Rendering currently is all done on the CPU. The only thing a GPU will help with is the model display in the ViewPort. A Graphics Card with 40 FPS will give you a good viewing experience.
- Find and write down your hardware information using the above tools (*3. CPU/GPU Info. – HWiNFO) Windows – (*3. CPU/GPU Info. – iStat) macOS.
- If you are on Windows please download and install (*2. FPS Monitor – Fraps) Fraps, If you are on a macOS use (*2. FPS Monitor – Quartz Debug) FPF for macOS.
- Download and unzip the test file (*1. Fusion 360 Test File).
- Open Fusion 360 and create a test folder in one of your projects and upload the Fusion 360 test file.
- Open the test and wait for it to load in the ViewPort. At this point, Fusion will create a Cache copy of the file on your local computer.
- Please close Fusion 360.
- Prepare a Stopwatch – You can use your mobile phone’s Stopwatch.
- Right-click on the test file and select “Open” and start the Stopwatch at the same time.
- When the file is loaded in the Viewport, stop the Stopwatch.
- Note the time it took the file to open.
FPS Test: (macOS, please follow THIS instruction)
- Before you start, turn-off the Anti-Aliasing: Anti Aliasing (Figure #1)
- Start Fraps (double left-click the shortcut on your desktop) and minimize the window.
- Select the Orbit tool, left-click on the center of the model and start moving it around for a few seconds.
- Look at the FPS Monitor (top right side in the Viewport) window and note the average FPS.
- Change to the Render Workspace.
- Open the Task Manager (Click more details) and make sure you are on the Performance tab.
- When we start the rendering you should note the CPU speed. (Figure #2)
- macOS users follow THIS instruction.
- In the browser, click the “Named Views” and make sure it is selected. (Figure #3)
- Click on “Render” and change the Width x High to 1920 x 1080. (Figure #4)
- Click on “Local Render” => “Advanced Settings” and move the slider all the way to “Excellent“.
- A few seconds after the render starts, open the Task Manager and note the CPU Speed.
- The rendering should be starting by now and it should show up in the “Rendering Gallery“.
- If you can’t see it in the “Rendering Gallery“, then change to “Model Workspace” and back to the “Render Workspace“.
- When the render is done, open it from the “Rendering Gallery”. Click on the information icon (Top right corner, middle icon) and note the Render Time. (Figure #5)