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    Default Design Review appears to be slow to open when compared with DWF Viewer

    I just installed the free Design Review software.

    I have noticed that the newly installed software increases the
    time it takes to open a dwf file. That said, if all the user needs to
    do is open a dwf file for printing, I would not install Design Review.
    DWF viewer works for printing purposes.

    For any cad associate or drawing checker, the software is very beneficial.

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    Default Re: Design Review appears to be slow to open when compared with DWF Viewer

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.Hall
    I just installed the free Design Review software.

    I have noticed that the newly installed software increases the
    time it takes to open a dwf file. That said, if all the user needs to
    do is open a dwf file for printing, I would not install Design Review.
    DWF viewer works for printing purposes.

    For any cad associate or drawing checker, the software is very beneficial.
    How significant is this increase? Is it a noticeable increase or one that a user could live with?
    If you have a technical question, please find the appropriate forum and ask it there.
    You will get a quicker response from your fellow AUGI members than if you sent it to me via a PM or email.
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    Default Re: Design Review appears to be slow to open when compared with DWF Viewer

    Performance enhancements are a feature of Nile - the project to bring you Autodesk Design Review 2008.

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    Default Re: Design Review appears to be slow to open when compared with DWF Viewer

    Quote Originally Posted by Opie
    How significant is this increase? Is it a noticeable increase or one that a user could live with?
    I find the user has to wait for a file to load.
    DWF viewer jumps straight into the file.

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    Default Re: Design Review appears to be slow to open when compared with DWF Viewer

    There is definitely a difference when using a pen tablet to annotate a DWF. The cursor cannot keep up with the pen. DWF composer works fine, however.

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    Default Re: Design Review appears to be slow to open when compared with DWF Viewer

    I've found the slowness as well but have learned to live with it. I have also had 3 occasions where the Design Review software abruptly exited and generated an error report. All 3 times, I was copying and pasting existing callouts from one sheet to another, error occurred when pasting to a newly added sheet.

    Never had that experience with DWF Composer.

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