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  • Question about building PC-DMIS computer.

    Due to the suspected lack of performance from our computer when programming around CAD information, we are considering building a computer for our CMM. Does any have any suggestions/recommendations for a good machine? I have seen that the video card plays an instrumental role in allowing PC-DMIS to process information properly when working with CAD models.

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    There are countless threads on this forum regarding cmm pc's just do a search.
    If you are going to be programming offline then follow the hexagon recommendations and just add extra ram.
    • PC-DMIS 2010 operates under 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP; 32-bit and 64 bit Windows Vista; and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7. Note that PC-DMIS 2010 will NOT function on computers using any other operating system. Also, note that the Matrox Framegrabber used with PC-DMIS Vision does not support a 64-bit operating system.
    • 2 GHz or higher Duo-Core processor for improved performance.
    • 4 GB of RAM or higher. More RAM may be required if working with large CAD models. You should have RAM equal to 8 times the size of your largest CAD file. (For example, if you use an IGES model of 250 MB, then 2 GB RAM is recommended)
    • 2 GB of free hard drive space plus enough for allocated Virtual Memory equal to 8 times the largest CAD file used.
    • SVGA graphics card that supports OpenGL shading and that has WHQL (Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certified drivers. (WHQL drivers can be downloaded automatically when using the Windows Update software.)
      On board video card memory should be based on the size of your largest CAD file.
      • For use without CAD models, 64 MB video memory.
      • For small to medium CAD files (50-100 MB), 128 MB video memory.
      • For large CAD files (>100 MB), 256+ MB video memory.
    • RTF file output requires Microsoft Word to be viewed.
    • Microsoft® .NET 3.5.
    • SVGA capable monitor.
    • Screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 or higher.
    • DVD-ROM drive.
    • 2 USB Ports.
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      Just a heads-up, if you are using 32-bit Windows, you will not be able to utilize RAM over 3 Gb something...
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      • #4
        "vpt.se" is correct, you're limited on how much memory a 32-bit OS will use. You could install more than 4 Gb of RAM but it will only use what the OS is limited to.

        source:
        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...78(VS.85).aspx

        Originally posted by vpt.se View Post
        Just a heads-up, if you are using 32-bit Windows, you will not be able to utilize RAM over 3 Gb something...
        Why bother, no one's listening anyhow.
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        • #5
          +1 to vtp.se

          i'd recommend:

          1) 64 bit O/S to get over the 4GB memory hump
          2) as much RAM as you can squeeze from your company beancounters
          3) Nvidia quadro fx vid card (the 1700 or 1800 are great midrange cards for the price)
          4) 10K rpm hard drive
          5) Dual Monitors

          Good to go!

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