Since upgrading to SW2012 my round surfaces are now faceted. I tried changing some settings to get SW to render my circles as round and not faceted. But I have not figured it out yet. Anyone know where to make that change?
Did you try this?
I had to look a little bit harder to find the button for "Go to Image Quality". Then this screen showed up. I set it to hight quality but still has facets when zoomed in.
What is the diameter of your part? You will still see some faceting if you are zoomed in way close depending on the size of the geometry you are working with.
Mathmatically your part will not have the facets. The facets are an artifact of rendering the geomtry on screen. The software needs to balance quality of image and speed of display and compute resources to accomplish the desired diplay quality.
Good morning Jay,
Could also be video related,
Is there any additional insight into this issue. I am having the same problem and there doesn't seem to be any solution. (In drawings only)
EDIT: Looks like it might be that the drawing is complex. As I hide components, it is getting better.
Would a better video card help in cases like this?
Check to see if the box is marked for "Apply to all..." and if not do so to see if that helps. Make sure your assembly resolution is set to as high as possible.
Thanks Harold, but it doesn't seem like that is possible in the Standard version of SW. It is grayed out and unselectable.
Upon further investigation it looks like the revised models I got back from someone might be corrupt somehow, because if I load my own originals they do not have this problem at all.
I am using SW Standard. Nothing special here. You do have an approved card and all that correct?
With regtards to the card, I would say not as I just have the one that came with my Acer computer. ATI Radeon HD 5750 1024MB. Do you think I should be looking at getting a new video card?
I am using an older IBM ThinkCentre computer right now that I know does not have an approved graphics card. I didn't have an issue until I upgraded to SW2012. I can set the Image Quality higher but I have to do it on every single drawing I open. I can't set it for higher graphics globally. I am going to try to upgrade to SP2.0 and see if that helps.
I know some have success to some level with cards / systems that are not on the approved list but I am only computer literate enough to know that I don't know enough should something go drastically wrong that the problem is or is not the computer. Therefore I buy (not even biuld) my workstations based on the recommendations of the software manufacturer(s). But that is just me....
Well, I've tried 3 times to get a new computer. We've had a guy build me one and I am back to my IBM machine. The one I had built had motherboard issued and would crash daily. Then we put in a different motherboard and had it working for all of one day. I powered it down and took it to the IT office to have SW installed and then the hard drive would not be recognized. Also realized the graphic card was an Nvidia GeForce gaming card and not one of the supported Quadro Nvidia. My NEW computer has been sitting under my desk waiting to be fixed...again. All I want now is a new HP high end computer that will support Solidworks. Not some clear cased gaming machine with blue lights...just plain old "Office Black".
The only issue with my IBM is that I can't use DraftSight in place of AutoCad because the mouse jumps all over the drawing area. Not in the toolbar areas...just the black drawing area. Oh, and it seems like the hard drive or a fan is always Whirring.
ok. this is just rediculous!!!!! I have to adjust the performance level just about every time. Is there a way to set it and leave it so the image resolution is always higher? I have a new computer with recommended graphics card. Everytime I create a new part or assembly I have to reset the image quality higher. This didn't happen until I upgraded to SW 2011 and continues with SW 2012. Very annoying.
Once you have the Performance Level & Image Quality set to your liking, Save as to a new template and make sure the File Locations & Default Templates are pointing to the correct location.
I've done that and it will still revert to low resolution. Not all the time but then if I re-open a model sometimes it will open in lowest resolution setting, even after I have previously saved it at a higher setting.
There seems to be some kind of link between people's computers and how often this gets reset. (I assume it is the computer or the partiular installation.) I don't think I have ever seen it happen. Other people seem to have it happen quite often Very strange.
If there is a link between the kind of computer, then it doesn't discriminate between high-end and low-end computers.
I should have been more careful in what I wrote. I didn't necessarily mean the computer itself, but the whole ecosystem; how the person sets up the computer, how they use SolidWorks, and any number of other factors, like what other software they run.
Also, make sure you have write access. If you have the option "Open references with read-only access" then the changes won't be saved.
It appears that SolidWorks may have found the problem and resolved it in SolidWorks 2013. See the post by Jim Wilkinson...
Image Quality Shaded and draft quality changes to low
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