Yes as a matter of fact our systems are Dells with that net card.
Is there a way to test the transfer rate?
I also heard that inventor constantly pings the server.
Our parts are made from complex surfaces but disabling them
is not an option being that when it omes time to review designs
with our customer I'm sure they want to see how their part is
being worked on.
Simplest way is to make a DXF or a complex drawing in R12 format, it might be 250 mb in size! Copy that from local drive to network or network to local drive. If it takes a minute or less, no problem. If it wants to take 45 minutes, PROBLEM!