Is is possible adding a view to my assembly drawing showing material properties of components like a rendering?
Yes, it is possible by insert>picture and using a rendered view of your model. although you will not be able to dimension it or do anything else with it like a drawing view.
Thanks for your comment mark,
I will do that if jeremy's option doesn't work
if you save out the rendering as a jpg or bmp, you can at it to the drawing. but the best you can do and still have it linked to the file is to turn on realview (if your hardware supports it) and put in a shaded view.
thanks for replying,
where is 'turning on realview" option located?
can you advice?
2014 SolidWorks Help - RealView
I am using SW12 SP4
Is this option availble for this version?
2012 SolidWorks Help - RealView
I dont have this option, probably because my Graphics Card Driver is
NVIDIA GeFORCE GTX 285
Yes, you need to have a graphics card that is supported for RealView. You may be able to find a hack on line that will make your system think that your GTX card is a Quadro. That may allow your to use RealView.
thanks for you comment,
do you think If I change to Quadro my computer will be faster also?
I am using SW12 sp4
PROCESSOR intel (R) Core (tm) i7 CPU
950 @ 3.07 Ghz
installed memory 14 GB
system type 64 bit
No, changing graphics cards won't make your system any faster. It might allow you to spin your models around a little faster but, depending on your old card and the new card, it might actually be slower (just in the spinning, the graphics card has nothing to do with the speed of your system when doing any other work, like regenerating or saving). It is the speed of your processor that determines your system speed.
thanks for answering,
sometimes I feel my system is too slow, normally I work from simple components to large assemblies
what do you think of my computer?
do you think I need to update something?
The processor speed is the main thing that controls how fast SolidWorks goes. It looks like that processor has been out for about 4 years, so it is getting pretty old. Looking at CPU benchmarks from PassMark, it looks like you could double your speed with a newer i7-4770 or 4770K. That is just a benchmark and doesn't tell you what will happen with SolidWorks. I don't know if you can replace your existing processor with a substantially better one without getting a whole new mother board.
To get a better understanding you should probably ask about this in the Administration forum. That is one that is the best for questions about hardware and performance. There are some people there who really know what is best.
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