In the Color and Display Setting there are settings that can be adjusted to improve SOLIDWORKS performance.
- [Instructor] Two other areas where we an make adjustments in the systems options are into the colors and display options. So let's go up to the Systems Options. We go to Colors. Here I want to highlight the background appearance. Right now it says, use documents scene background recommended. Let's just go to the default of the document. But if you want to increase your performance, you want to switch this to plain. Viewport Background color above. That'll keep you from using some of the real view backgrounds and other backgrounds that can slow down your models a little bit and decrease your performance.
Moving on, we go over to Display section. And going down the line, a lot of these don't really matter, but the first one that does for performance is assembly transparency for in context edit. Let's go ahead and change that to maintain assembly transparency and hold this up at 90%. This is also going to increase your performance when you're dealing with editing in parts inside of assemblies. You'll notice that everything goes transparent in the background by keeping the transparency up this high, it gives you better performance.
Also, moving down, we want to highlight the Anti-aliasing section. While anti-aliasing is good for having a nice, smooth model on your screen and making everything look nice, it does decrease the performance and slow down your computer. So we're going to change this to None. Once we've changed those two spots, we're going to go ahead and click Okay.
- How your workstation's hardware functions
- Adjusting System Options settings
- Modeling best practices
- Creating custom configurations
- Fixing your assemblies
- Using SpeedPak
- Increasing modeling performance with Instant2D and Instant3D