Only if the machine starts swapping now. Check memory usage in task manager and if the memory in use is larger than 2GB, close all other programs (browser, whatever) and see if FreeCAD becomes faster. Increasing RAM may help, but it's equally important to have a decent CPU (the faster the better, rather more GHz than more cores), and a dedicated graphics card.Robavh wrote:Hi,
the performance of Freecad on my machine is a little bit slow, but when I edit threads I have to wait several minutes before I can go on. That means I have to wait when I enter a value, but also another few minutes when I press OK.
Can I boost the performance by adding more RAM (I have 2G now)?
That version is ancient. Check out the 0.15 release or 0.16 daily build, those may be faster by themselves.Robavh wrote: OS: Windows 7
Word size: 32-bit
Version: 0.14.3700 (Git)
Python version: 2.6.2
Qt version: 4.5.2
Coin version: 3.1.0
SoQt version: 1.4.1
OCC version: 6.5.1
What? I am not sure what you are saying here? Are you talking about when you edit threads here on the forum, or something you are calling threads in FreeCAD?when I edit threads I have to wait several minutes before I can go on
If this happen when you're working in Sketcher, Abdullah just made an improvement so that the user can turn off the automatic updates that happen every time the user changes geometry in a sketch:Robavh wrote:hen I edit threads I have to wait several minutes before I can go on. That means I have to wait when I enter a value, but also another few minutes when I press OK.
Yes you are correct. Doing threads in FreeCAD (and usually in general using other 3d CAD software) takes quite a lot of CPU cycles.Robavh wrote:I installed FreeCad 0.15 and loaded a model with two threads (M18x1,5 and M9 x 1)
The only thing I can conclude is that the model is VERY complicated to handle.