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Mac OS - What does this mean?

Stress Co_
Advisor
Attached is a screen shot of Apple's "Activity Monitor" (CPU tab)
It's what was going on while Archicad was opening a 3D window (the spinning pinwheel of death was on screen).

I laymen's terms.... what does it mean?

Time to upgrade to a faster processor?

The 3D window eventually opened .... but it took a very long time.

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Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina) //// Mac OS 14.2.1 (Sonoma)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 //// Apple M2 Max
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 //// 32 GB
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB //// 12C CPU, 30C GPU
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full) //// ArchiCAD 27 (4030 USA Full)
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Dwight
Newcomer
The Spinning Wheel of Death Explained Desk Replies:

The Activity Monitor is telling you that Archicad is so occupied with work it doesn't have time for frivolous queries like "How's it going,eh?"

Archicad will do this whenever it is trying hard to figure out or render your model. Was this a particularly complex model? How many polygons?
Dwight Atkinson
Stress Co_
Advisor
Dwight wrote:
The Activity Monitor is telling you that Archicad is so occupied with work it doesn't have time for frivolous queries like "How's it going,eh?"
It only asks that in the Canadian Version.
Dwight wrote:
Was this a particularly complex model? How many polygons?
Not so much.. mostly it's the site mesh. 7,232 total

I did find some corrupt objects (wallbuilder addon). Deleting them speeded things up.

I just added 4Gb ram. Maybe it's just time to upgrade,.... to a 24" iMac?
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Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina) //// Mac OS 14.2.1 (Sonoma)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 //// Apple M2 Max
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 //// 32 GB
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB //// 12C CPU, 30C GPU
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full) //// ArchiCAD 27 (4030 USA Full)
Dwight
Newcomer
Corrupt elements!
They are everywhere and if you don't pay them off, no heat or elevator before 0700.
Dwight Atkinson
Thomas Holm
Booster
Stress wrote:
I laymen's terms.... what does it mean?
Archicad is essentially a single-threaded application. That means that it does one thing at a time.

If something takes a lot of time, it doesn't answer queries from you or from the operating system until that thing is finished.

This is one of the best arguments for using an externl renderer (outside of Archicad) - you can go on working on your design while the renderer works in the background.
AC4.1-AC26SWE; MacOS13.5.1; MP5,1+MBP16,1

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