Video Memory important for Autocad 2000?

TempusIrae

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I am looking into using an HP Omnibook 4150 for autocad 2000. Here are the specs:

Intel PII-400MHz
192MB SDRAM
10GB HDD
14.1" TFT Active Matrix Display
NeoMagic AGP 128 Video chip
2.5MB SGRAM AGP 2X video adapter

Just wondering if this system will suffice with "average" work in autocad 2000?

Thanks in Advance
 

Mavrick

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Of cours it will
I've got Autocad 2000 running perfectly on my system (Pentium 200 MMX, 96 MB RAM, 4 MB SVGA video card). Of course, when my drawing gets big and I want a 3D "orbital" view, it gets quite slow, but in overall, it works flawless. (I even play mp3s when working on it, and it's still alright).
 

TempusIrae

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Will the notebook suffer heavily from lack of video ram? Or should the rest of the system make up for it?

Thank You
 

Unsickle

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forget autocad. use a real cad package like solidworks or pro/e.

I used to use autocad for 3d modeling... I recently moved to solidworks and it's freakin GREAT.

You don't have to redraw the whole damn thing if you change a dimension
 

sitka

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UNSICKLE hey all right! Welcome to the third dimension. If only most people didn't hit the wall at the "SKETCH" stage.
 

Mavrick

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Yeah, but softwares such as Pro/E cannot be used for every thing. I mean, for mechanical design, it's great (that's what we used in mechanical engineering), but for architects, I think Autocad is better (and, it's a lot easier to use).
Anyway, Autocad runs easily in SVGA mode (800x600), so, as long as your video card can support that resolution (if you've got more than 1 MB on it, it can :), you're OK.
 

sitka

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One of the most advantageous aspects of solid modeling is associativity. Whether for mech. or arch. design. In the long run I think arch. professionals will adopt solid design much quicker and fully than the mech. community has. But by then all the hard work will have been done.