How to Configure Toolbox 2023 to Use High-Performance Graphics
The purpose of this article is to provide guidance on how to update settings on your PC to use high-performance graphics card (GPU) on systems with dual video.
PCs often have two graphics adapters: one integrated into the motherboard for basic display and another, faster one for more demanding tasks. When using Toolbox 2023, it requires a lot of graphics power, the switching between these adapters can cause display problems, poor performance, or crashes. To prevent these issues, it is best to configure the system to always use the more powerful, discrete graphics adapter for the software.
In order to get the
smoothest and highest quality experience, it is recommended to be running a
graphics card with 4 GB DirectX 11 compliant Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) or
one from the AutoCAD Certified Graphics Hardware.
An older graphics card may not be able to leverage the power of modern GPUs and
multi-core CPUs and may be the cause of lag, slow loading times, or
In Windows 10, there is an option to set a high-performance graphics card for specific applications, regardless of the graphics card and driver in use. However, this feature is not available in Windows 7. To set a high-performance graphics setting for an application, you can manually configure the graphics card settings for your NVIDIA or AMD card in Windows or use the built-in option in newer versions of Windows 10.
How to Change the Graphics Settings in Windows
1. Right click the desktop and choose Display settings.
2. Scroll down and select Graphics settings.
3. Click Browse and then navigate to and select the software executable. For Toolbox 2023 it would be C:\Program Files\Microvellum\Toolbox2023\toolbox.exe. Double-click toolbox.exe to add it to the list.
4. Select the High-Performance option, then click Save and close the Settings panel.
5. Relaunch or restart the software (if it was running) and look within the program to confirm that the high-performance device is enabled.
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