real time render on screen using your cpu. What you are seeing is PV360 working to render the image live on screen. So it is blurry at first and gets clearer with each pass of the render engine.
If you have an old computer, with a slow cpu then you will have a poor experience with PV360. All the current crop of rendering programs thrive on very fast, up to date cpu architecture.
Check out my rendering benchmark for PV360 at http://www.solidmuse.com/solidworks-benchmark-photoview-360.html there is a Google Spreadsheet available with test results so you can see where your system stacks up.
Tryed the exploded lighter in photoworks it took just over 4 mins for the good
It took 30 mins for the better i never tryed the rest i would have been there all night.
Looks like i might need a never pc this one is only a few years old.
Thanks for the help
Yeah solidworks is slow if iam engineering assy with lots of parts its not to bad if its small parts.
Same with the computer in work lags allot.
Hi all still having problems with photo view 360 and solidworks with the system i have is very slow.
Just a quick question is there any thing i can do with my system to speed it up like add a graphics card ?
my system is Dell dimenshion 3100 c, Windows vista ultimate , Intel r pentium 4 , 3062 mb , intel r 910 gl express chipset.
Or do i have to get a whole new system ?
SolidWorks and PhotoView 360 are cpu bound, a new video card or more RAM will not help.
You need to get a computer with the latest and fastest cpu architecture. Core i7 or Xeon 3500/5500 series Nehalem architecture cpu's are the best at the moment. An up to date SolidWorks approved video card, lots of RAM and a fast hard drive. This will give you the best experience with SolidWorks and PhotoView 360.
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