question - rebuilds, model updates, etc while editing drawing

while editing some small multisheet drawings, i got to wondering if there is
a way to
cut down on all the file crunching swx does while working on drawing views.
in some recent sessions, i was editing text, etc, and not doing anything to
models. it seems that about 50% of my time is spent watching the hourglass
or clicking response buttons about updating models, etc. the same model
files were rebuilts, updated, etc, etc etc, maybe 300 times each during the
session, all while not a thing was touched on any model. in a 4 hour
session, i figured
that the hard drive was thrashing about 210 minutes, while just editing a
little text on
3 smallish drawing files. is there any way to reduce the unnecessary file
activity,
or is Dessault in the hard drive business?? ;)
thanks
bill
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bill a
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Lol wow doesnt sound like fun. I know you can save a detached drawing file but I am not sure about your question.
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grantmi1
Have you got any cherries in your model or a green re-build light that will not go away?? If so, SW will be constantly trying to rebuild the model to get rid of them.
Merry :-)
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Merry Owen
Yes, there are some of the green lights. I've answered yes to the Rebuild? prompts on components that haven't been changed in years (hundreds of times), hit the rebuild icon, control-Q, etc, etc. Is there a secret menu within swx that can enable it to be productive software :>) ???
Thanks Bill
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bill a
You could try converting the drawing to RapidDraft format. Never having used it, I don't know how it is done, or even if it is possible to convert without remaking it from scratch. All I vaguely remember is that RapidDraft doesn't actually load the model.
Jerry Steiger Tripod Data Systems "take the garbage out, dear"
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Jerry Steiger
It's a on going fubar by SW Corp. SolidWorks drawings are slow to create and rebuilds are long!
The slowness is still not addressed (oh, they came out with a fubar fix, rapid draft, what a joke!) and most likely never will fix the slowness.
There are many times I do "not" have cherries and the ortho's rebuild and between sp's, it's a freaking joke!
Also, rebuilds between visaul between modes, hidden lines removed and visable, is a total joke!
More wasted time by a company (like other software companies) selling/hyping time/cost savings.
Yet another release SW Corp continues to fail in addressing performance!
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Paul Salvador
Wow, Paul you really don't like this software do you. What do you use? I hear that you use Pro-E is this true. You must know a lot about SW because I believe I have seen you either win the Beta testing competition or you were at the top of the list.
Paul Salvador wrote:
slowness.
performance!
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grantmi1
Your green lights may be a sketch contained within a supressed feature that is trying to referece something that it can no longer find. If so, find the feature/s and supress it's underlying sketch.
Another cause of green lights is the use of 'flexible sub-assemblies'.
If you no longer have green lights then it MAY be quicker to work with.
The other thing that I have found to really slow down a drawing is sections thru weldments - it seems to struggle with this a lot more than it would with a similar sized assembly.
Merry :-)
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Merry Owen
No flex subs, but the green lights seem to be confined to one subassembly (multiple instances). The thing is, when one of these is opened, the components don't have the green light, and rebuilding, etc on each config don't seem to change anything. Maybe this is just a bug that might be fixed by 2012 or so. :)
thanks bill
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bill a
You could be right, maybe sometime in the near future!?
I personally think they have had a core programming problem from the beginning which they will never be able to address without changing the much of the code.
Plus, you have programmers with job security, yes!?!?!
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Paul Salvador
Actually, I like some of what they are doing and that they create competition (especially helping bring down Ade$k) in the industry but they just don't get it and have consistently continued to show they are not addressing the referencing and performance issues. Yeah, I use both SW (6+ yrs) and Pro/e (10+ yrs). Hmm,.. I've done some of the betas over the years, with and without being signed up, but have not won anything or been on a list that I'm aware of.
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Paul Salvador
I've always been amazed that every release contains gee-whiz stuff that only a small fraction of users will infrequently utilize. On the other hand, a simple time study could come up with 30 to 40% productivity improvements for EVERY user, that would entail fixing bugs, and very obvious interface efficiency issues (years & years old). Yad think 30/40% productivity improvements would be of some interest to swx. Bill
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yeah, kind of like politics, where the politicians focus on popular topics which distract from the real important unpopular issues of our social foundations?
talking about bugs and fixing things doesn't sell, sell, sell,.... the low life bottom dwelling sales people (politicians) need something to sell!?
or, until problems become a popular issue!?!? then, all the sudden, fixing bugs and core issues are a selling point!?!?
freaking mediocrity at it's best..
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Paul Salvador

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