Autocad LT2011 network help needed
Posted on 2011-10-20
Hi all, Im hoping that someone can provide some help for the issues my client has - ive never used Autocad myself hence my coming to the knowledgable ones such as yourselves. Our client is running Autocad LT2011 and is using xrefs on his drawings, he is utilising the server but finds when people start logging on things slow down so much its pretty unuasble. My client wants to add another architect in to the team, so things will start getting worse im sure. The network has a 10/100mbps backbone, the server is running SBS2003 and is a HP proliant ML150 G3 (this works fine for the general users) which has 4gb ram, a Xeon 1.6ghz processor and around 150gb free space.
To improve the speed of Autocad what should we do? Replace the main server to something with more umpf or stick in a small CAD server?
I look forward to your replies.