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*Morgan, Julian
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NT4.0 settings questions

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02-16-2000 08:01 AM
<<< Message <88edbd$ir78@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.r14general' on Wed, 16 Feb 2000 09:49:09 -0500.>>>

I'm looking for help in setup of NT4.0 workstation sp5 to run AutoCAD R14.
Performance is reported to be slow. (I'm the LAN admin not the AutoCAD
user.) AutoCAD is loaded on the workstation and drawings are on a NT4.0
server

The current workstation setup is Gateway E-4200 PIII 450mhz,
128mb ram,
ATI Rage 128GL AGP 2x video
12gb HD (2gb, 10gb partitians)
256mb paging file
AutoCAD R14.0, Softdesk 8, loaded on the Workstation, data on NT4.0 server
100baseT nic, TCP/IP only

Server setup is Compaq 1600, p266
128mb ram
100baseT nic, TCP/IP only
8gb Raid 5 disk setup, 1gb system partition 7gb data partition

Is paging file correctly sized? Would any other environment settings make
significant a difference.

thanks,
Julian
*Martin, Jason
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Re: NT4.0 settings questions

02-16-2000 08:38 AM in reply to: *Morgan, Julian
Your setup doesn't appear to be bad. We're running a similar setup with
Dell
PIII 500's
256MB
Diamond TNT AGP cards
600 mb page file (page file min an max set to same so it's not expanding)
R14, S8 installed to server, data on server
100bT running TCP/IP and IPX/SPX

The only thing that might be a problem is your page file space. When we
were running R13 / S7.5 we were told by someone at Softdesk that we needed
to have at least 300mb of page file, so we doulbed it for S8 .

Can you define what slow is?? Is every command slow, slow loading drawing,
slow with specific commands? How heavily utilized is you network? Made
sure that the hard drive is defrag'd? (S8 has a kazillion little files).
Re-apply sp5 (never hurts (usually))?

Sorry I'm not of more help.

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

Julian Morgan wrote in message
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> <<< Message <88edbd$ir78@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted to
'autodesk.autocad.r14general' on Wed, 16 Feb 2000 09:49:09 -0500.>>>
>
> I'm looking for help in setup of NT4.0 workstation sp5 to run AutoCAD R14.
> Performance is reported to be slow. (I'm the LAN admin not the AutoCAD
> user.) AutoCAD is loaded on the workstation and drawings are on a NT4.0
> server
>
> The current workstation setup is Gateway E-4200 PIII 450mhz,
> 128mb ram,
> ATI Rage 128GL AGP 2x video
> 12gb HD (2gb, 10gb partitians)
> 256mb paging file
> AutoCAD R14.0, Softdesk 8, loaded on the Workstation, data on NT4.0 server
> 100baseT nic, TCP/IP only
>
> Server setup is Compaq 1600, p266
> 128mb ram
> 100baseT nic, TCP/IP only
> 8gb Raid 5 disk setup, 1gb system partition 7gb data partition
>
> Is paging file correctly sized? Would any other environment settings make
> significant a difference.
>
> thanks,
> Julian
*Morgan, Julian
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02-16-2000 09:38 AM in reply to: *Morgan, Julian
Thanks Jason
The operator indicates that it is sometime slow just when drawing
(architectural mostly). We discussed saving files on the local drive but
that may create some problems since multiple dept's access and modify dwgs.
I just installed Diskeeper 5 to defrag. Fragmentation was around 40+ %.
Page file was very fragmented. I will have to wait and see how much that
helps. I will install SP6a soon to see if that helps. But I don't want to
change things too fast so I can tell which if any helps.

Jason Martin wrote in message <88ejnv$isf18@adesknews2.autodesk.com>...
*Chadwell, Mike
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02-17-2000 07:49 AM in reply to: *Morgan, Julian
Ask your user if the issue is apparent regardless of PS / MS usage, or is it
noticed when going from one to the other? Depending on your LineTypeScale
setting (e.g, .5 in MS) you can get dinged big time for performance. Try
setting your LTS to a higher value in PS (say 48 for Architectural) prior to
flipping Tilemode
and see if that makes a difference.

Your machine seems ample to me.

Mike Chadwell

Julian Morgan wrote:

> Thanks Jason
> The operator indicates that it is sometime slow just when drawing
> (architectural mostly). We discussed saving files on the local drive but
> that may create some problems since multiple dept's access and modify dwgs.
> I just installed Diskeeper 5 to defrag. Fragmentation was around 40+ %.
> Page file was very fragmented. I will have to wait and see how much that
> helps. I will install SP6a soon to see if that helps. But I don't want to
> change things too fast so I can tell which if any helps.
>
> Jason Martin wrote in message <88ejnv$isf18@adesknews2.autodesk.com>...

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