I know this has been touched on before but after doing a search, I couldn't
find any of the posts.
Ever since SW2004 (what I am currently using), opening files is a slowww
process. It doesn't seem to make that much difference if the files are
local or if they are located on the server. Prior versions of SW would open
even fairly large assemblies in a reasonable amount of time. But SW2004
seems to take approx. 50-75% longer. This isn't news to most of you.
You've probably experienced it yourselves.
But I just noticed something that I had never noticed before. When opening
a file that is still in a previous version (SW2003 or prior), it will open
very fast in SW2004, just like in previous releases. Once saved in SW2004
format, it becomes slow when opening this file in the future.
With that being said, it seems to me that SW2004 itself is not the problem.
It is capable of opening the files fast just like previous versions.
Instead it seems that something in the translation of the file to SW2004 is
what is causing files to open slowly. Like maybe some kind of "flawed" data
has been added to the files themselves during SW2004 translation that is
causing this slow down.
I just did a test and had some unexpected results. I opened my task manager
and switched to the network tab. I opened several assemblies that are
already in SW2004 format. Under the network utilization column, I am lucky
to get 2-5%. I then opened several assemblies that were still in SW2003 or
prior format. I would say that the average network utilization was between
15-30%. After I convert and re-open the files, the network utilization goes
back down to 2-5%. I am by far a network guru, and I truly don't know what
network utilization means exactly. But this has to be a very significant
Anyone with more knowledge about this subject care to comment?
- posted 17 years ago