Slow 3D in Solidworks

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Slow 3D in Solidworks

Post by gcaldwell1 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:12 am

I am using the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless with Solidworks 2019 in WIndows 10 Pro. I tested this using a single part. Using the space mouse, 3D rotation and movement is very choppy and slow. Conversely, using the regular mouse when I press the scroll button, the part rotates at normal speeds. There is a setting or something somewhere that I am missing. HELP!

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Re: Slow 3D in Solidworks

Post by luping » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:53 pm

3DxWare version?
Solidworks 2019 service pack level?

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Re: Slow 3D in Solidworks

Post by UtaSH » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:17 am

Hi gcaldwell1,

did you check if you have "Dynamic Highlighting" enabled. Try if disabling it works better.

If that is the case you can use the option in the Advanced Settings of the driver to have the plugin handle it.

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Re: Slow 3D in Solidworks

Post by Andrey Pavlov » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:44 pm

I have noticed that unpairing my AirPods resolves the problem.

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Re: Slow 3D in Solidworks

Post by Fred Wang » Sun May 10, 2020 10:26 pm

Exactly the same problem with me. My SW 2019 drops frame and become laggy as soon as I use my Space mouse wireless to rotate/move the model, no matter how simple my model is.
My computer is running Windows 10 for workstation, with core i7-9850H and Quadro T2000 card. It should have enough performance since the rotation with my mouse is butter smooth.
What's really wired is that once I open up ANY drop-down menu or some of the windows built in Solidworks, the framerate is back to normal, as smooth as using a regular mouse. The key of boosting the performance is moving the focus away from the main window with models while rotating the model with the space mouse.
I also observed that when the space mouse is active, the solidworks process maxed out 2 of my 12 threads, which caused CPU to be bottlenecked. On the other side, the GPU usage is much lower than rotating with my regular mouse.
This problem only presents in SW, and should be somewhere between SW and 3Dconnexion. And the earliest post about this was around 2012, pretty disappointed to see they haven't get it fixed.

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Re: Slow 3D in Solidworks

Post by matthewnayna » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:02 pm

i had luck with an old release

laptop with solidworks


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Re: Slow 3D in Solidworks

Post by Berno » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:42 pm

Having the same problem. Many of my colleagues are experiencing the same issue. The 3D-mouse is basically useless in this state.

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