Date Posted: 2004-02-20
How can I optimize Chem3D?
Reducing memory usage:
Take the following steps to reduce memory usage:
- Reduce the number of open model or table windows.
- Reduce the size of model windows.
- Avoid displaying Space Filling models while building.
- Do not record movie frames while doing minimizations or rotations.
- If your model has more than one movie frame, use Edit/Clear Frames/Clear All Other Frames to eliminate unneeded frames.
- If you have performed calculations, use Edit/Clear Calculations to eliminate unneeded calculations.
- If you have created surfaces, use Edit/Clear Molecular Surfaces to eliminate unneeded surfaces.
- In Movie Settings, reduce Smoothness (move the slider to the right) to decrease the number of frames saved while rotating.
- Close Messages and Measurements windows when you no longer need them.
- Close the Table Editor instead of leaving it in the background or minimized on the desktop.
If you find Chem3D to be slow during processing, take the following steps:
- Simplify the display. Use Wire Frame or Ball and Stick model types; choose Solid Colors instead of Shadowed.
- If you have a Messages or Measurements window open, clear its contents: select the window, then choose Edit/Select All, Edit/Clear.
- Close any windows you are not using.
- If the Table Editor is running in the background, close any windows it has open or close the Table Editor and run Chem3D only.
- If ChemDraw is running in the background, close it.