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  1. Hello folks, I have a project where I can be a little more stationary, so I thought I would experiment with an EGPU and share my findings with the community. I have a 15" Macbook Pro from 2017 with a 3.1 ghz i7, 16 gigs of ram, and the Radeon Pro 560 internal GPU. I bought a Razer Core X enclosure and a AMD Vega Sapphire GPU. In Mojave, this GPU is officially supported for powering the internal screen, but the best performance is when an external monitor is connected. Cinebench benchmark External monitor egpu 93.3 fps MacBook pro by itself 88 fps Egpu internal monitor 91.7 fps Tomb raider gaming benchmark External monitor egpu 57 MacBook pro by itself 29 Egpu internal monitor 39 I have to say vectorworks doesn't "feel" any faster. Things I do a million times a day, like loading saved views, changing sheet layers, 2d panning and zooming all feel nearly identical. In the attached image, you can see that the internal GPU is still in heavy use when using vectorworks, even though the "prefer external GPU" option in mojave is selected in get info. In summary, I was just too curious to try an EGPU, and now I have the results. I am going to use it all summer as a trial, but it certainly doesn't feel mind blowing. Nick
  2. Great news! I thought that wasn't the case
  3. Get the highest possible single core CPU speed. the 2d pan and zoom tools are still single core cpu based.
  4. Hello, I need help importing my 3d model from Agisoft photo scan. Agisoft can export OBJ or 3DS files that vectorworks can read, but when I do, I only get the mesh, not the texture. Can someone advise me on how to import the whole thing? Thanks, Nick
  5. Thanks for chiming in everybody. VW does seem to be a program I launch multiple times a day, and I am interested in everyone's experiences. Grant, how do you unload libraries? Evan, I'll try out 2016 again. I'm also a hardware junkie so if there are better specs for VW out there I'd be interested.
  6. I did a test this evening with an old 13" macbook pro and a brand new, maxed out, 15" pro. Vectorworks took 40 seconds to start up on both systems. Does anyone have a beefy windows laptop (xps or a gaming laptop) to let me know if it is any better? Thanks!
  7. I personally don't find the "sameness" to be clean. Different line weights are supposed to draw attention to the parts of the drawing that are important.
  8. I went through a phase of using wireless mice, but I just was too lazy/forgetful to charge it. I now use a Corsair gaming mouse that's fantastic.
  9. Hello, I have about 200 3d symbols arranged for an installation. I would like to display the Z position of each one. I was hoping to accomplish this by attaching a text object to a record format, but how do I supply its data? Thank you for your help.
  10. Has anyone had any success with the Leap and Vectorworks? I'm sorry to revive an old thread but the Leap is certainly something I'm interested in, even just to pan and zoom the page.

 

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