I just got a new Dell XPS 8700, with 500GB SSD, NVIDIA GoForce GTX 745 graphic card and Pentium i7 processor. Running 64-bit Windows 7.
This is supposed to be a rather strong machine.
However, to my amazement, the simplest model in SketchUp 2015 I made, I encountered a problem when matching a photo: extreme slowness! Positioning the red and green direction lines is horribly slow. Can get done, but it feels as if all the memory has been eaten up. When you give up and delete the photo you were meaning to match, the program speeds up, but not fully so, as when orbiting, now you don’t see a full image, but only the linear outline of some components in the model. When I close SketchUp and reopen, the orbiting is OK.
What is going on here?
On another note: with the above mentioned graphic card and the Dell 27" E2715H monitor, I am not able to display straight lines to a satisfactory quality in all directions, as non-aliasing evidently doesn’t produce quality anywhere close to what I had earlier with, for instance, my previous HP EliteBook 8440w laptop connected to an external monitor and the graphic card Graphics Controller Model Quadro FX 380M. The edges in Sketchup don’t look very even. An attempt at nonaliasing has evidently been done, yet the result is nowhere close to perfect. Needless to say, I tried ALL settings combinations both within SketchUp and with the graphic card control panel. Does anyone have an idea how to go about improving this. Could it be that I would need to buy an even better graphic card? What surprises me even more, is that on my old Dell Precision 380 machine, with the very old graphic card Quadro FX 3450/4000 SDI I had quite better quality straight lines displayed…
Any help appreciated. Thanks!!!