We recently upgraded from AutoCAD architecture to Building design Suite. Now the AutoCAD is not a seperate install but is part of a suite. The "suited" version of AutoCAD has a different splash screen and when there is no drawing a different back drop. This makes it seem to me that it is actually a different program (i.e. it has more than cosmetic differences to "vanilla" AutoCAD).
The ultimate reason why I suggest this is that the three people in our office that use full AutoCAD, two have upgraded to Building Design suite AutoCAD and the other has stayed on vanilla.
Out of the three the two that have upgraded report more frequent crashing (exception errors) and "pausing" when saving where the windows spinning wheel appears quite often. The other person using vanilla (even on the same drawings) does not report these errors.
We have looked at the server for the pausing errors and this is not the case.
The crashing (and possibly pausing) seem to be specific to AutoCAD Building Design Suite.
We have spent ages trying to work out what the problem is and are stumped. If anyone has any suggestions on what is going on here it would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps there is some setting that is on in the suite and not in vanilla AutoCAD? I don't know!