Performance Enhancement - DWG File Opening Time

We at MicroStation are constantly working towards maintaining our efficiency, thus promising timely delivery. The measures taken to support the file open time for a .dwg format has substantially improved in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 13 in comparison to Update 12.

In this blog, you will find a basic study conducted to analyze the file open time for a DWG file in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 13 equated to Update 12. It is observed that Update 13 certainly shows positive results in opening the DWG file in fairly less time as compared to Update 12. Where the machine has multiple processors, the performance of the .dwg file open time has drastically improved.

Tests were conducted for multiple core processors. It was observed that MicroStation Update 13 achieves better statistics when run on a multiprocessor machine as compared to Update 12. The file opening time for a DWG file in Update 12 was trending at an average of 200 seconds and now with Update 13, it has been clocked at an average of 150 seconds which in return proves efficiency.

Following are the specifications that were used for the test.

We have made use of both MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 12 and Update 13 respectively.

Content

Description

Windows OS

Windows 10 Enterprise

Processor

Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1660 v3 @ 3.00GHz, 3001 Mhz (Megahertz), 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processor(s)

RAM

64 GB

Page File Size

9.50 GB

 

Graphic Card

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Chart Content: The chart below represents the various datasets used from multiple verticals showing the time required to open a DWG file in Update 12 and Update 13.

Datasets

UP 12

(in sec)

UP 13

(in sec)

% diff

File with Multiple ACIS Solids

25

20

-20.00

Civil Model

70

55

-21.43

Plant Model

110

105

-4.55

User Dataset 1

60

50

-16.67

User Dataset 2

135

100

-25.93

User Dataset 3

180

160

-11.11

These tests have been conducted multiple times and the average loading time was considered to obtain the graph below. The datasets used for the tests are from different verticals which help in gauging the performance. The objective of this study is to help our uses understand the difference in the .dwg file open time between MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 12 and Update 13.

Graph Content:

  • X Axis: Number of Elements
  • Y Axis: Time (In Seconds)

Fig 1: DWG File Open Time (Click on the image for a zoomed in view)

The general perspective of this graph is to show the overlapping results between MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 12 and Update 13. However, in the civil model dataset, the graph substantially increases in Update 13’s favor showing a difference of -21.43

These tests were performed specifically for time required to open a DWG File in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 12 and in Update 13. With improved changes in the current update, we have a lot more in store for the next Update. Incase if you want us to test any specific datasets that you are working with or wish to suggest scenarios that we can test for similar performance study, please feel free to comment or connect with us.