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Performance Issues attaching xrefs

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07-21-2011 05:15 PM

I'm having a problmen attaching xref's in C3D 2012.  Even statring from a new fresh drawing, when I attach an xref it takes several minutes.  I see the xref appear in the drawing immediately but then C3D hangs for 5 minutes.  I applied the hotfix for xrefs that came out some time ago but that did not fix the problem.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

I believe I found the issue....large number of layer filters.  After reading up on other posts, layer filters can slow down a drawing.  When attaching xref's or inserting other drawings with a large number of layer filters it can take a while for the dwg to attach or insert.

 

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Re: Performance Issues attaching xrefs

07-25-2011 11:53 AM in reply to: jkeller

Hi jkeller-

 

Try applying this performance hotfix and see if that helps: http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=DL17013122



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Re: Performance Issues attaching xrefs

07-25-2011 12:11 PM in reply to: SethHall

I already applied the hotfix you suggest, does not fix my issue.

 

 

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Re: Performance Issues attaching xrefs

07-25-2011 12:13 PM in reply to: jkeller

Clearly stated in your original post :smileysad: sorry about that... That hotfix should have resolved this issue.

 

That being said does this occur with all drawings or just a certain data set?

 

Are you pulling your data over a network? Try moving the drawings locally and test, see if performance improves.

 

Does this happen on all machines of just this one?



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Re: Performance Issues attaching xrefs

07-25-2011 01:12 PM in reply to: SethHall

Thanks for your reply and help.  This problem occurs an all drawings, not just one data set.  I am working on files located on the computer hard-drive (not over a network).  Lastly, I have not tried on a separate machine so I will try that.  Question, could the number of layers or number of sheets (paper space tabs) have any influence on attaching xrefs.  I ask becuase this probkem did not occur until I started working with a template file with a large number of layers and PS tabs.

 

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Re: Performance Issues attaching xrefs

10-13-2011 02:53 PM in reply to: jkeller

Hello,

We are using C3D 2011 and have noticed many performance issues using Xrefs.  It would be great if Autodesk would implement a button to turn off C3D features when attaching Xrefs.  This could be added to the Xref window beside the "attach" and "overlay" settings as "turn off C3D Features."  What do you think?

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Re: Performance Issues attaching xrefs

10-14-2011 11:29 AM in reply to: jkeller

What you're describing is something that was fixed by the AutoCAD performance hotfix that is mentioned in this thread.  Could you double-check that the hotfix is, indeed, applied on your system?  Check file versions and dates in your install directory with the version from the hotfix.  Thanks.

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Re: Performance Issues attaching xrefs

10-14-2011 12:35 PM in reply to: jkeller

The hotfix in this link is for C3D 2012.  I am using C3D 2011 E.208.N.0 Version 3.  Is there another hotfix that I should be aware of?

 

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Re: Performance Issues attaching xrefs

10-17-2011 06:22 AM in reply to: Jbruce1965

Hi JBruce1965,

 

The performance problems you are experiencing with C3D 2011 may be something completely separate from what the OP is describing and the hotfix we're discussing for C3D 2012, so it would be best if you start a new thread with details about your situation.  Thanks.

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Re: Performance Issues attaching xrefs

10-17-2011 07:35 AM in reply to: jkeller

" Question, could the number of layers or number of sheets (paper space tabs) have any influence on attaching xrefs."

 

The test is easy. Start a new file with the acad.dwt template unedited and empty. Draw a pline in it and save it.

 

Start a new file from acad.dwt and place the file above in it as an xref. Does the issue persist?

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