e-Drawings 3D stereo
Tips and Tricks • Marketing • 15 April 2015
In this post, I would like to talk about 3D stereo in eDrawings.
If you were to look through the Settings in eDrawings, you will notice a greyed out area under Performance.
Now If you google this you get directed to the Nvidia Website and most likely to this link below:
The instructions are easy to follow as per below:
Step 1: Ensure your NVIDIA 3D Vision or 3D Vision Pro glasses and emitter are installed, and the NVIDIA control panel is showing that stereoscopic 3D is enabled.
Step 2: Start the eDrawings application
Step 3: Select Tools, then Options
Step 4: In the Options dialog, click on Graphics Boost in the Performance boxed area
Step 5: Then, click on the check box for Stereoscopic Viewing
Step 6: Select OK
However there is a step missing.
You have to turn this feature on in the settings for the Graphic card as well.
To do this; Right mouse button on the desktop and choose NVidia Control panel
This will bring up the Settings for your Graphics card.
You will have to;
1) Click on Manage 3D settings
2) Choose the Profile that you normally use
3) Select Stereo-Enable
4) Turn it On, once this is active, you can then enable it in eDrawings.
Then before opening the eDrawings file, select Perspective and you should see a fuzzy image of the eDrawings file.
Through the 3D glasses, you will now see the image as 3D.
However if you do not see the 3D image, then it is probably because the 3D Hardware you are using is not recognising that eDrawings is a 3D application with 3D stereo viewing, and has gone into standby to save power.
To trick the device, you need to run the 3D Stereo test:
Keep this Active while eDrawings is on and you will be able to see the 3D effect in SolidWorks eDrawings.
Please also note that there is an issue with e-drawings 2015.
This setting cannot be activated in 2015 and is currently being addressed by the development team as Software Performance Review (SPR) # 874651 – 3D stereo settings option cannot be enabled in eDrawings 2015.
Please let Technical support know if you wish to be alerted when this issue is resolved and we will have your details added to the notification list for this SPR.