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Some notes to help improve your Onshape experience
I use Onshape professionally (a lot of the documents I work with are in the 1-2GB range) and after using Onshape for awhile I compiled a small list of notes to help improve your Onshape experience:
- Your video card makes a big difference with rendering and interacting with your models. I used to have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 in my work station and using Onshape's compatibility check (https://cad.onshape.com/check) I would be able to measure 26.8 million triangles per second and 9.4 million lines per second. With that video card I would also experience significant lag when working with large models. I recently upgraded my video card to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and now using the compatibility check I am able to measure 349.3+ million triangles per second and 283.4+ million lines per second and experience almost no lag in large models.
- Use a 64-bit browser. 32-bit applications do not have the same access to your RAM as 64-bit applications. So you may have 16 GB of RAM on your computer but if you use a 32-bit application your browser will only have access to 2 GB of RAM. Firefox does not have a 64-bit stable release, but chrome does (I don't know about safari or opera). To check if you have a 64-bit version of Chrome go to settings -> about, if the version is followed by 64-bit you are good, if not you have the 32-bit distribution.
- Your internet speed will make a difference in model load times, how fast adding or modifying features respond, and how fast your models rebuild.