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Katsaras
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Registered: ‎07-25-2006
Message 11 of 22 (78 Views)

Re: graphics card

07-25-2006 07:47 AM in reply to: Ratman
To download a driver that is certified by autodesk just click on the driver number that autodesk has posted on the webpage with the cards that supports. This is not necessarily the latest driver from nvidia or ati etc...
In your case go to http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/hc?os=WinXP&siteID=123112&catID=6711614&id=6711853&linkID=2475161&is_results=1
and click on 6.14.0010.8426. After you download, install, restart, go to Tools>Options>System>Performance Settings>Manual tune and click on enable hardware acceleration.
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richard.fuselier
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Message 12 of 22 (78 Views)

Re: graphics card

07-25-2006 08:56 AM in reply to: Ratman
Does hardware acceleration help in 2D ??


Thanks
*Alex Bicalho - Autodesk
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Re: graphics card

07-25-2006 09:09 AM in reply to: Ratman
No, it makes no difference in 2D.

-Alexander

wrote in message news:5247560@discussion.autodesk.com...
Does hardware acceleration help in 2D ??


Thanks
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Ratman
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Re: graphics card

07-25-2006 06:05 PM in reply to: Ratman
Hi Katsaras.
I've already downloaded and installed the 8426 driver. I've also used drivecleaner to clear off all old ones, updated motherboard bios, chipset drivers etc, etc. I've come to the conclusion that it must be a clash with some other software on the machine. I just can't work out what.
The direct X diagnostic tool says the video card is installed and enabled. Autocad just doesn't like it for some reason.
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Ratman
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Re: graphics card

07-25-2006 06:54 PM in reply to: Ratman
Even though I had the 8426 driver installed, I tried downloading the one from the link you gave me. When I went to install that driver, the Nvidia screen came up with a message saying:
Nvidia Setup Error - the Nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your hardware. Setup will now exit.
Strange! Any ideas?
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Katsaras
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Message 16 of 22 (78 Views)

Re: graphics card

07-26-2006 05:16 AM in reply to: Ratman
I reread the whole post. I see that you have 6800 XT card and the Autodesk site refers to the 6800 card. I don't really know if there is a difference in those two cards but could be the problem.
I'm just shooting some ideas... I can't realy think of something else right now. My laptop has the GForce Go 7600 card and I'm able to turn on the hardware acceleration and the card is not even posted at the Autodesk site. One of my workstations has the ATI FireGL V3100 and I had to update the driver before I could turn on hardware acceleration, pretty much like in your case...
By the way the link was for Windows XP drivers. If you want Win 2000 drivers there is a checkbox on the top...
*Alex Bicalho - Autodesk
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Re: graphics card

07-26-2006 11:10 AM in reply to: Ratman
From the FAQ in our certification website
(www.autodesk.com/autocad-graphicscard):

17. How do I obtain the version of the graphics hardware driver that is
listed in the graphics hardware list?
You can download the driver using the driver version link in the graphics
hardware list. For laptop drivers you need to consult your laptop vendor to
download the version of the driver listed on the graphics hardware list.
Some laptop drivers are also located on the Inventor graphics website at
http://www.inventor-certified.com/graphics/.


-Alexander


wrote in message news:5248720@discussion.autodesk.com...
I reread the whole post. I see that you have 6800 XT card and the Autodesk
site refers to the 6800 card. I don't really know if there is a difference
in those two cards but could be the problem.
I'm just shooting some ideas... I can't realy think of something else right
now. My laptop has the GForce Go 7600 card and I'm able to turn on the
hardware acceleration and the card is not even posted at the Autodesk site.
One of my workstations has the ATI FireGL V3100 and I had to update the
driver before I could turn on hardware acceleration, pretty much like in
your case...
By the way the link was for Windows XP drivers. If you want Win 2000 drivers
there is a checkbox on the top...
*Alex Bicalho - Autodesk
Message 18 of 22 (78 Views)

Re: graphics card

07-26-2006 11:15 AM in reply to: Ratman
If you can't disable netmeeting and you have it running there's no way you
can enable Hardware Acceleration in AutoCAD. They are not compatible.

The only other solution I can think of is that the Registry for AutoCAD is
corrupted.

**Warning - the following steps may corrupt your system if not done
carefully**

If you are confident enough with editing the registry you can delete the
R17.0 key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD - next time you
launch AutoCAD the installer and will repair the registry, as if you did a
full uninstall.

When doing that all your settings and customizations maybe lost, so you may
have to migrate settings again.

-Alexander

wrote in message news:5246977@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi Alex.
I cant seem to disable / close Netmeeting.
It's the only option available in the Internet Call tab in Internet
Properties.
Have tried disconnecting the internet all together but it doesn't solve my
problem.
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Ratman
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Message 19 of 22 (78 Views)

Re: graphics card

07-26-2006 07:22 PM in reply to: Ratman
Thanks Alex.
Here's the strange part thou.
On another computer in our office that has an old GeForce MX 440 video card and runs Netmeeting, Autocad 2007 recognises this video card and allows you to enable hardware acceleration despite the fact that this card is old, slow and not supported.
Maybe there's something in registry editing. Where do I find this R17.0 key? Couldn't find the HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\Software\Autodesk\AutoCad. Where is this?
Cheers.
*Alex Bicalho - Autodesk
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Re: graphics card

07-27-2006 09:27 AM in reply to: Ratman
Start > Run > Regedit.

If you're not comfortable with editing the registry, please ask for
assistance from someone in IT in your company or someone who maybe able to
help you.

-Alexander

wrote in message news:5249878@discussion.autodesk.com...
Thanks Alex.
Here's the strange part thou.
On another computer in our office that has an old GeForce MX 440 video card
and runs Netmeeting, Autocad 2007 recognises this video card and allows you
to enable hardware acceleration despite the fact that this card is old, slow
and not supported.
Maybe there's something in registry editing. Where do I find this R17.0
key? Couldn't find the HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\Software\Autodesk\AutoCad. Where
is this?
Cheers.
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