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    Material Editor slow as all get out sometimes... anyone else?

    So the Material Editor is taking FOREVER to open a lot of the time.

    If I'm in a 3D view in realistic mode, it's much worse. But even opening up a blank drafting view, and closing everything else, it's still way slower to edit materials than it was before.

    Anyone else struggling with this? I'd like to solve this one. It's a newish computer, big fat Nvidia GeForce 560 Ti w/latest drivers & a Intel i7. No slouch. However, the graphics card is unsupported for Revit.

    If I turn off the graphics acceleration & restart Revit, it returns to normal speed. EDIT: Actually, this doesn't seem to matter. What does matter is if I'm in a view or not and what material I'm picking. Insane!

    This is the only issue I'm having, 3D views with Acceleration on are working wonderfully.

    So: just me? Anyone else? Anyway to fix this (other than get a card that's supported, which would be slower and more expensive than what I've got right now GOD DAMMIT)?
    Last edited by JeffreyMcGrew; August 12, 2011, 10:06 PM.
    Jeffrey McGrew
    Architect & Founder
    Because We Can, a Design-Build Studio
    Check out our new sister company Model No. making sustainable 3D printed furniture!

    #2
    Hmmm.....I did notice some window rendering issues when I was testing that 580GTX...but I never tried to disable hardware acceleration... if I get the card back will have to try it. But I notice some slowness even now using a Quadro 2000...
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      #3
      Are you sure all file references are correct?
      Martijn de Riet
      Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
      MdR Advies
      Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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        #4
        Slow as hell here too. Early stages of a pretty small project. Nothing much going on in there but having the rendering appearance show up takes forever. It eventually gets there but jeez it takes a while.
        Michael
        Canberra, Australia

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          #5
          It's very slow on my desktop but not my laptop (which has a slower processor and less RAM) . Seems like it's looking for files and timing out. One thing, I had previously installed the Beta version of 2012 on the desktop -- I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

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            #6
            References seem correct. However, some bitmaps are stored on the server. Investigating if that's part of the problem.

            It's weird, if I simply switch the Material browser back to the simple materials list & Graphics panels prior to closing it, it works normally. It's when I leave it on the Property Sets list & Appearance that it's really slow in opening it next. Also adding a property set can be very very slow.
            Jeffrey McGrew
            Architect & Founder
            Because We Can, a Design-Build Studio
            Check out our new sister company Model No. making sustainable 3D printed furniture!

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              #7
              FWIW even on supported cards (Quadro FX3800) it seems slow to me on an i7 machine - certainly slower than the previous Materials Editor dialogue.

              It's updating the material samples images that seems to take the time.
              William Sutherland rias riba
              WS Architecture Ltd

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                #8
                This worked for me:
                What Revit Wants: Does your Materials UI Load Really Slowly in Revit 2012 ?
                Luke Johnson | Autodesk Expert Elite Member
                Author of What Revit Wants

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                  #9
                  Good tip that, many thanks
                  William Sutherland rias riba
                  WS Architecture Ltd

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