Large File Performance

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Just wondering if there are any tips and tricks to help with performance of large
files. We create electrical schematics that can be from 5-11MB in size. When working
with these every thing seems to slow down. Even if zoomed so that only a dozen
elements are shown, commands literally take a few seconds to complete. If I select
an object by clicking on it, 2 seconds for it to be selected.
Causes quite a few problems when the system lags behind your actions this much.
Seems to get worse the longer we work on a drawing.
Could it be cache settings or some environmental variable?
Running 20.00.07.04 x64 on XP64. 3.2Ghz CPU 6 MB ram

Thanks.
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Re: Large File Performance

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Andy,
A lot depends upon what you are using. If you use geometric and
dimensional constraints on geometry and add a lot of it, it can become very
slow. If it is blocks and connectors, it should remain fast. Perhaps you
could post a very small sample of what you are doing.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Andy B" wrote in message
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>
> Just wondering if there are any tips and tricks to help with performance
> of large
> files. We create electrical schematics that can be from 5-11MB in size.
> When working
> with these every thing seems to slow down. Even if zoomed so that only a
> dozen
> elements are shown, commands literally take a few seconds to complete. If
> I select
> an object by clicking on it, 2 seconds for it to be selected.
>
> Causes quite a few problems when the system lags behind your actions this
> much.
>
> Seems to get worse the longer we work on a drawing.
>
> Could it be cache settings or some environmental variable?
>
> Running 20.00.07.04 x64 on XP64. 3.2Ghz CPU 6 MB ram
>
>
> Thanks.


Re: Large File Performance

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Here is a sample. For all that it is the file size seems a lot larger than it needs
to be.
Our typical schematic would be two E sized sheets of this type of work.

"PellaKen" wrote:
>Andy,
> A lot depends upon what you are using. If you use geometric and
>dimensional constraints on geometry and add a lot of it, it can become very
>
>slow. If it is blocks and connectors, it should remain fast. Perhaps you
>
>could post a very small sample of what you are doing.
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Andy B" wrote in message
>news:48e62c9f$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Just wondering if there are any tips and tricks to help with performance

>
>> of large
>> files. We create electrical schematics that can be from 5-11MB in size.

>
>> When working
>> with these every thing seems to slow down. Even if zoomed so that only

>a
>> dozen
>> elements are shown, commands literally take a few seconds to complete.

>If
>> I select
>> an object by clicking on it, 2 seconds for it to be selected.
>>
>> Causes quite a few problems when the system lags behind your actions this

>
>> much.
>>
>> Seems to get worse the longer we work on a drawing.
>>
>> Could it be cache settings or some environmental variable?
>>
>> Running 20.00.07.04 x64 on XP64. 3.2Ghz CPU 6 MB ram
>>
>>
>> Thanks.

>
>

Re: Large File Performance

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Andy,
I am not seeing any slow down working in the file you posted.
In the file you posted, how quickly do you start to see a slow down.
Rick B.

Re: Large File Performance

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OK, it appears you are using the geometric constraints which is most likely
your problem. If you do not see them, I believe the command to toggle them
on/off is under the Tools menu and is called Relationship Handles. To keep
them from being applied, toggle the Maintain Relationships command off.
The presence of a large # of geometric relationships causes a large
mathematical calculation to take place when any one element is added or
modified. This obviously takes time. Turn them off when doing this type of
work.
Connectors may work better for you as they will maintain their connection
and horizontal/vertical properties while being much lighter than
relationship controlled lines.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Andy B" wrote in message
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>
> Here is a sample. For all that it is the file size seems a lot larger
> than it needs
> to be.
>
> Our typical schematic would be two E sized sheets of this type of work.
>
>
> "PellaKen" wrote:
>>Andy,
>> A lot depends upon what you are using. If you use geometric and
>>dimensional constraints on geometry and add a lot of it, it can become
>>very
>>
>>slow. If it is blocks and connectors, it should remain fast. Perhaps you
>>
>>could post a very small sample of what you are doing.
>>
>>--
>>Ken
>>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>
>>"Andy B" wrote in message
>>news:48e62c9f$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> Just wondering if there are any tips and tricks to help with performance

>>
>>> of large
>>> files. We create electrical schematics that can be from 5-11MB in size.

>>
>>> When working
>>> with these every thing seems to slow down. Even if zoomed so that only

>>a
>>> dozen
>>> elements are shown, commands literally take a few seconds to complete.

>>If
>>> I select
>>> an object by clicking on it, 2 seconds for it to be selected.
>>>
>>> Causes quite a few problems when the system lags behind your actions
>>> this

>>
>>> much.
>>>
>>> Seems to get worse the longer we work on a drawing.
>>>
>>> Could it be cache settings or some environmental variable?
>>>
>>> Running 20.00.07.04 x64 on XP64. 3.2Ghz CPU 6 MB ram
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks.

>>
>>
>