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hgohel
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Message 11 of 20 (1,458 Views)

Re: Slowdown when xref's contain Civil 3D objects in 2012

04-28-2011 08:23 AM in reply to: justind

We have logged Civil 3D defect 1396998 for the slow performance with XREFs, and are actively investigating this.  Thank you all for your reports.

Himanshu Gohel
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m.ndegwa
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Message 12 of 20 (1,414 Views)

Re: Slowdown when xref's contain Civil 3D objects in 2012

05-03-2011 12:20 PM in reply to: hgohel

We are having similar issues with projects that have a large amount of xrefs. What is Autodesk doing to help resolve this issues?

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justind
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Message 13 of 20 (1,409 Views)

Re: Slowdown when xref's contain Civil 3D objects in 2012

05-03-2011 12:34 PM in reply to: hgohel

I have found that going through all the x-refs and doing an Audit on each one can provide a significant improvement, but even then it is noticably slower than working with the same drawings in 2011.

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Message 14 of 20 (1,400 Views)

Re: Slowdown when xref's contain Civil 3D objects in 2012

05-03-2011 01:03 PM in reply to: justind

Awesome, I will try that for starters. Thanks

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klugb
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Message 15 of 20 (1,358 Views)

Re: Slowdown when xref's contain Civil 3D objects in 2012

05-10-2011 04:17 PM in reply to: justind

Justin,

 

I have a similar issue but I found out what's going on for me and wonder if it's the same issue.

 

After some serious testing I found that 2012 (at least for me) is having an issue with unreconciled layers. When I open my production drawing that has 3 other xref's I get the same laggy slow down. It reminds me of when I used to remote to the office using dial-up and running Autocad.

 

Our setup has "layereval" set to 0, so we don't see the unreconciled layers. Open one of your laggy drawings with xref's and set layereval to 1 and then open the layer dialog box and highlight all of the unreconciled layers and RT-click then select "Reconcile Layer", close out of the layer dialog and see if your issue is gone.

 

It works for me, but I would like to see if anyone else has this before I submit to Autodesk.

 

Testing 2012.

 

Bruce Klug
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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Certified Professional
Infrastructure Design Suite 2014 (SP2)
Testing Civil 3D 2015
Win 7 Pro, 64-bit
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klugb
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Message 16 of 20 (1,283 Views)

Re: Slowdown when xref's contain Civil 3D objects in 2012

05-20-2011 09:15 AM in reply to: hgohel

Himanshu,

 

Can you give us any updates on this? This is keeping us from moving to 2012.

 

I thought it was linked to the layer reconciling, but after further testing here it is not. The only things that gets rid of the lag/delay is to remove all the xref's, which is not realistic.

 

I did test two other tests

 

1) Disabled Symantec Virus scan (even ended task to make sure)- Did not change issue.

2) Disabled Virus scan, moved all files to my hard drive and disconnected from the network- Did not change issue.

 

Thanks

Bruce

Bruce Klug
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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Certified Professional
Infrastructure Design Suite 2014 (SP2)
Testing Civil 3D 2015
Win 7 Pro, 64-bit
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hgohel
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Message 17 of 20 (1,261 Views)

Re: Slowdown when xref's contain Civil 3D objects in 2012

05-23-2011 08:17 AM in reply to: klugb

Hi Bruce,

 

At this time I do not have any updates to post except that we are looking into this defect.  I would like to make sure we have your situation covered; would you please send me an email at himanshu.gohel@autodesk.com

 

Thanks

Himanshu Gohel
Autodesk, Inc
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Message 18 of 20 (1,236 Views)

Re: Slowdown when xref's contain Civil 3D objects in 2012

05-24-2011 01:13 PM in reply to: justind

Thank you to everyone for your reports, support requests and patience while we sorted this issue out.  Please see the following links for a resolution:

 

 

Himanshu Gohel
Autodesk, Inc
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justind
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Message 19 of 20 (1,215 Views)

Re: Slowdown when xref's contain Civil 3D objects in 2012

05-24-2011 03:12 PM in reply to: hgohel

I applied this hot fix, and at first glance, it seems to work great! I will post again if I run into any issues.

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tombaumberger
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Message 20 of 20 (1,096 Views)

Re: Slowdown when xref's contain Civil 3D objects in 2012

06-28-2011 01:02 PM in reply to: justind

You too? I have some support requests in about this. I keep getting errors. Once I discovered this I try to audit more than I save. My drawings always have errors. Autodesk tells me they have no problems. I have a big boy computer and the identical files in 2010 were bomb proof and so was our network.

 

I can tell when someone has been working in an xref file and not done an audit. It will take sometimes 20 minutes to save a file that in 2010 took 1 minute. The save time is killing me. So far I'm not real impressed with 2012. I continues to have the power to leap mountains but can't do it for stumbling over the bumps.

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