August 28, 2014

Optimal Video Card Settings for InfraWorks

While prepping for an InfraWorks demonstration at Ideate Inc., my InfraWorks kept crashing. An error message would pop up informing me to change my 3D Graphics Settings. I changed the settings to a low level of detail to no avail. The program kept crashing.
Error Image Within InfraWorks
I did some snooping into my graphics card settings. My computer has two graphics cards, an Intel and an NVIDIA card. The Intel card is used for lower level graphics while the NVIDIA card is used for higher level rendering programs, such as InfraWorks. The settings for 3D graphics on my NVIDIA card did not include InfraWorks, therefore InfraWorks was not using the NVIDIA card, but was using the Intel card for rendering. The Intel card cannot handle the high level graphics of InfraWorks, and was crashing the program. 

I added InfraWorks to the NVIDIA card 3D settings, and this fixed the problem. I have detailed this process in the following images. 

To do this, right click on your desktop and choose your video card from the menu options. 
Video Card Selection
Next, select Manage Settings from the tasks on the left side of the NVIDIA Control Panel window. Make sure you are on the program settings tab. 
Program Settings
Find InfraWorks from the drop down menu, then select Add. 
Add InfraWorks

Verify that you have selected InfraWorks in the select a program menu, and click Add Selected Program. 
Add InfraWorks to Selected Programs
Lastly, to ensure this change is made, select Apply in the Manage 3D Settings window. You can now close your NVIDIA Control Panel. 
Apply Settings
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Kate Ming, P.E.
Ideate AEC Application Specialist


Kate is an Application Specialist at Ideate, Inc. and a Professional Engineer with 6 years of industry experience. At Ideate, Kate provides training, consulting and technical support services for our customers.




August 26, 2014

e-Learning - Upcoming Revit Classes

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August 18, 2014

e-Learning - Upcoming Infrastructure, Revit, and Ideate Software Classes

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8.22::Revit 201:
Conceptual Design Tools
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Section Sheets - Code Set Styles
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Working with Wall Types in Revit Architecture
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Ideate BIMLink for Revit MEP Projects
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Making Titleblocks and Drawing Lists
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Intro to InfraWorks
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