I was having problems running Gibbcam on my laptop yesterday. When I tried using the section plane or anything graphics intensive the Gibbscam would crash.
If you're having the problems with slow graphics check if your graphics card supports OpenGL. Instructions can be found on this site.
How to check your video card for OpenGL 2.0 support – Windows only – onOne Software
If your video card supports OpenGL find the compatible drivers from your manufacturer's website, install, restart and afterwards you should.
I'm posting this because this forum has helped a lot. Admittedly I don't know a lot about machining but I know a whole ton about computers. If you're having any other problems feel free to post or PM me I'll be happy to help. It's the least I can do after all the advice you guys have given me here.
Yes, make sure you are running the latest drivers no matter what card you are using.
One thing to keep in mind is Gibbs does not run very well on systems using ATI cards. One really odd problem is the shrinking, square trackball phenomenon.
If you are buying a laptop to use Gibbs on, an Nvidia card or a card with an Nvidia chipset should be a must. Generally most laptop graphics cards cannot be upgraded, so if there is a card option (ATI or Nvidia) before purchase, choose the Nvidia.
This will help with card selection:
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