One of the MCAD industry's current most well-known writers, Deelip Menezes, recently put together a couple excellent blogs on graphics performance. Deelip recorded short videos of about a dozen CAD products dynamically rotating a complex engine model (STEP file).
Latest blog: http://www.deelip.com/?p=2872
Original blog: http://www.deelip.com/?p=2842
I'm pleased to see that KeyCreator V9 handled the job as well as any of the products tested. Deelip looked at Inventor, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, NX, Alibre, Spaceclaim, Rhino, and several others.
I've personally spent a lot of time this year researching graphics issues and performance. Graphics is tricky business because of the complex interaction with hardware, which is 'highly non-uniform' across our customer base. The changes Microsoft has introduced in Windows 7 have presented new challenges for us. However, Microsoft's push in these areas and advancement of DirectX has created an overall performance gain for Kubotek graphics using the Direct3D driver type.
Its gratifying to see that Kubotek is already providing excellent performance compared to the rest of the industry because we are also not resting. For V10 we have a number of significant graphics related changes coming to improve performance even further.