We're having a problem in our office where several users are finding commands in paper space very slow. Just drawing a single line can take almost 1 minute.
This problem only seems to occur when displaying plot styles in paper space, once it doesn't have to display plot styles autocad runs fine.
I've searched the forum for solutions for this and found several other people have had the same problem however there doesn't really seem to be a solution other than 'turn off display plot styles' - there must be a root cause for this problem as it doesn't occur in all drawings. I have seen some reference to fonts and this could be the cause.
Can anyone impart any knowledge on this?
Dell Optiplex 755
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33ghz
ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro
Windows XP SP3
Not the highest spec system in the world but it should be fine for 2D CAD.
I've monitored CPU and memory usage while processing commands and it seems to have no drain on resources that I can see.
While plot styles in on theres no problem zooming in and out panning around the screen etc. Its only when we try to add extra information like lines text etc or try and edit existing information such as editing text at that point it'll hang halfway through the command. For example drawing a line it has no problem opening the command and inserting the first piont of a line but then will hang for 30secs+ once I input the second point of the line.
Perform the same process with plot styles turned off and everything works fine. Plus is doesn't seem to effect all drawings to the same degree some hang longer than others and some drawings there is no hang at all.
All drawings have been audited and purged and all drawings are between 800KB and 1500KB so not exactly massive. I've been using Autocad for the last 10yrs and i've never had this problem before, seems a bit unusual...
So you are using an integrated video card, not a stand-alone, made for watching movies on TV screen:
Those don't tend to do much for AutoCAD sadly in the performance graphics department. That alone may be the culprit IMHO. Hang around and see if others have direct experience with your setup and have any insight.
i'm having the same problem, but my computer's great. model space extremely fast. paper space commands like line, text etc...take three or four seconds. annoying.
I've had a look at your files too. No slow downs for me either even on my 'basic' machine. Although your ctb file was missing so it wasn't having to work to display the plot styles.
It sounds like the same problem I'm having as it only affects certain files - I'm sure its not to do with my machine spec as I have got other far more complex files that display plot styles with no slow down at all......bit of a mystery still.
I wish I could post my files but they have confidential information on them - I'll see if i can replicate the problem in a seperate file and post that.