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Native Draw issues
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April 22, 2011, 10:58:38 PM
I am getting loads of issues with Native Draw turned on.  Inserted images don't display, dynamic input at the curser doesn't display, the grid doesn't display and if it does, it's not correct.
As soon as I turn it off, all my problems go away.

Win7 x64, Dell Precision T3400, 8 GB RAM, ATi HD3870 - latest driver

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~Nick

Home-Dell T3400 Quad Core Q6600 OC'd 3 GHz., 8 GB RAM, Radeon HD 3870, Windows 7 x64
ACAD 2012, DoubleCAD XT Pro v3, Alibre 2012 Expert, 123D


* April 23, 2011, 10:22:43 AM
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Whats the advantage of "native draw", again?

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April 23, 2011, 12:09:26 PM
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GPU acceleration when panning/zooming/etc.  It makes a big difference on large designs.  No pan-wait for refresh zoom-wait for refresh.  That is... if it's working properly.  Redway is lousy at updating their hardware lists/updating the software for different HW configs.  My driver is probably several versions newer than what they have listed and/or I get strange messages about using the OEM driver on my LAPTOP which is strange because that is all I can use on my laptop.  Dell does not allow drivers directly from ATi  to be installed.  Overall, I am not very impressed with Redway.  When it works, great.  They just seem to be 2+ years behind in development...

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~Nick

Home-Dell T3400 Quad Core Q6600 OC'd 3 GHz., 8 GB RAM, Radeon HD 3870, Windows 7 x64
ACAD 2012, DoubleCAD XT Pro v3, Alibre 2012 Expert, 123D


* April 24, 2011, 06:38:04 AM
#3
Ah, I see.

And now I understand what the "RedSDK" means.

I am no fan of third party graphics subroutines at all, since I do prefer using industry standards like OpenGL or even MS DirectX, although OGL is OS independent. Id rather have a stable and reliable graphics environment than having to deal with constant updates and driver inconsistencies.

I am sure that you can trick your Dell-Notebook into using the ATI drivers. I have tried it with my Toshiba notebook (same problem, no updates for older HW ) and it worked, but then again, the ATI X1200 is graphics hardware junk anyway ;).


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April 24, 2011, 09:31:10 PM
#4
I think Dell is more locked-down than Toshiba.  >:(  I have installed the updated driver from ATI/AMD and all I got was tons of problems.  Redway/redsdk uses OGL somehow...  I understand the cross-platform advantage of OGL, but honestly, all of my favorite CAD programs use D3D - Alibre, MoI3D, AutoCAD, Realtime Landscape Architect...  This allows the programs to leverage the muscle of lower-end GPU's more effectively, IMO and not need to require a high-end "Pro"-GPU for any worthwhile performance gains.

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~Nick

Home-Dell T3400 Quad Core Q6600 OC'd 3 GHz., 8 GB RAM, Radeon HD 3870, Windows 7 x64
ACAD 2012, DoubleCAD XT Pro v3, Alibre 2012 Expert, 123D


* September 25, 2012, 04:51:16 AM
#5
Dell drivers for native draw seems to be feeble. You can use Autodesk's new launches like Revit and 3DS Max to easily incorporate GPU as you want.

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