Set Motion and Display Performance - Intergraph Smart Review - Help

Intergraph Smart Review Help

Intergraph Smart Review
7.1 (2018 R1)

View > Controls > Performance Control

Provides settings for Smart Review that enable you to move faster through the model or improve the static model display. There are five preset options you can use to select the best balance of motion performance and image quality.

General Behaviors

  • If you open the Performance Control toolbar before you open a project, the toolbar opens in an inactive state and becomes active when you click anywhere on the control.

  • The Performance Control toolbar, when opened for the first time in a project, evaluates the current project settings and selects a preset option where the settings match the settings of the project. If no match exists, then the default toolbar option is Balanced.

  • When you use the toolbar in a project, Smart Review saves the option setting, size, position and expanded state. The software restores these settings the next time the project is opened.

  • Any settings that were made in the project but not made using the toolbar are denoted in the expanded Details section.

  • When you release the slider, the software automatically sets the selected option.

  • You can use the toolbar to set an option before you open a project. This can help you when you are opening large project models. For example, you can set the option to Performance so that the model opens faster.

  • As you continue working in the model, you can make changes to any of the display and motion project settings; however, these changes are not on the Performance Control toolbar until you click on it. Conversely, changes made using the Performance Control toolbar immediately override motion and display settings, and the changes are shown in the project (command dialog boxes).

Performance Control Options

The Performance Control toolbar contains five preset options that define specific visual and performance settings for Smart Review.

  1. Optimal Quality – Settings for the best visual effects, but slowest performance.

  2. High Quality – Settings for very good visual effects settings. The performance may be slow.

  3. Balanced (Default) – Settings for the best balance of visual quality and performance

  4. High Performance – Settings for fast performance with acceptable visual quality.

  5. Optimal Performance – Settings for the fastest possible performance with the lowest visual quality.


Click the Hide/Show Details button to toggle the list of visual and performance settings affected by the selected option. When shown, the detail section is a read-only display that shows the state of a setting for the option. Most of these settings are on and off, but some have values or specific modes. 

  • A dashed line "-" in the State column indicates that the setting for the selected option is not applicable.

  • An asterisk "*" in the State column along with red text indicates that the setting for the preset option does not match what is set in the current project. When you release the mouse from the slider or use keyboard control keys, the setting state or value is changed in the project to match what is defined for the selected performance option.

    You can see the different values for settings as you move the slider to each option. In the figure below, you see the settings change for certain values when you move from the Balanced option to the High Quality option.

    For example, the Balanced option turns on the Measurements display setting. However, if you turn Measurements off as you are working in the project (View > Settings > View > Display > Activate > Measurements) and then open the Performance Control toolbar, this setting displays with an asterisk and red text to show that it does not match the setting required by the Balanced option.

    When you release the mouse from the slider, the software turns on the Measurements setting for the Balanced option.

Use the Performance Control

  1. Select View > Controls > Performance Control.

    If this is your first time to open the toolbar, it is set to either Balanced.

  2. Click the Hide/Show Details button to see the Smart Review motion and display settings affected by the preset options.

  3. Select the slider, and then drag it to the option to use.

    As you move the slider over an option, the list of settings (when expanded) interactively changes to indicate if a setting for the preset option matches what is set in the current project. Settings that are different between the current project and the selected slider option display in red text and have an asterisk"*" in the State column.

  4. When you release the mouse button, Smart Review automatically sets the display and motion setting values defined for the selected option in the current project.

    The asterisk is removed from the State column and the text changes to black. Smart Review changes the model display accordingly.

  5. You can close the Performance Control toolbar, or you can leave it open as you work in the model.

  • You can click in the State and Setting column headings to change the display order.

  • The keyboard arrows, Home, End, Page Up and Page Down keys can also be used to set the performance slider position. When you press the key, the settings are changed to those defined for the selected option and are applied to the current project.