I started a job with annotative objects. It was a good project to get familiar with annotative scaling. The files and references are small and simple. I have indexctl set to 3, xloadctl set to 2, fieldeval set to 28, references are overlaid not attached. The drawing sheets are painfully slow and they seem to crash almost as much as Civil 3D does. It is just basic autocad entities.
Should annotative scaling really bog down AutoCAD this much? Does anyone have any tips/sysvars i can set?
Along with the terrible performance, the requirement for constant annoresets, attsyncs and adding scales to objects (I have annoautoscale set to 4 but its not working) is making this simple task very unproductive.
My specs are ACAD2008, 4GB RAM, 2.3GHz Intel Centrino, NVIDIA 1GB card, 7200RPM hard drive.