[Samba] Samba & AutoCAd 2005

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Thu Jun 5 04:17:43 GMT 2008

Rahul Tidke wrote:
> Hello,
>   I have same setup here; all the CAD standards and profiles are 
> loaded in to AutoCAD using SAMBA shares, CAD project files are also 
> accessed from SAMBA shares. This generates very heavy traffic over 
> network and this is I/O bound operation; you should have sufficient 
> RAM at both server and client side. Your AutoCAD should be update with 
> all service packs and CAD fixes released by Autodesk. The problem you 
> are talking about should be related to AutoCAD or possibly some 
> network issues and not with SAMBA; as this happens when user executes 
> certain command.
>  Make sure that AutoCAD is configured properly in case you are using 
> some CAD standards/customizations and file paths should not be missing.
Interesting.  I had a complaint today about AutoCAD being slow to access 
files.  Once in a while users see very slow access when accessing files 
from the server.  Apparently this is particular to AutoCAD.

I am waiting on more information, so that's all I know at this point.


> Thank you.
> Rahul.
> Patrik Dufresne wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have some problem with a network that use Samba as the main 
>> FileServer. All client are Windows XP and are identical in almost 
>> every point of view.
>> User complain of several crash of AutoCad that happen during the day 
>> for no special reason. It usually happen when the user execute a 
>> command.
>> The problem it's self it's not really important, I just want to know 
>> if any body complain about similar problem with AutoCad+Samba. If 
>> it's not the case, I will not care about the server and take a 
>> further look to other network component.
>> Thanks for your help
>>    Patrik Dufresne

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