Our users have AutoCAD 2000i locally installed, and licensed through an
ADLM. We also have 5 ADN licenses, so we have computers that have single
user licenses installed on them. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! The network licensed
machines become EXTREMELY pokey from time to time (almost a daily
occurrance.) but our single user licenced machines do not have the same
problem. The server is fairly modern, and doesn't seem to have performance
issues with any other application. I don't know the exact specs on it, as I
am the CAD guru, not the IT guru. Our IT director is stumped, and I need to
get to the bottom of the problem.
Are there any reported issues related to this?? Is there something that
needs to be configured to improve this performance? Is a high end server /
network required to support an ALDM with 45 licenses of map, and 7 licenses
of LDD, civil and survey, and a single CAD overlay?. Is the load high
enough that the ADLM would require a dedicated machine? Is it possible that
I have the "Run extremely slow" button checked? ;-)
The client & single user installations are configured exactly the same, use
the same pc3 files, acad.lsp, custom & 3rd party programs, etc. The only
apparent difference between the machines is the licensing scheme.
We are running PIII workstations running Windows NT 4 SP6a. Our
workstations all have AutoCAD Map 2000i installed on D:\Map2000i and Land
Development Deskop 2i, Civil 2i, Survey 2i and CAD Overlay 2i installed on
d:\ACADLDD2. Service pack 1 has been applied to the map2000i installations,
service pack 1a has been applied to the LDD2i installations, and service
pack 1 has been installed to civil 2i installations.
Our servers are all running Windows NT 4 Server & all workstations are
running at 100 mbit (we try to use switches everywhere, but there may be 1
or 2 hubs in the mix...)
Any help, advice, or suggestions that anybody may have about this problem
would be extremely useful. I am pulling my hair out over this, and our
users are ready to smash their computers and come after me with the broken
pieces of metal and glass.
Thanks in advance for your help,
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
If that were the case, wouldn't the users get a hardware lock fatal error
message? The server is definately visible.... I can ping it & also see it
in Network Neighborhood. Is it possible that the connection keeps dropping
and then reestablishing itsself every 10 seconds?? Our IT director refuses
to admit that this is a network issue, but I am inclined to disagree. The
trouble is proving it.
"whorton" wrote in message
> Is it possibly a network problem where the machines
> are not finding the license manager. Try setting acadsever variable in the
windows system to the sever name
Once AutoCAD establishes a handshake with a license manager, the
communication density from AdLM is minimal, one packet in each direction per
minute on udp port 1422. This kind of activity should not impact
When the slow down occurs, do all users slow down at the same time? Is the
behavior the same for AutoCAD Map and LDD? Does everything become slow or
just some functions? If just some functions, which ones? Do the users get
Make sure that the network versions are using the exact same external
resources as your standalone copies are. Compare support paths between the
stand alones and the network seats as well.
"Jon Rizzo" wrote in message
> If that were the case, wouldn't the users get a hardware lock fatal error
> message? The server is definately visible.... I can ping it & also see it
> in Network Neighborhood. Is it possible that the connection keeps
> and then reestablishing itsself every 10 seconds?? Our IT director
> to admit that this is a network issue, but I am inclined to disagree. The
> trouble is proving it.
> "whorton" wrote in message
> > Is it possibly a network problem where the machines
> > are not finding the license manager. Try setting acadsever variable in
> windows system to the sever name