Things that can slow performance in Civil 3D/AutoCAD

Last updated: 2020-10-26

There are many factors that contribute to overall system speed which can affect Civil 3D/AutoCAD performance.

  1. Hardware (CPU, hard drive, RAM, video card)
  2. Network (cable, switches, server)
  3. Operating system
  4. Software
  5. Files (number, size, objects within files, connections to other files)

The issues and solutions in this topic are not a complete list of every possible issue, but they give a good sampling of common issues and how to fix them.