We are well aware that this particular subject is very high on all user's mind. However, we did make some progress and Autodesk Design Review 2008 overall performance improved significantly when compared to Autodesk Design Review 2007.
That, of course, does only cover a number of possible use cases, files and everything else related to this tricky subject. Our engineering team still has some distance to go and we are working very hard to get it closer aligned to everybody's expectations.
If you wish, you may share any issues you find or even submit your use case to us. That would allow us to include the data into our QA process and make sure that we do improve in the right areas. Please send me a direct email, should you prefer to keep this information away from public view.
I found that switching off the hardware acceleration improved the application's speed and overall performance, especially when it comes to larger files or 3D related viewing. One example being, Autodesk Design Review 2008 fails to open a complex 89MB file, but opens it just fine, once hardware acceleration has been disabled.
Here are the steps to do so:
- Right click on your desktop and select "Properties"
- Select the "Settings" tab
- Choose the "Advanced" button
- Select the "Troubleshoot" tab
- Adjust the "Hardware Acceleration" slider to your liking
- This method works for all Windows Operating Systems and graphic boards.
I will provide another update when available.
Is it possible to create a preloader which loads on start-up in order to speed up the loading of files?
I would also suggest that there should be an option to "minimize to tray" in order to speed up the performance, which goes along with my previous comment.
Posted by: Kyle | May 29, 2007 at 06:30 PM
Further improvements to performance are high on our agenda and we are working to bring additional improvements to future releases. Please stay tuned and consider participating in the next DWF Beta program. An excellent forum to raise and discuss your opinion with fellow peers.
Posted by: Volker Joseph | May 29, 2007 at 08:21 PM
I need to rotate images (drawings) that come to me in PDF. I convert to DWF using DWF Print tool. I Can not rotate the drawing so that Design review is truly helpful. Suggestions anyone?????
Posted by: Jim Herrick | March 20, 2008 at 10:46 AM
Thank you for the feedback.
Rotate Sheet is functionality that is available only in ADR2009. ADR 2008 did not offer this feature.
We would like to look into this for you - can you please send me one of the affected files?
Posted by: Volker Joseph | March 20, 2008 at 10:59 AM