Anyone have a handle on what setting would cause a huge, well about 5-second, delay when any entity is selected without a command active and only with the Properties Palette on-screen but autohidden? If command is given first, verb-noun, no hesitation after selecting at Select Objects: prompt. But, selecting any entity first, noun-verb, causes the 5-second delay before the mouse is again active. Very annoying. Closing the Properties Palette completely seems to cure the delay problem, but at a different cost in editing time. The workstation is running WinXP Pro with 4 gigs of ram. Rick
Yes, same thing here. When I shut down the Properties Palette everything is fine. So I have given up and started to adopt a new way of working until they fix this.
Selection cycling is also causing trouble (freezing for seconds sometimes). Can't use it either.
Is the Properties palette docked? I don't know why, but one of my machines slows down if I dock it, but works perfectly when it's floating.
Thanks for chiming in. Since this problem only seems to affect one workstation and its palette was floating, I guess the anomalies will have to be chalked up to just that--anomalies. There must be some peculiarity in the memory configuration, either system or video card, within the workstation which accounts for the small incidence and seeming randomness of occurrence. Anyway, work arounds have been a way of life for AutoCAD users since the beginning. Cheers.
We have the same here on all new CAD workstations; we have DELL Precision T3500 Win 7 Ultim. x64 with 12 GB of RAM, Nvidia Quadro FX 3800 graphic card, 146 GB 15krpm SAS HDD.
When selecting for example a dimension and the want to see the properties of the dimension, causes a delay of aprox 5 sec's. In 3dconfi> Manual Tune> Hardware acceleration was NOT switched on, switching it on speeded thngs a bit up (right now we have aprox 2-3 sec. delay), but thats still a pain in the a..
I have noticed that the delay DOES NOT occur when i do take over a workstation with remote desktop.....
(Is anyone able to verify if this is reproducable?)
So in my opinion this problem seems to be realted to the graphic card on the working stations, at least the way Autocad and the graphic card are working together.
Oh and yes, we DO have the latest Autodesk certified driver for the graphic card installed
I haven't come close to 5 second delay but it is definitely slower with the TP open. The bad guy within the TP is the dimension information. So one work around for me without close the TP is minimize all the dimension related information, and customize the Quick Property to show what I need the most from dimension objects.
I am having the same problem.
I've noticed that if I close the submenu for Lines&Arrows within the properties menu the delays disappears.
This is hardly a fix... but its working. I hope someone comes around with a real answer here soon.
Agreed. It does seem to be dimensions, particularly LINE and ARROW properties that take "forever" to populate the pallette. This seems to be the case in QUICK PROPERTIES as well. Nothing changes if you select a "standard" syle dimension either so I can't blame my dimstyle. Painful. I'm sure we just need to AutoDesk more money and all will be well.
I got forced from 2008 to 2011 because 2008 would not hold onto its license on a Win 7 x64 laptop. Grr.
We have the same problem here on our Dell precision M4400 laptops, absolute pain in the a#@#
minimising the the lines and arrows list speeds it up but its still not as good as it was in ACAD 2010
Anyone got a fix yet?
I'll throw my hat into the ring as well - for us it is Civil 3D 2011 - quick properties takes 5-6 seconds on simple objects (non-C3D included). I thought it might be an issue of the AutoCAD base, and found this thread. Similiar Workstation specs with Windows 7 x64.
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