Tag Archives: Performance

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Improve Drawing Performance

If you are struggling with marginal system resources and wrestling with a large drawing containing an abundance of hatched areas, Autodesk has provided yet another simple little performance trick to help us out. The system variable, HPQUICKPREVIEW,  controls the automatic preview … Continue reading

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Civil 3D Data Management

A common misconception is that Civil 3D does not require a project as did its predecessor, Land Desktop.  The fact is, you cannot take full advantage of key Civil 3D features without one.  Some of the terminology may have changed … Continue reading

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Disabling Map 3D Functions

If you are struggling with performance and/or stability in Civil 3D, and don’t often use Map 3D commands, disabling the Map 3D auto loading on startup may offer some quick relief. The following link, Disabling Map 3D Functions, is to … Continue reading

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Civil 3D and the 3GB Switch

One of the biggest struggles facing many Civil 3D users is simply meeting the minimum system requirements to operate the program.  The operating system reserves a certain amount of memory for itself and then allocates whatever is left to all open … Continue reading

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