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Slow Omega

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by peewee the pinstriper, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. peewee the pinstriper

    peewee the pinstriper Member

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    Not if this is a software or pc issue. But when I have many objects in Composer then depress f8 to check the color assignment it takes for ever to go from wireframe to color... Is this the nature of the beast? Is there a setting I can change ? Am I just dumb? Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    Would not be a function of the software. The software can only handle tasks as quickly as the processor will allow.
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Not if this is a software or pc issue. But when I have many objects in Composer then depress f8 to check the color assignment it takes for ever to go from wireframe to color... Is this the nature of the beast?

    Pretty much with very complex files. Sometimes a reboot helps free up some resources.


    Is there a setting I can change ?

    Only at the sacrifice of color quality in the display.

    Am I just dumb?

    Perhaps.
    :ROFLMAO:

    Thanks in advance!

    You're welcome.
     
  4. smdgrfx

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    Get a faster computer. Mine is almost instantaneous, even with very complex artwork.
     
  5. peewee the pinstriper

    peewee the pinstriper Member

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    My pc is a Dell530 with a Core Dou (not sure on the number off hand) 3gigs of ram
     
  6. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    is there a ton of raster data or is it all vector?
     
  7. peewee the pinstriper

    peewee the pinstriper Member

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    For instance, take 2x2" black decal with 20 words in it...10 words blue..10 words white (clear)... Hit repeats merge... End up with 150 decals... Press F8 to show fills... It litterally takes 15-20 seconds to show on the screen... So you never want to be happy with the F8 unless ya got all day..
     
  8. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    we get that also but there is a ton of files on the hard drive
    and it is an old computer
    really it is only when we do labels with ser. no.s and i have like 50 or 100+ items in the screen at once
     
  9. Dana Goodale

    Dana Goodale New Member

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    Hide the layer tree (view menu>show layer manager OFF)

    Get a faster display card?

    If doing truetype fonts (small text), turn off truetype anti-aliasing in control panel. This is done automatically in OMEGA 4.0.

    If using gradients, you can go into tools>options>view tab and reduce the fill stripes. This will redraw faster but show more stripes on screen. This will NOT affect EDGE output.
     
  10. peewee the pinstriper

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    Got tired of my old pc and it's slow processor. So I broke down and bought a good unit to hopefully end my computing troubles for a while. I bought an HP i7 870 Quad core 2.93ghz, 64bit windows 7, 9gigs of Ram, 1.5tb tower.. I enjoy video editing and wanted a machine to handle the HD videos.

    So here the million dollar question (my biggest mistake is I buy now and ask later).. Will my Omega 4.0 with the Usd adapter for my Edge2 be fine? My 4yr old Core duo machine had a heck of a time processing some designs in Omega and I got tired of waiting ...

    My VE LXI 8 should be fine ( signwarehouse) or I may have to call them if it doesn't..

    Any tips I should know? Copy and paste all my Program files and drop them in the new machine? Thanks in advance!
    Ps. I'm posting this in other forums so hopefully this can go without a hitch..
     
  11. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    I can't see any reason why you would have any trouble with it. Should function a fair bit faster than it did before...
     
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