AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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JK-Arch
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AutoCAD very slow in paper space

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05-11-2011 03:49 AM

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? 

 

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pendean
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Re: AutoCAD very slow in paper space

05-11-2011 06:59 AM in reply to: JK-Arch

PC system details?
OS?

Video card?

 

If any program chokes on a display function, it's usually a system issue.

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Re: AutoCAD very slow in paper space

05-11-2011 07:53 AM in reply to: pendean

Dell Optiplex 755

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33ghz

2GB RAM

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... 

 

 

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Re: AutoCAD very slow in paper space

05-11-2011 10:34 AM in reply to: JK-Arch

So you are using an integrated video card, not a stand-alone, made for watching movies on TV screen:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-2000/hd-2400/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-2400-...

 

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.

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Re: AutoCAD very slow in paper space

05-27-2011 05:13 AM in reply to: pendean

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.

 

any ideas?

autocad 2011

 

a

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Re: AutoCAD very slow in paper space

05-27-2011 02:08 PM in reply to: aemcclure

Any DWG file, or certain ones?

Post one if the issue is any DWG file.

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Re: AutoCAD very slow in paper space

06-02-2011 07:51 AM in reply to: JK-Arch

Hi thanks for the response.  see attachments...drawing IPN works fine in paper space.  drawing TEST is very slow in paper space, with move commands and text etc.  both are relatively small files. 

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Re: AutoCAD very slow in paper space

06-02-2011 10:27 AM in reply to: aemcclure

So the problem for you is file-specific? Here is your TEST file back, no slow downs here in R2011 drawing lines in paperspace. Let me know if I needed to try something else.

 

FYI, I purged your file before drawing in it.

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Re: AutoCAD very slow in paper space

06-03-2011 04:36 AM in reply to: pendean

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.

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Re: AutoCAD very slow in paper space

06-03-2011 05:28 AM in reply to: JK-Arch

my file was much bigger, and full of information i wouldn't want all over the place.  so...i deleted almost everything and the problem continues. 

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