AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

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Re: AutoCAD for MAC 2013 running slow

05-18-2012 05:35 AM in reply to: maxim_k

That is what I love about forums.  You can learn so much from really smart people like maxim_k.  Of all the times I have used QuickTimePlayer, I never realized it would do a screen capture.

 

I posted an mp4 movie of me drawing some line segments and then erasing them in a drawing that was created in AcadMac2012. The delays are little one second and two second delays that don't look like much in a screen capture, but they drive me nuts. Near the end of the movie I jiggle the mouse during the delay so that when the progam kicks in you see the cursor jumping around. That is from me jiggling the mouse during the hang time, representing the frustration that builds up.

 

I draw the lines in the upper right corner of the screen of an existing file.  The little delays between line segments look like I am hesitating, but they are the program hanging between each segment.  At the end I erase in two separate commands to show the hang at the end of each erase command.

 

Movie (2.6mb) is at:  http://www.hawkaia.com/Projects/Hawk/Acad2013LineDelays.mp4

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Re: AutoCAD for MAC 2013 running slow

05-18-2012 09:16 AM in reply to: john

Hi john,

 

You're just intrigued me, I did not observe such delays in none of the files (which were created in various versions of AutoCAD).

If your file does not contain any secrets, could you send it to my mail (mkanaev@yandex.ru) or post here?  I want to test it on my system.

 

Maxim

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MARSS

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Re: AutoCAD for MAC 2013 running slow

05-20-2012 06:48 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Sorry for the slow response.  I have been away.  Emailed the files to you.  There are several files which are xref attachments, but all exhibit the same behavior. All were originally created on Mac Acad 2012.  My machine is a 17" MBP with a 2.8 Ghz i7 and 8GB or RAM.

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Re: AutoCAD for MAC 2013 running slow

05-20-2012 09:48 PM in reply to: john

I've just had a major issue whereby my libraries within Content Explorer were all merged, and this seemed to create a major issue for AutoCAD.

 

It basically slowed right down with about 5mins between commands. I finally deleted the library and have re-added them as individual drawings and the situation has been improved.

 

Does anyone else have a large library within their Content?

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Re: AutoCAD for MAC 2013 running slow

05-21-2012 07:24 AM in reply to: john

Hi John,

 

I have tested your files and got the same delays.

Of course, the real reason for the delays are Xrefs, attached to the drawing file.

But, in your case the situation is complicated by the fact that the external references contain PROXY objects KtiDetAc (from KETIV's ArchT ?). After I exploded all PROXY objects in each of external references (with the help of AutoCAD for Windows and ExplodeAllProxy + RemoveAllProxy ARX application from Alexandr Rivilis) and reattached them to your file the delays are still here, but the delays become much smaller.

I emailed files edited by me to you, you can test them.

 

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Re: AutoCAD for MAC 2013 running slow

05-24-2012 12:06 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Opened the files and it is better, but the delays are still there.  I was at another office today that was running Autocad Windows 2013 on PC's.  They have exactly the same delays on entity creation commands.   Looks like Autocad 2013 is channeling Autocad 13 and this is not just a Mac problem.   I had noticed that the xrefs do make it worse.  Yes, we have a lot of old content with nested ArchT blocks that are hard to purge.  Mac 2011 and 2012 had no problem with them or with the xrefs.  I appreciate the proxy explode tip and will put it to use.

 

Thanks for trying.  I think I will log a support request, although I don't expect a solution from it.   

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Re: AutoCAD for MAC 2013 running slow

05-27-2012 08:40 PM in reply to: john

Hi user,

 

As you said, this delay also exists on Windows side. So can you send me the drawing? I will log a defect to Windows side and track with it.

My e-mail: Leaf.chai@autodesk.com

 

Thanks,
Leaf

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Re: AutoCAD for MAC 2013 running slow

06-01-2012 09:25 AM in reply to: john

Just an update:

On the Windows Acad 2013, turning off all proxy objects seems to mostly make the problem go away.

 

Proxy commands on Mac 2013 seem to be shortchanged.  On Mac 2012, four proxy system variables are present (ProxyGraphics, ProxyNotice, ProxyShow, and ProxyWebsearch).  On 2013, ProxyWebsearch is missing (Both Mac and Windows versions), even though it is still listed in the online Help for 2013.  Is ProxyWebsearch now on by default with no way to turn it off?

 

Setting all three Proxy sys variables to 0 on Mac 2013 made a very, very slight improvement, but not anything I would call a work-around.

 

 

 

 

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Re: AutoCAD for MAC 2013 running slow

06-05-2012 11:04 PM in reply to: JohnRennie

I have the same machine as Maxim, except my macbookpro memory is 4 GB does that itself make my AutoCAD 2013 run **** slow?

 

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Re: AutoCAD for MAC 2013 running slow

06-06-2012 06:36 AM in reply to: john

Yes, especially if you have any other programs open (even just email).  Also the longer you have Autocad open, the more fragmented the RAM will become and things will bog down.

 

On a positive note, I received an answer to my support request.  Autodesk confirms the problem and they are working on a fix.  :-)

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