Maybe it's serious system issues preventing functionality? I'm trying to use SE on a Mac Pro through Parallels. Other engineering programs work fine this way but so far SE has some issues. Mac Pro has 40GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro K5000 (4MB) for Mac, 12 core 2.66. Parallels running Wondows 7 Pro. Upgrading to 7 Pro from Home eliminated many of the functionality issues with SE but the program is still beyond my logic - and I don't like to think I'm a dummy. I would like to have someone walk me through a few BASIC commands - like MOVE an object - via a 10 minute phone conversation. If after this consultation we find that SE just does not behave in the Parallel Universe I will need a consultant to build/model my project. My project is a streamliner motorcycle to run at Bonneville - Land Speed Record stuff. Might be helpful if you are in the Silicon Valley area but not a requirement. Please respond if you can help & let me know your availablity. Thanks very much, Leif
Thanks Michael but this just adds to the confusion. I'm using a trial of ST8 and there does not appear to be an option beyond "graphics card driven". I find no option to select "direct3D". Before upgrading to Windows 7 Pro the navigator cube would not even show up so I'm wondering if I'm still missing some things. This is the 2nd clean install of the ST8 trial. Leif
Good morning archicruz. I don't have experience running SE through parallels, but I know a way to run SE through a Mac is to use bootcamp which basically boots it to a windows environment.
Additionally, there is new capability to run SE through the cloud for a trial on the website. Have you tried this?
If you'd like some assistance running basic commands, we can certainly walk through this as well.