Solidworks 2010 SP4 (network license)
EPDM 2010 SP4 (3 archive servers w/ replication)
and the obligatory SQL server
Windows 7 64 Bit SP1
I am having troubles with performance intermittently. At various time during the day (and happening much more frequently lately) I get extremely slow performance while working in Solidworks with EPDM. For example I do something simple like edit a sketch, exit a sketch or even something really stupid like just click on a drop down menu and solidworks will freeze for 15 - 20 minutes. Sometimes it works very fast. the same actions i mentioned above will take only a second or two to complete.
Each time solidworks freezes and I analyze the wait chain it indicated that solidworks is waiting to complete some network I/O
What I've tried:
Working on another computer
Turning off windows firewall
Borrowing a license and working offline.
No change in performance.
I ran a process monitor whilst working like this and even when just clicking on a dropdown menu like "insert"(before even selecting a command) and I watch EdmServer.exe constantly reading and writing to our server <SERVERNAME>\Pipe\Sql\Query as well as a ton of registry keys. Why???
Has anyone ever experienced anything like this or perhaps have any insight into this problem? At first I thought it might be a problem with the license manager but that doesn't seem to be the case. But I'm not ruling anything out at this point. I could really use some help and right now I am constrained on 2010 by our customer base.