This can best be demonstrated with a video:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zvq113 (.AVI video 3.42mb)
Basically, when I accidentally input a typo into the command line there is a massive lag before AutoCad comes back to life. Nearly three seconds.
This happens on our AutoCad 2014 LT installations too.
I have all the predictive/corrective command line features turned off.
I have also uninstalled 360 and online content services, prior to the problem, to no avail.
Our office internet is proxied, and there are no ports opened for any Autodesk products.
Is it trying to search 'online' help for the command typo or something?
Anyone have any idea what is causing this? It's losing us valuable seconds / minutes / days / weeks / months, depending on how you look at it.
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have you tried to disable the commandline options like "AutoCorrect", "Search ..."?
- alfred -
Test this way: Unplug all wired network connections and disable all WiFi connections, so there is NO network connections at all
Then fire up AutoCAD and see if it acts the same.
Typing some commands results in lag too, usually commands that invoke dialogue boxes for Autocad 2014.
Another user here with LT says the 'matchprop' command takes ages to start up, amongst others.
Strangely though, after the first initial lag when the command is first used in a session.... it starts up quicker the next time we use it. Like it is now preloaded into memory and can be invoked quicker. This happens with some express tool commands, like layfrz or others.
"Test this way: Unplug all wired network connections and disable all WiFi connections, so there is NO network connections at all" - rkmcswain
Amazingly, this actually works!
Commands start up quickly and typos result in an instant 'unknown command' reply. Problem sorted...... nearly;
I still need access to my work network! :-/
So..... how do I fix this? I wonder if adding new firewall rules would work? Or an option in AutoCad to disable online snooping for commands. Maybe a program like ZoneAlarm or something? Even a registry hack?
As stated before, I have uninstalled 360 and online content service. What else would be checking for online content?
Unplugging the network cable fixes it!?! That's messed up eh?
Just thought to include a screengrab of the Autodesk Products installed at the time of installation of AutoCad 2014.
The list is sorted by installation date.
I have also included a screengrab of all the AutoDesk software installed, sorted by publisher.
Tried that, no luck. Still lags.
Here is a screenshot of a list of Autodesk processes (highlighted in blue) and their port accesses. I've blanked out a few sensitive bits.
The only thing I think is accessing for AutoCad 2014 is WSCommCntr4.exe
I have stopped WSCommCntr4.exe from loading into memory, by disabling InfoCenter.
No luck, autocad still lagging.
Plugging the network cable out still seems to be the only way to speed AutoCad up.
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