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Vectorworks hangs every few commands

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I have recenyly upgraded to a new laptop

MSI G75 Stealth

32GB Ram

fast graphics card

 

But vectorworks hangs for 4-5 seconds every few commands, it is making it almost impossible to do anything. Please help!

 

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One possibility is your Autosave settings.  Vectorworks Preferences:Autosave pane.  Is the setting to save every 5 operations?

 

Or it could be something completely different.

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SSD or spinning hard disk? 

How big is your file?

Do you have Save Viewport Cache selected?

 

These are all things that could cause a long autosave.

 

Try tuning off autosave and see if the problem goes away. If it does then we know to focus on save speeds. If it does not then we need to look for other problems.

 

Is you new machine truly clean? Meaning did you wipe it and reinstall the OS, or could there be adware that came with the system doing something in the background and sapping your speed?

 

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Be sure VW is actually set to use the graphics card.

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@bcd

On 9/8/2020 at 11:11 AM, bcd said:

Be sure VW is actually set to use the graphics card.

How do you do this?

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13 hours ago, nickMUGS said:

@bcd

How do you do this?

Are you on a Mac or a Windows computer?

 

On Windows using an nVidia graphics card right mouse click on the desktop and you should get a pop-up menu with near the bottom of that menu an item called nVidia Control Panel.

Look for manage 3D Settings in the 3d Settings section, there on the Global settings tab you can choose to always use the nVidia graphics card instead of the on-processor GPU.

In the program settings tab you can do this on a per program basis.

 

It may happen that the setting reverts back to auto and then be using the on-processor GPU again (e.g. after a crash or an OS update or graphics card driver update). So when things get slow again you may want to check this.

 

For AMD graphics cards it is probably similar but I don't have an AMD graphics card so can't give you the specific steps for that.

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