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Exmateria
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Quadro graphic cards are not compatible with AutoCAD 2012

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01-18-2012 01:15 AM

Even though you'll find on Autodesk certiciation hardware pages that the Quadro cards are certified with AutoCAD 2012, Nvidia says it's not the case (see their answer below)

 

Hi Patrick,

Thank you for contacting NVIDIA Customer Care.

Similar  performance problems have been reported on AutoCAD 2012 and the core  reason for this is, Autodesk removed the ability to add a performance  driver for the 2012 releases.

By removing the ability to add a  driver, Autodesk has removed the ability for us to improve the  performance of the Quadro in their applications. Our tests have shown  that a Quadro will deliver higher frames per second on the previous  Autodesk versions than they do on the current versions. We are working  with Autodesk to help them improve their base level performance for  their 2013 versions and beyond.

Let me know if any more questions.

Best regards,

Mike
NVIDIA Customer Care

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Charles_Shade
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Re: Quadro graphic cards are not compatible with AutoCAD 2012

01-18-2012 03:22 AM in reply to: Exmateria

Dang.

Nvidia doesn't mix words. I like that.

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Re: Quadro graphic cards are not compatible with AutoCAD 2012

02-16-2012 12:24 AM in reply to: Exmateria

Let's hope the new HP workstation doesn't have this problem... http://www.hp.com/z1

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Re: Quadro graphic cards are not compatible with AutoCAD 2012

02-17-2012 02:46 PM in reply to: Exmateria

Thats being a little loose with the interpretation, while nVidia was being very precise.  AutoCAD works just fine and is compatible with Quadro cards.  Reading carefully, the nVidia folks note that AutoDesk "...removed the ability to add a performance driver...".  Card still works, still provides acceleration, but the "performance driver" that nVidia had previously been specifically creating for earlier version of AutoCAD can't be done for the newer versions.  But thats almost a non-issue - I've heard of very few people actually installing said "AutoCAD performance driver" and for those that did, it caused a few visual quirks resulting in them changing back to the normal one.

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Re: Quadro graphic cards are not compatible with AutoCAD 2012

02-17-2012 03:05 PM in reply to: dgorsman

Agreed..... and perhaps the reason Autodesk refused to let them develop a performance driver is due to all the compatabilty issues with Nvidia cards recently.  It's easier to support customers using just one buggy driver, than customers using two different buggy drivers.

 

(typing this message from a Lenova 701DS / Quadro 2800m / Autocad 2011 & 12)

 

 

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02-17-2012 03:31 PM in reply to: nestly

Our experience, on two different machines, with Quadro drivers for AutoCAD 2012 is that 3D visualisation operations are faster without than with the driver... We bought these cards trusting Autodesk statement that these cards are certified for AutoCAD 2012. It is not clearly stated on Autodesk site that "certified" means AutoCAD will just work normaly with the card, if I buy a several hundreds dollars graphic card, I expect 3D visualisation to significatively improve, and not degrade.

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Re: Quadro graphic cards are not compatible with AutoCAD 2012

03-01-2012 04:16 AM in reply to: Exmateria

This confirms my problem.  I have autocad  lt 2012 and graphics card is a HP Quadro  600 on a HZ210 workstation

Does anyone know what card is suitable

 

thanks

steve connor

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Re: Quadro graphic cards are not compatible with AutoCAD 2012

03-01-2012 05:28 AM in reply to: wilmcote

This link will give you the Certified cards according to Autodesk:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/cert?siteID=123112&id=16391880

 

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