i am considering purchasing VL.
my VRam is 256 MB. i was told that will be sufficient.
i don't think i will be running the Renderings add-on software.
any more info on the VRam would be appreciated. after purchasing this software i won't have much $$ left over to buy a new Vcard.
This should help
it says if you have less than 512 you should consider upgrading
we are running 512 and I still get ridiculously long regen times when zooming(if this is what vram effects)
We use Vectorworks Designer 2011 which includes landmark and architectural( and the hamburger with the lot) .
Our Mac's have 8GB Ram and run it quite well . Our previous Mac and PC's only had 1GB and 2GB , and they went a bit slow in 3D and especially in rendering in 3D . However 2D seemed to run ok in the 1GB machine.
RAM here is so cheap , so it might be worth spending $40 to upgrade. Unless of course you have a really old PC that might also need other hardware upgraded as well .
Cheers Glenn www.landscapeandarchitecturaldesign.com
thanks. i have plenty of RAM. i can get a total of 8GB and i know that it's cheap. and my processor is 3.06 Ghz so that's all good. it's the graphics card i'm concerned about because i've heard they are expensive to upgrade. VL told me 256MB was enough but i don't think i talked to the right guy so i will call again to get more info. looks like great software, i could get really excited about this.
Graphics cards CAN be expensive to upgrade. If you go for a high-end/lastest-and-greatest gaming or workstation card anyway. However even the most basic of cards these days will have at least 512MB, so it would still be faster than your current one, and you can get cards with 1GB for less than $50.
Without knowing more about the hardware you have (what kind of graphics slot in particular) I couldn't make any specific recommendations, but there are definitely upgrade solutions out there to fit just about any budget.
thank you! appreciate it.