So I just bought a new computer and am not impressed with the preformance running AutoCad 2008. Refreshes seem to take just as long, pan-and-zoom is sometimes jumpy, etc. I'd like to optimize the program, but don't really know how. Most web sites seem to focus on 3D applications, which I don't use.
Here is my system: Dell XPS with i7-2620 CPU, 2.7 GHz; 8GB memory; Windows 7 (64-bit); GeForce GT 555M video card with 3GB dedicated video memory.
I used Longbow Converter to install AutoCAD 2008 on Windows 7 (typically not possible). Longbow also assigned 4GB memory to AutoCAD (instead of the standard 2GB).
Sounds good, but I want refreshes and panning to be faster/smoother. Any ideas?
Oh... one last thing... I only use AutoCAD to design homes, in 2-D. I am talking lines, circles, dimensions, arcs, hatches (lots of hatches), plines, splines, etc. The typical file size I work with is about 4 MB.
Thanks for your help.
LONGBOW may be the cause: R2008 installs in WIn7 64bit with no issues, it has a 64bit version on the same disk as the 32bit version. What made you use it? why use it?
Let Win7 manage memory.
FYI, R2008 is not optimized or designed for Win7: there is no performance gain having that super-car of a pC with the bald-low-air R2008 tires you are driving on. There is no 3rd pary software to make R2008 behave any differently.
I recently bought a new computer with windows 8 on it and I need to run AutoCad 2008 on it. It appears that the only software that may allow this is Longbow. Does anyone have good experience with Longbow? I only do 2D work as a home hobby and the file sizes are not extensive.
If you have to run an OLD ACAD 2008 (32 OR 64 bits version) on a Win Seven Pro 64 bits PC, maybe you have to consider using a VWWare with Win XP Pro SP2/SP3 and 2 or 3 Gb OR maybe better: a VMWare with Win XP Pro SP2 64 bits and 4 Gb ...
SORRY a small update !
If you have to run an OLD ACAD 2008 (32 OR 64 bits version) on a Win Seven Pro 64 bits and 8 Gb
OR on a Win 8 64 bits with 8 Gb ...
PC, maybe you have to consider using a VWWare (latest version to support Windows 8)
- with Win XP Pro SP2/SP3 and 2 or 3 Gb
- OR maybe better: a VMWare with Win XP Pro SP2 64 bits and 4 or 5 Gb ...