The only thing that comes to my mind is if you are opening the drawing in resolved, lightweight or large assembly mode. If you are opening it in resolved it has to solve all mates and all parts to the body which of course takes more rebuilding time. So I would suggest opening it in lightweight mode so that it will not rebuild (or shouldn't I believe) and should take less time to open up.
Hope that helps!
Is the vault "local"...in other words, are the network server hard drives that the vault data is stored in located in the same facility as you?
Are the network drives high speed data transfer rate drives, or just big/cheap/slow hard drives the company didn't spend much money for?
Doug, I am not sure, but I am guessing they are pretty good - and this behavior seems to be more associated with a few files.... but I do not know what equipment we have.
I would check and see if all your Solidworks file types (*.part/assembly/drawings/etc) are white listed in your virus/firewall software. If not then you software scans every darn Solidworks file.
Workstation scans and sends files ->
Server receives files, scans before storing ->
Server sends stored files but scans before sending ->
Workstation receives files but you guessed it, scans them before storing.
That process can take a huge amount of time, depending on server load and other factors.
Happends to me too. problem with me is that the template file is corrupt. Maybe give choosing another template a try ?
Do you have the option to turn off the PDM system and then load the files from your work directory? I'm using the term work directory because I use Smarteam and have the ability to turn off the Smarteam integration inside SW while loading an assembly and it is much faster.