Just installed this morning. Hating the raster file handling, it's worse. I just attached several, they don't display until a manipulation like level on/off, ras display is used.
Then a little text editing, once you complete a single edit text command reverts to Default Tool. Single Click set to Locked in preferences.
We're just getting started with this dog, guess I'll go back to keeping a list and filing service tickets when I have time.
Anyone else feel like an unpaid beta tester?
Also crashed once today, just shut down, no error, no nothin.
My general impression is that it feels a bit more responsive and I like the new V8i mode implementation. However I see Bentley have just posted a blog with opening times. It seems (If I read it correctly) that unless you have a massive data set then V8i is still faster. IMO Connect should be faster in all situations.
Duncan Macdonald said:unless you have a massive data set then V8i is still faster
This Bentley blog discusses the DGN file opening times. I've reproduced their table and added a column that shows the performance of CONNECT compared with V8i...
FO Time (in sec) CE
FO Time V8i (in sec)
CONNECT vs V8i (below 100% means slower)
Apparently, their conclusion is that we should all work with files greater than 800MB, because then we'll have a faster experience using CONNECT than with V8i! Most of us, most of the time, are working with files well below 800MB, so we're stuck with a slower experience.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
mwlong said:Their test is also performed using an Intel Xeon processor.
They did not mention what type of hard drive. I know that there have been quite of few of them using SSD drives. We are still on the old-fashioned physical drives.
Mainly because Connect will have support and V8i will be losing it and I would rather transition before that support ends, otherwise any issues will just be met with the response that the software is unsupported.
I just did some benchmarking of my own with 3 small Civil DGNs and i'm seeing very good session open times. This is with a simple workspace though (i7 laptop, SSD, 32Gb RAM, Win10)
7Mb DGN (2 Design Models - 4 Refs each)
v8i SS10 = 24s
CE U13 = 17s
3.2Mb DGN (2 Design Models - 2 Refs each)
v8i SS10 = 19s
1.4Mb (2 Design Models + 15 Drawing models)
v8i SS10 = 21s
CE 13 = 17s
CE U13 seems to have a constant 17 secs session open time regardless of file size for small files, while v8i varies depending on data set. Just my experiences so far, may be a very different case for other types of models and data combinations...
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That being said - SS10 seem to open slower than SS4 - an inherent CONNECT Licensing connection delay maybe?
The backstage in U13 does seem much faster and the change workset dialog is much more responsive.