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EPDM Speed

Question asked by Russell Abraham on Sep 9, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 11, 2014 by Russell Abraham

We initially installed EPDM in June 2012 after changing from DBWorks. The difference in speed of opening files for the normal viewer was vastly improved.

Over the interviening 2 years the system slowed down drastically. To the point where users some times get 3, 4 or even more copies of a drawing to open because they have double clicked the file so many times as the is no indication that anything is happening. We are talking minutes here not a few seconds.

We upgraded to 2013 SP5 in April this year. Our VAR had suggested that we upgrade to this as it would speed things up. They actually wanted us to upgrade to 2014 but due to other organisational demands we couldn't do this.

Currently we have 2 large assemblies (large for us approx 2600 parts) that when one specific engineer opens it it will take approx 4-5 mins. If anyone else opens it it takes approx 90 seconds. Then when he saves it every other engineer (9 of us) groans because the system just stops. This can sometimes take up to 20 minutes to correct itself.


Has anyone else experienced issues similar to this and if so how did they overcome them?