Slow-loading Raster Images via Network Drive

Hello,

We are using Microstation Connect 10.17.01.62 to draw on top of aerial imagery. The design file we draw in called "Plan.dgn" is stored on a network drive. The imagery is stored in an ECW format on another network drive. To bring the imagery into Plan.dgn, we reference a separate design file called "Raster.dgn" which has all the ECWs attached via Raster Manager.

When using imagery loaded onto a local drive, pan/zoom operations are extremely fast - the imagery loads instantaneously. When the imagery is on a network drive, even on our 10 Gigabit network, it is slower to load when panning/zooming. This happens regardless of where the plan.dgn or raster.dgn is stored. There is only a difference when the location of the imagery itself is changed.

Is there a way to improve performance when the raster images are stored on a network drive? We have tried altering the cache settings, but the cache folder does not seem to populate when we use ECWs.

Workstation Info:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 21H2  Build: 19044.2486 Region: USA
  • CPU: Intel 10700K
  • RAM: 64 GB 2933 MHz (4 x 16GB)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA T-1000
  • Intel 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Network Operating System: Waiting to hear back from IT

Thank you,

Tyler