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optimizing video settings


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just upgraded to 2008. Now I'm experiencing lots of video delays. (when moving mouse over menu bar, executing open file command, selecting dimensions, etc). I turned off shadows and that improved performance. lowered line display quality and that didn't do anything.

not being able to open menus is driving me crazy.

So I have two thoughts: 1. video card settings 2. setting that is new to 2008 that I'm not aware of.

If you are experiencing awesome performance, please share your video settings (either video card or solidworks settings).

Thanks in advance,


Dell Precision 490, Xeon 3.2, 2G Ram, Nvidia Quadro FX 3450/4000, 256MB