In the Drawings Setting there are settings that can be adjusted to improve SOLIDWORKS performance.
- [Instructor] When adjusting your systems options to increase your performance another good setting to look at is the drawing setting. So here I've selected drawings and you can see below it, there's three fly outs for Display Style, Area Hatch and Fill and Performance. So in the Display Style we want to go ahead and change edge quality for wireframe and hidden views to draft quality. We want to make sure that the edge quality for shaded edge views is also draft quality. This is going to help increase our performance.
If you want, you can also turn off tangent edges and remove them, but that might make it hard to tell what's going on with a part. But again, less geometry, less to process. And then if we go over the performance section a few releases ago they moved all these options out of the drawings and down to performance so you can quickly go to them to adjust your performance and you're going to basically unselect all of these. You don't want to show content while dragging, you don't want to allow auto-update when opening drawings, you don't want to save tessellated data and you also want to turn off automatic solve mode.
Now going through these options, showing contents while dragging and drawing view is just as simple as that. When you grab a drawing view and drag it across the screen, it shows you the model. That won't happen any more, you'll just see the outline of the view, which is fine. It'll save you a lot of time. Allowing auto-update when opening drawings makes it so that if you have a large drawing, it's going to try to auto-update every single view in it when you open it, which isn't required. You only need to update the views that you're changing. Saving the tessellated data for drawings with shaded and draft quality views, is not really that important.
If you're having a drawing quality issue, you can turn that option back on. The one that is important is this automatic solve mode. If you're working with drawing that have large sketches in it, you might need to have this option on to be able to handle some of the geometry. But by turning it off, you're going to have less automatic relations in that sketch, in your drawing, which is going to make a faster, smoother drawing. Once you're done changing all these options, you simply go down and click OK.
- 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