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TimEaves
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎11-20-2002
Message 1 of 12 (47 Views)

Inventor 6 graphics slowdown

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11-11-2002 09:31 AM
I have an Oxygen GVX1 Pro video card. I was happy with the performance of Inv 5.3. When I upgraded to Inv 6, I noticed immediately that the zoom-window command had developed a severe case of sluggishness. That is, the cursor and crosshairs lag behind mouse movement. Anybody else have this problem, with any video card? (Other commands also exhibit this sluggishness, but zoom-window is the worst.)

I have the latest 'certified' driver installed (849). A second machine with a VX1-16 card acts exactly the same way.

I have been through most of the threads at this location, but I don't see much related to this topic. Anybody know if SP1 addresses this issue? What reference I see to it would indicate that it does not.

By the way, I know that power users of Inventor probably don't even bother with the zoom-window button, but after 12 years of AutoCAD, it will probably be my tool of choice (old-dog/new-trick syndrome).
*Rennick, Alan
Message 2 of 12 (47 Views)

Re: Inventor 6 graphics slowdown

11-11-2002 10:13 AM in reply to: TimEaves
Tim,

    With a part/assy/drawing open,
do a Tools>Application Options, then click the Hardware tab, then click the
Diagnostics button.  If you see anything like "Microsoft Generic" or
"Software OpenGL" then your card is not being used in accelerated mode. 
The only fix I found was to go to the registry and delete the key:


size=2>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion6.0

 

    Make sure to back up the
registry first and that IV is closed before you do this.  Restarting
IV will recreate the key and (in our cases) give you the
acceleration.

 

HTH, Alan

 


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I
have an Oxygen GVX1 Pro video card. I was happy with the performance of Inv
5.3. When I upgraded to Inv 6, I noticed immediately that the zoom-window
command had developed a severe case of sluggishness. That is, the cursor and
crosshairs lag behind mouse movement. Anybody else have this problem, with any
video card? (Other commands also exhibit this sluggishness, but zoom-window is
the worst.)

I have the latest 'certified' driver installed (849). A second machine with
a VX1-16 card acts exactly the same way.

I have been through most of the threads at this location, but I don't see
much related to this topic. Anybody know if SP1 addresses this issue? What
reference I see to it would indicate that it does not.

By the way, I know that power users of Inventor probably don't even bother
with the zoom-window button, but after 12 years of AutoCAD, it will probably
be my tool of choice (old-dog/new-trick
syndrome).

*Riddle, Rich
Message 3 of 12 (47 Views)

Re: Inventor 6 graphics slowdown

11-11-2002 09:21 PM in reply to: TimEaves
Yes. We have a couple of Quadro4 900XGL cards and
they are running awful. When we sketch in a .ipt the yellow dot lags behind the
crosshair a great deal. Hopefully this will be addressed whenever the first
Service Pack is released.


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I
have an Oxygen GVX1 Pro video card. I was happy with the performance of Inv
5.3. When I upgraded to Inv 6, I noticed immediately that the zoom-window
command had developed a severe case of sluggishness. That is, the cursor and
crosshairs lag behind mouse movement. Anybody else have this problem, with any
video card? (Other commands also exhibit this sluggishness, but zoom-window is
the worst.)

I have the latest 'certified' driver installed (849). A second machine with
a VX1-16 card acts exactly the same way.

I have been through most of the threads at this location, but I don't see
much related to this topic. Anybody know if SP1 addresses this issue? What
reference I see to it would indicate that it does not.

By the way, I know that power users of Inventor probably don't even bother
with the zoom-window button, but after 12 years of AutoCAD, it will probably
be my tool of choice (old-dog/new-trick
syndrome).

*Gauvin, Mike
Message 4 of 12 (47 Views)

Re:

11-11-2002 11:16 PM in reply to: TimEaves
We use the Quadro4 500GoGL cards in our laptops and
we found that changing the Hardware settings in IV to "Over-ride Settings to
Full Optimization" helped performance.

 


--
Mike
Gauvin
INCAT-Arizona


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Yes. We have a couple of Quadro4 900XGL cards and
they are running awful. When we sketch in a .ipt the yellow dot lags behind
the crosshair a great deal. Hopefully this will be addressed whenever the
first Service Pack is released.


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
I
have an Oxygen GVX1 Pro video card. I was happy with the performance of Inv
5.3. When I upgraded to Inv 6, I noticed immediately that the zoom-window
command had developed a severe case of sluggishness. That is, the cursor and
crosshairs lag behind mouse movement. Anybody else have this problem, with
any video card? (Other commands also exhibit this sluggishness, but
zoom-window is the worst.)

I have the latest 'certified' driver installed (849). A second machine
with a VX1-16 card acts exactly the same way.

I have been through most of the threads at this location, but I don't see
much related to this topic. Anybody know if SP1 addresses this issue? What
reference I see to it would indicate that it does not.

By the way, I know that power users of Inventor probably don't even
bother with the zoom-window button, but after 12 years of AutoCAD, it will
probably be my tool of choice (old-dog/new-trick
syndrome).

*Riddle, Rich
Message 5 of 12 (47 Views)

Re:

11-11-2002 11:34 PM in reply to: TimEaves
Tried that and didn't notice any gain
whatsoever.


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We use the Quadro4 500GoGL cards in our laptops
and we found that changing the Hardware settings in IV to "Over-ride Settings
to Full Optimization" helped performance.

 


--
Mike
Gauvin
INCAT-Arizona


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Yes. We have a couple of Quadro4 900XGL cards
and they are running awful. When we sketch in a .ipt the yellow dot lags
behind the crosshair a great deal. Hopefully this will be addressed whenever
the first Service Pack is released.


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
I
have an Oxygen GVX1 Pro video card. I was happy with the performance of
Inv 5.3. When I upgraded to Inv 6, I noticed immediately that the
zoom-window command had developed a severe case of sluggishness. That is,
the cursor and crosshairs lag behind mouse movement. Anybody else have
this problem, with any video card? (Other commands also exhibit this
sluggishness, but zoom-window is the worst.)

I have the latest 'certified' driver installed (849). A second machine
with a VX1-16 card acts exactly the same way.

I have been through most of the threads at this location, but I don't
see much related to this topic. Anybody know if SP1 addresses this issue?
What reference I see to it would indicate that it does not.

By the way, I know that power users of Inventor probably don't even
bother with the zoom-window button, but after 12 years of AutoCAD, it will
probably be my tool of choice (old-dog/new-trick
syndrome).

Active Member
TimEaves
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎11-20-2002
Message 6 of 12 (47 Views)

Re:

11-12-2002 07:49 AM in reply to: TimEaves
I checked this, and the diagnostics say I am using a "graphics driver certified with limitations", but that I am "using full optimization". I tried your suggestion anyway, and no change was noticed. (Incidentally, prior to installing the card under 5.3, I had already updated the registry with the keys from the AutoCAD site.)
Active Member
TimEaves
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎11-20-2002
Message 7 of 12 (47 Views)

Re:

11-12-2002 07:52 AM in reply to: TimEaves
I might try this, although the diagnostic says I am "using full optimization". I guess it can't hurt to try it.
*Autodesk, Inc.\
Message 8 of 12 (47 Views)

Re: Inventor 6 graphics slowdown

11-12-2002 11:28 AM in reply to: TimEaves
There are some know issues that you will not be
able to work around. these issues have been addressed in the service
pack.

 

-Kevin Schneider


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I
have an Oxygen GVX1 Pro video card. I was happy with the performance of Inv
5.3. When I upgraded to Inv 6, I noticed immediately that the zoom-window
command had developed a severe case of sluggishness. That is, the cursor and
crosshairs lag behind mouse movement. Anybody else have this problem, with any
video card? (Other commands also exhibit this sluggishness, but zoom-window is
the worst.)

I have the latest 'certified' driver installed (849). A second machine with
a VX1-16 card acts exactly the same way.

I have been through most of the threads at this location, but I don't see
much related to this topic. Anybody know if SP1 addresses this issue? What
reference I see to it would indicate that it does not.

By the way, I know that power users of Inventor probably don't even bother
with the zoom-window button, but after 12 years of AutoCAD, it will probably
be my tool of choice (old-dog/new-trick
syndrome).

New Member
imgur
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-15-2002
Message 9 of 12 (47 Views)

Re: Inventor 6 graphics slowdown

11-15-2002 01:36 AM in reply to: TimEaves
Hello all.
Yes, all of our designers noticed performance
slowdown especially in Zoom Window and everything
behind the mouse movement, high CPU utilization...
after we upgraded to Inventor 6.
Will SP1 fix the problem? don't think so, what likely
will be the next step is to upgrade all of our systems,
Hope I am wrong, waiting for SP1...
Thanks,
Our setup is AMD Thunderbird 900
1Gig of memory, 3DLabs GVX1 video,
Win2K pro Sp2, Inventor 6, we also
have Tyan dual Athlon MP 1700 which
was very stable but now a bit slower
since introduction of Inventor 6.
Active Member
TimEaves
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎11-20-2002
Message 10 of 12 (47 Views)

Re:

11-16-2002 04:36 AM in reply to: TimEaves
Well, I installed SP1 on the home machine with the VX1-16 card. There was no noticable change in mouse behavior. On Monday, I will try it on the office machine with the GVX1 Pro card, but I don't expect much. The readme for SP1 contained no reference to this condition.

Tim Eaves
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