AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Autocad 2012 vs 2006 (slower?)

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12-08-2011 10:28 AM

We finally got the funding to upgrade to Acad 2012 from 2006.  While I understand that my computer is at the lower end of the minimum system requirements, I find that Acad 2012 is quite a bit slower than 2006.  Has anyone else found this to be true?


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Re: Autocad 2012 vs 2006 (slower?)

12-08-2011 10:33 AM in reply to: johnsnow

2GB = 2 ponnies pulling a wagon full of lead


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Re: Autocad 2012 vs 2006 (slower?)

12-08-2011 10:45 AM in reply to: johnsnow



>> I find that Acad 2012 is quite a bit slower than 2006

You are right in one point, 2006 needs less system resources than 2012 needs. E.g. loading of AutoCAD is much more "expensive" as the current GUI needs more time to get initialized, it needs more power of the graphics card. Also 2012 needs more memory and and and .... BUT: try to load a 50MB drawing, try to display 3D-objects on the screen in different visual styles and orbit them around, try the annotation features (yes they cost performance, but with 2006 you can't even do that, so you have manual work to do ... so let use AutoCAD a few milliseconds) and so much more features... :smileywink:


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Re: Autocad 2012 vs 2006 (slower?)

12-08-2011 11:35 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

your also using an unsupported OS also

check the system requirements:

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Re: Autocad 2012 vs 2006 (slower?)

12-09-2011 04:42 AM in reply to: johnsnow

Underpowered system: you know the fix, no one here is going to magically find a cure for it any other way. Otherwise, have patience, once the program is up it's not so bad :smileyhappy:

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Re: Autocad 2012 vs 2006 (slower?)

12-11-2011 05:34 PM in reply to: johnsnow

dont suppose that funding included upgrade of computers??? If you want a chance at having a good experience with 2012, you are going to need a more up to date, powerful system using 64bit.  

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