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Performance betweed surface model and normal model

Question asked by Ari Arponen on May 3, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2012 by Jerry Steiger

Is there a big performance difference between normal "thickened" 3D-model and surface model? Because I have just a feeling that surface models doesnt rotata as smooth as normal models. Even if its the same part, just made to surface model from normal model.

 

If you check the attached image, you'll see lots of surface models and its pain in my a**e to make drawings from this model. So would it be better to make those surface models to thickened models? Or does the things get even worse. I hate surface models because its hard to make desent section cuts with them.

 

Why I started wondering this was that I have original chassis 3D model with normal parts, and for some reason my co-worked converted the parts to surface models. And when i tried to work with the original files it seemed like they worked much faster that surface models. Can someone give little heads up what would be the best solution.

 

thanks.

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