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Autodesk ReCap Pro; part of the ReCap product line that enables customers to capture and integrate reality data directly into their design process, just got even better.
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Look forward to meeting everyone on Thursday 23rd October
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Do you have a laptop from the last two to three years?
Big fancy dedicated graphics card?
Autodesk software runs slow in graphics and you haven't seen an improvement on your old laptop?
Products like InfraWorks especially are demanding some graphics grunt to navigate around a whole city.
Probably this is you?
So the problem potentially is that you have switchable graphics.
This is to save battery power that your laptop is consuming the on board graphics card only.
Right click on your desktop and screen resolution and the ‘advanced settings’ and see what it is showing.
If it says Intel HD, then you are not running with your fancy graphics card
This is an example of what you could be seeing (Image from Intel.com)
With NVidia and AMD ATI cards, they have a desktop tray control to potentially switch the graphics or have automatic switching where you can choose a product to use the dedicated graphics.
Example of a graphics card control panel for setting graphics preferred graphics processor, i.e. switchable graphics
To be honest the automatic switching, I have never got to work.
So the other way around you will need IT assistance as we need to touch the BIOS (here be dragons as they say )
So when you boot your computer you normally can press F5, F8, F12 or something to enter the BIOS setup (they are all different)
Then look for display or video and you hopefully will have an option like this for ‘Switchable Graphics’
TURN IT OFF
Save and your computer will restart
When you enter Windows, it could look bad like safe mode and you will see that the drivers are reinstalling and will potentially ask for another restart
After restart, you will find you have the graphics power, less battery time but software that really performs
Do the same test and you should see your fancy graphics card (other manufacturers are available)
Please, work with your IT to test this as it applies for everyone and is affecting ALL your software performance in a big way.
Posted at 09:35 AM in Tips and Tricks | Permalink