speed issues in build 2

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speed issues in build 2

Postby Kenneth Rychlik » Wed, Feb 24 2010, 9:39PM

For those of you that downloaded build 2 how did it do with the speed issues and bogging down your pc?

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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby Josh Rayburn » Thu, Feb 25 2010, 8:05AM

Initially speed seems to have improved significantly but I have not bogged it down with a big job yet.....
Hoping for the best!
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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby Pat McFadden » Sat, Feb 27 2010, 9:25PM

Sad to say, but it's nearly unusable for me. A few examples: It takes 10 seconds after clicking on something for the highlighting to appear. There is a long delay (from a few seconds to a minute otr more) for just about every transition within the cabinet editor. Rendering is painfully slow. I'm trying to get a proposal out for a small (8 linear ft/4 cabinets) project, and something that would normally take me less than an hour took me 4 hours. Granted, my system is closer to the minimum requirements than the recommended system, but it worked OK under 5.2.

Many other problems, including locking up, program "forgetting" wall associations, presentation rendering randomly switching to regular rendering, program terminating with no error message, etc.

We are not pleased.

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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby Ryan Callahan » Mon, Mar 01 2010, 9:50AM

Pat,

Sorry you are having this trouble, but I think that there must be something else at play this is hurting your performance this bad. While V6 is slightly slower than Version 5.2, it should in NO way be this much slower. So, I guess we need to do some exploring to see what might be going on.

My first thought here is that your system is running at near capacity. When performance has come to a crawl, are you by any chance running the processor at 100%. To see this, simply open TASK MANAGER and check out the Performance tab. If it is at 100%or even higher than 50%, then check the Processes tab and see if eCabinets.exe is the guilty process. This will at least tell what process is causing the high usage issue.

My second thought is that your system has run out of Physical RAM. When this happens, the computer will start using the Hard Disk as memory, and this is painfully slow. These numbers can bee seen in the TASK MANAGER as well under the Performance tab. Under Physical Memory, you will see what is actually installed. Compare that to the Memory listed above in the window. If the numbers are close in value, then Windows is most likely paging memory to the hard disk.

Of course there are a variety of issues that could be causing this slowness. If you are unable to determine what is going on, then please feel free to call me and I will help you determine what is going on with the system.

I hope this information is helpful, but if not, I will be glad to see what can be done.
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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby Pat McFadden » Mon, Mar 01 2010, 11:36AM

Thanks, Ryan.
My CPU usage is ranging from 1% - 60%. Physical memory usage is fairly static at 1GB out of 2GB total. My machine is a 2.6 GHz P4. Graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 440. I just tried a few things with my small (4-cabinet) project. It took 1.5 minutes to open the file, and about the same time to render the presentation view. CPU and PF usage stayed within the quoted range during those operations. Some of the other issues don't seem to be as bad after a fresh start, lending credence to the memory leak theory someone else posted about.

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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby Tom Nienow » Mon, Mar 01 2010, 11:37AM

I too am experiencing slow response in v6b2. When associating a cab to a wall it takes about 40 seconds to be able to do anything else on the program. I can edit 1 cabinet and save in around the same amount of time, go to a second cabinet and the time goes to around 2-2 1/2 minutes, try a third and I can go out and get supplies and be back in time to do some editing, then send the cabinet back to the room and watch nothing happen, it actually takes about 7 minutes for the full process. It's quicker for me to shut down the program after doing one process and re-open it to do the next. My cpu usage during these times are 50 -54% and it shows up in the ECAb exe slot,. I am running windowsXP E7300@2.66GHz with 3Gb of RAM. I also am experiencing wall association forgetfulness in the program.

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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby Ryan Callahan » Mon, Mar 01 2010, 12:25PM

Pat,

I would love to have a chance to work with you on attempting to figure out what is going on with this. There was an issue with Build1 that resulted in large directories slowing the system down that may be related.

No matter what, it seems that if there is an issue here, I would very much like to figure out what is happening. So to insure we are on the same page, could you post your job so that I can look directly at what you are working with. If you do not wish to post for all to see, please eMail instead.

Tom, Feel free to do the same. I will work hard to figure this out in the mean time.
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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby Pat McFadden » Mon, Mar 01 2010, 2:31PM

Ryan,
I emailed the file. I'm running build 2.

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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby Ryan Callahan » Tue, Mar 02 2010, 8:51AM

Pat,

Thanks for the job. I am able to see your slowdown, but cannot yet identify the main issue. I have asked the programmers to review this issue and hope to have a solution soon.

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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby David Yurk » Tue, Mar 02 2010, 8:48PM

Ryan,

I am having the same issues as Pat. If you could post the solutions or work-arounds for these issues in this thread, it might also solve a lot of the problems I am having with speed, etc. I've just been invited to bid on a $25,000-30,000 kitchen for a new house that's already framed, so any time I'm able to save at the computer will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, David
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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby Ryan Callahan » Thu, Mar 04 2010, 10:25AM

David,

So far, I have not been able to get the major slowdown when working from scratch, so my guess is that there is a display object that is in the job that is causing the slowdown. If you have a job that is behaving this way as well, please post or send it to me so that I can compare. The simpler the room, the better for finding the issue. Complex rooms have a lot more data to wade through to find an error.

Good luck with your bid.
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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby Tom Nienow » Thu, Mar 04 2010, 1:40PM

Ryan, attached is one of the jobs with slow down. So far any job I work on acts the same, the more you edit, the slower it gets
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Re: speed issues in build 2

Postby David Yurk » Thu, Mar 04 2010, 2:41PM

Ryan,

My experience is similar to Pat's. In jobs large or small, the more functions I perform the slower it gets. This is before adding any display objects. I can alleviate the problem by saving the job, closing eCabs, and re-opening the job, but that has its limits. This may or may not be pertinent, but before updating to V6 my battery life was about 2 hours, immediately after updating it's 1/2 hour. I don't know if it's update related or my if my battery just went bad. CPU usage doesn't look too high so I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the update. Thanks again for your efforts.

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