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*Hunt, Gary
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Inventor Speed Over Network

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10-10-2001 05:24 AM
I am having a problem with opening assemblies in Inventor R4 and R5. I have
a HP Netserver LC2000r with 5 36GB Ultra3 SCSI Drives as a File Server
running Windows 2000 Server SP2 for the Drawings. It has 2 Gigabit Ethernet
NIC's. The Server has Dual PentiumIII 733 Processors and 1.8GB of memory.
The Raid Controller is a HP NetRaid 2M with 128MB of Cache. I have my Dell
Precision 530 Workstations connecting directly to this server through a 3Com
4900 1000BaseT Switch. The workstations are running Dual Intel Pentium
Xeon's at 1.5Ghz each. The have 1GB of Memory and a Fire GL2 Video Card.
Whenever we open any assemblies of approximately 250 to 400 parts in takes
up to two minutes. Before I upgraded the network to Gigabit it took the same
amount of time. I am running network monitors and seeing very little
bandwith being pulled from these workstations when they open an assembly. If
I grab a large flat file from the File Server i.e. 700MB avi file it pulls
the entire file over in less than two minutes. These assemblies are nowhere
near that big but they take forever to open. Can anyone tell me what I am
doing wrong? Please Help I need more Speed!!
*Nehls, Kevin
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Re: Inventor Speed Over Network

10-10-2001 05:33 AM in reply to: *Hunt, Gary
"Gary Hunt" wrote in message
news:826C2D680F17B7590DE84CA24C205236@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I am having a problem with opening assemblies in Inventor R4 and R5. I
have
> a HP Netserver LC2000r with 5 36GB Ultra3 SCSI Drives as a File Server
> running Windows 2000 Server SP2 for the Drawings. It has 2 Gigabit
Ethernet
> NIC's. The Server has Dual PentiumIII 733 Processors and 1.8GB of memory.
> The Raid Controller is a HP NetRaid 2M with 128MB of Cache. I have my Dell
> Precision 530 Workstations connecting directly to this server through a
3Com
> 4900 1000BaseT Switch. The workstations are running Dual Intel Pentium
> Xeon's at 1.5Ghz each. The have 1GB of Memory and a Fire GL2 Video Card.

I'm sorry. The only thing I have to say is that I'm jealous, very, very
jealous. Really, the only thing that I can think of (not having any
experience with Gb ethernet) is to see if the NICs are set to Auto detect or
not. I know that we had problems on our Dells with the NICs set to Full,
also had the same problem on a Compaq server. Once set to Auto detect then
everything went back to the full 100 Mb speed, but when set to Full it was
slower than a 10Mb network.

hth
Kevin

Still very, very jealous. :smileywink:
*martin, jason
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Re: Inventor Speed Over Network

10-10-2001 05:36 AM in reply to: *Hunt, Gary
WOW!

How about the nic's in the 530's? GB or FastEthernet??

Also try performance monitor on the workstation. Add monitors for drives, memory, network, all kinds of stuff and see what is
"maxing" out when trying to open inventor stuff.

jason martin
assistant idiot
frankfurt-short-bruza
www.fsb-ae.com/acadnetwork/acadnetworkfaq.htm

"Gary Hunt" wrote in message news:826C2D680F17B7590DE84CA24C205236@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I am having a problem with opening assemblies in Inventor R4 and R5. I have
> a HP Netserver LC2000r with 5 36GB Ultra3 SCSI Drives as a File Server
> running Windows 2000 Server SP2 for the Drawings. It has 2 Gigabit Ethernet
> NIC's. The Server has Dual PentiumIII 733 Processors and 1.8GB of memory.
> The Raid Controller is a HP NetRaid 2M with 128MB of Cache. I have my Dell
> Precision 530 Workstations connecting directly to this server through a 3Com
> 4900 1000BaseT Switch. The workstations are running Dual Intel Pentium
> Xeon's at 1.5Ghz each. The have 1GB of Memory and a Fire GL2 Video Card.
> Whenever we open any assemblies of approximately 250 to 400 parts in takes
> up to two minutes. Before I upgraded the network to Gigabit it took the same
> amount of time. I am running network monitors and seeing very little
> bandwith being pulled from these workstations when they open an assembly. If
> I grab a large flat file from the File Server i.e. 700MB avi file it pulls
> the entire file over in less than two minutes. These assemblies are nowhere
> near that big but they take forever to open. Can anyone tell me what I am
> doing wrong? Please Help I need more Speed!!
>
>

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