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    Summary: If you don't vote for this, you're not trying hard enough - AutoCAD's backend needs a serious update. It's easily bottlenecked from any hardware component. The software needs its efficiency improved on a dramatic level.

    Description: If you don't vote for this, you're not trying hard enough - AutoCAD's backend needs a serious update. It's easily bottlenecked from any hardware component. The software needs its efficiencies improved on a dramatic level.

    Almost every competitor software in the market is capable of using multithreading and RAM capping. Autodesk is far behind the curve in its potential operating potential. I think Autodesk is too concerned about pumping out quality of life features and not concerned enough about the modernization of their software foundation. Several modeling softwares and suites are capable of computing, modifying and rendering intensely complex features without a sweat, while Autodesk programs are crippled. Render speeds are atrociously slow compared to third party vendors.

    The amount of time that has been wasted to software seizes and crashes could be quantified. Imagine how much time has been wasted across the spectrum of Autodesk users.

    Product and Feature: AutoCAD Civil 3D - Other

    Submitted By: sebastien795355 on 01/09/2018


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    Upgrade Software Backend

    Summary: If you don't vote for this, you're not trying hard enough - AutoCAD's backend needs a serious update. It's easily bottlenecked from any hardware component. The software needs its efficiency improved on a dramatic level.

    Description: If you don't vote for this, you're not trying hard enough - AutoCAD's backend needs a serious update. It's easily bottlenecked from any hardware component. The software needs its efficiencies improved on a dramatic level.

    Almost every competitor software in the market is capable of using multithreading and RAM capping. Autodesk is far behind the curve in its operating potential. I think Autodesk is too concerned about pumping out quality of life features and not concerned enough about the modernization of their software foundation. Several modeling softwares and suites are capable of computing, modifying and rendering intensely complex features without a sweat, while Autodesk programs are crippled. Render speeds are atrociously slow compared to third party vendors.

    The amount of time that has been wasted to software seizes and crashes could be quantified. Imagine how much time has been wasted across the spectrum of Autodesk users.

    Product and Feature: AutoCAD Civil 3D - Other

    Submitted By: sebastien795355 on 01/09/2018


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    Some patience may be what's required, at least for rendering. Since Arnold is now under the Autodesk umbrella, I expect it will eventually replace RapidRT as the standard render engine for most of the platforms.

    HOWEVER, if much work is done on rendering for the AutoCAD platform I think there will be a minor revolt as there are far better products doing so. And most AutoCAD and vertical (e.g. Civil3D) product users aren't doing much if any rendering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgorsman View Post
    ... And most AutoCAD and vertical (e.g. Civil3D) product users aren't doing much if any rendering.
    Especially with the advent of InfraWorks; despite all of its glaring interop fails with native Civil 3D Objects, Labels, etc., it's still pretty simple to create eye-catching models that Clients & public can interact with, if not video clips & screenshots for demo purposes.
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    Although I agree completely with your sentiment, I can't vote for this. This is not a "serious update." It's completely different product.

    To make use of multiple processors, the Autocad database would have to be completely changed. It is a deliberately sequential database. The effect of this is that "simultaneous" processing of almost every activity (there are a few functions that can) is an impossibility. Here's what would have to happen:

    - The database would have to be redesigned.
    - The Autocad core programming would have to be thrown out and completely rewritten from the ground up. From scratch....
    - All AutoLISP (and its more recent variants) functionality would disappear and in the process much of the 3rd party software ability would be gone. AutoLISP goes hand in hand with sequential data organization. They belong with each other and only with each other. They are inseparable.

    As I said, I feel your pain. However, this is not merely a "serious update." What you are wishing for is an entirely new and different product that simply would not be anything like AutoCAD. It couldn't be. The AutoCAD products that we know, love and hate are anchored to their inherent inability to make use of a multi-processing environment.

    In reflection, this will probably some day be the demise of our beloved ACAD.

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