new video card trouble - quadro fx1400

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Zander, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Zander

    Zander Guest

    It's funny because my old system had an ati9800pro which is totally
    inappropriate for sw yet it worked... perfectly.

    I splurged a bit (not really - but 650$ is still pricey) for a quadro
    chipset fx1400 card (made by HP) and now in sw2006sp1 when editing a
    part incontext in an assembly I have sketches completely dissapearing
    until I zoom out. I've seen this type of graphic glitch on and off
    through the years but.... <sigh>

    Any fixes out for this type of thing or is this a sp1 issue?

    Zander, Oct 30, 2005
  2. Zander

    John Layne Guest


    1/ The newest driver from Nvidia
    2/ Try the recommended SolidWorks Driver from Nvidia

    Let us know how you get on, I'm going to upgrade shortly and the FX1400
    seem like the best for price.

    John Layne
    John Layne, Oct 31, 2005
  3. Zander

    Zander Guest

    Hi John,

    I've always installed the latest nvidia driver - never had a problem
    before. The sw recommended list always seems so out of date. Also,
    forgot to mention I'm using winxp64 on this machine, so that could be
    Zander, Oct 31, 2005
  4. Zander

    neil Guest

    There are reports here and at the SW forum that sp1 has some graphics
    SW lists 77.56 for 64 bit which is the latest Quadro optimised version
    available at nvidia.
    The 1400 is based on an older chipset than the one for which the 64 bit is
    listed as appropriate so the driver may not work esp. well for that.
    I think I read that someone had gone back to 32 bit OS and that had solved a
    lot of driver issues etc for them...possibly it is too soon for migration to
    64 bit....and SW has not released a compliant version yet either.
    neil, Oct 31, 2005

  5. It's a SW06 thing. I'm surprised there haven't been more people complaining
    about the sketch problems.

    Jerry Steiger
    Tripod Data Systems
    "take the garbage out, dear"
    Jerry Steiger, Oct 31, 2005
  6. Zander

    Zander Guest

    I've been finding all sorts of niggly issues with sw06 - the subtle
    things you wouldn't notice until you've pumped out 100's of drawing

    I was editing a sketch of a part in an assembly. I could see the
    sketch but if I zoomed in it would dissappear - still there - but
    invisible. The workaround for me is to open the options window, then
    close it - forces a redraw at the new zoom level and so the sketch
    shows up again. It's kind of embarressing to have issues like this.

    Other things I'm finding are hyper-sensitivity trying to select edges
    for centerlines or dims in drawings, as well as the already spr'd issue
    of note and balloon arrow placement.

    I can use all these great tools to create an awesome model in a few
    hours then spend 10 minutes trying to create two centerlines or
    creating hidden layer geometry so I can get a dim on an edge that sw is
    not fond of.

    My var doesn't crank out enough stuff to understand how debilitating
    some of these things can be.

    Zander, Nov 1, 2005
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