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Slow in Plan Views

Anonymous
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My Archicad 12 file is extremely slow when I go to my plan views. (5 minutes to zoom for example) My 3D views and elevations/sections are just fine.

I have a ton of curtain wall, and a complex curved building. My Poly Count is around 128,000 and my level of detail is set to simple. This happens on my G4 work computer, as well as my zippier home PC with adequate specs.

I don't know if it is coincidence, but this seemed to happen after I hot linked another file. However, I have since deleted that hot link.

??? And yes, of course I am approaching a deadline...uhhg
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Anonymous
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The problem must have to do with the curtain wall. If I delete it, my file is okay...
Barbara Sommer
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
We recommend to use the Symbolic Floorplan Display instead of the Projected one. Projected is always generating the 3D first. So in case you have many curtain walls the 2D rebuild will take a long time.
Barbara Sommer
Technical Support Team
Graphisoft
Budapest, Hungary
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Anonymous
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unfortunately, I'm still having problems with them set to symbolic
Anonymous
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Do you think my video cards could be the problem? Archiwiki mentions that there is a bug with some ATI cards, plus I know mine don't have much memory...

Here are my specs:

ATI VGA:

Chipset Model: ATY,RV100
Type: Display
Bus: PCI
Slot: SLOT-3
VRAM (Total): 32 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x5159
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-85501-119
Displays:
Display:
Resolution: 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Not Supported
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Not Supported
Display:
Status: No display connected


NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti:

Chipset Model: GeForce4 Ti 4600
Type: Display
Bus: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 128 MB
Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0250
Revision ID: 0x00a3
ROM Revision: 1105
Displays:
E70-5:
Resolution: 832 x 624 @ 75 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Not Supported
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Anonymous
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Both those cards are 6-7 years old and are now fairly underpowered. I suspect that is the main reason for the poor performance.

Have you tried playing with the 'Advanced Redraw Options' in the Work Environment profile? There is a slider bar that sets the level of 2d hardware acceleration. Try less or more acceleration and see what happens. You could also try setting the model to 'Structural Contours Only' which simplifies what is displayed when panning/zooming.

Maybe it's time for a new machine!
Anonymous
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yes, i have tweaked the advanced redraw settings and every setting i could possibly find to simplify.

hopefully we can get some new machines here soon
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