Larger DWG files

Creator
Creator

Everytime I open a lager DWG/DXF file my system is going extremely slowly. I have the feeling that Solid Edge can not handle these kind of files. Is this normal? If I open the file in my demo of Autocad LT the drawing is moving/zooming/rotating very smooth.. Also manipulate the drawing is working well in Autocad. Do I need to purchase a license of Autocad, of is there a way to do this smooth in Solid Edge?

 

My system;

HP Z420 

Intel Xeon E5-1620 @3,6 GHz

8 GB  DDR3 ram @1600MHz (I running on max 80% of it)

AMD Firepro V7900 2GB with 2GB ram video driver:
Driver File Version:  8.14.01.6463
Familiar Driver Version:  15.201.1151.1008-151104a-296217E

 

11 REPLIES

Re: Larger DWG files

Phenom
Phenom

Not able to download the attached DWG on several attempts. Is it just me ?

Re: Larger DWG files

Creator
Creator

I've just downloaded it from another PC, so here it's working...

Re: Larger DWG files

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi there @fbconstruct,

 

I tried to open the file, but it crashes out, so unable to test my theory......but, you might try turning off relationship handles.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Larger DWG files

Creator
Creator
This won't help your situation, but out of curiosity I opened the DWG file in AutoCAD 2018, and as you said the performance was fine.

Next I tried it in Inventor, in "review" mode where you can basically just view the DWG. There too, performance wasn't too bad.

Third I opened it in Inventor as a sketch, a basis for a 3D part. I had to run out to the shop and take care of things. I came back an hour later and the sketch still wasn't open, and while the "spinning wheel" was still spinning, the system informed me that Inventor was unresponsive. So the drawing appears to be challenging to 3D CAD systems.

I'm running a Windows 10 system with 64 gigs of RAM, and a Quadro M4000. i7-6700K @ 4.00 GHZ
-Seth M. Holmes

Re: Larger DWG files

Creator
Creator

I've bought BricsCad, (simular program to AutoCad) Here everything is working good.

It's verry sadly that a expensive program sush as Solid Edge can't properly edit this kind of files. 

I hope that in future releases this problem wil be fixed. 

 

kind regards,

Mathias Boysen

 

 

 

Re: Larger DWG files

Phenom
Phenom

I downloaded the .dwg file to have a look, but it will not open in either ST9 or ST10 - crashes the translator in both cases. I also tried it in Draftsight also and it it would not open there either because of a version issue.

 

 

Bob Henry
Former Manager of Engineering
Caterpillar Global Mining America LLC

Re: Larger DWG files

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I am very sympathetic to this question.
Solid Edge is incredibly slow when you open a file that contains many documents.
It is quick to open a simple drawing.
I suspect this is a problem.
That's why people do not use 2D Draft.

Re: Larger DWG files

Creator
Creator

For people who can't open the DWG, here a new version in a legacy format.

 

Mathias

Re: Larger DWG files

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

SE is just not very robust in 2D. At least for translated dwgs. And robustness drops as entity count increases.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200