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Cadalyst Updates Systems Benchmark Test for AutoCAD 2015

23 May, 2014 By: Art Liddle

The Cadalyst Systems Benchmark 2015 (C2015) is designed to test and compare the performance of systems running AutoCAD v2000-2015. Test files are available free for download.

What's New in C2015
We made the following adjustments to the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark (C2015). See the README_C2015.TXT file for further information about compatibility with older versions of AutoCAD.

  • Verified operation with AutoCAD 2015.
  • Fixed a problem with AutoCAD 2015’s new tab mode feature.
  • Added a new test option: System Check, for a quick check for Windows' "Not Responding" message.
  • Added additional choices for the number of test loops.
  • Renamed test drawings and files.

Important note: The actual test procedures were not modified from the previous benchmark version, C2102; test scores from C2015 can be compared against scores from C2012 — using the same version of AutoCAD.
 

How to Use the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark

The Cadalyst Systems Benchmark is designed for use with full, basic AutoCAD only. It is not intended for use and may not function properly with market-specific AutoCAD versions such as Architecture, Mechanical, or Civil 3D; AutoCAD LT; trial versions; international versions; etc.

The Total Index Score is calculated based on subindex scores for four areas of performance: 3D Graphics, 2D Graphics, Disk, and CPU. The 3D visualization portions of the benchmark are compatible with AutoCAD 2009 and later; the 2D portions of the test work with AutoCAD 2000 and later. The benchmark compares the test times of your current system with a set of base times and computes an index number. An index score of 135, for example, means your test system is 135 times faster than the base system for the functions tested.

Please review the README file in the accompanying download for full details and instructions for running the benchmark test and evaluating Total Index Scores. Remember, as is true for all benchmark tests, the Cadalyst Benchmark Test is merely a guide for measuring system performance.

For further information about the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark, see related posts on Cadalyst's CADspeed blog.

The original Cadalyst Systems Benchmark was released in 1996. All versions have been developed by Art Liddle, a former editor of Cadalyst magazine and now a physics teacher at Springfield High School in Springfield, Oregon.

- See more at: http://www.cadalyst.com/benchmark-test#sthash.JIufCPJo.dpuf

The Cadalyst Systems Benchmark 2015 (C2015) is designed to test and compare the performance of systems running AutoCAD v2000-2015. Test files are available free for download.

What's New in C2015
We made the following adjustments to the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark (C2015). See the README_C2015.TXT file for further information about compatibility with older versions of AutoCAD.

  • Verified operation with AutoCAD 2015.
  • Fixed a problem with AutoCAD 2015’s new tab mode feature.
  • Added a new test option: System Check, for a quick check for Windows' "Not Responding" message.
  • Added additional choices for the number of test loops.
  • Renamed test drawings and files.

Important note: The actual test procedures were not modified from the previous benchmark version, C2102; test scores from C2015 can be compared against scores from C2012 — using the same version of AutoCAD.
 

How to Use the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark

The Cadalyst Systems Benchmark is designed for use with full, basic AutoCAD only. It is not intended for use and may not function properly with market-specific AutoCAD versions such as Architecture, Mechanical, or Civil 3D; AutoCAD LT; trial versions; international versions; etc.

The Total Index Score is calculated based on subindex scores for four areas of performance: 3D Graphics, 2D Graphics, Disk, and CPU. The 3D visualization portions of the benchmark are compatible with AutoCAD 2009 and later; the 2D portions of the test work with AutoCAD 2000 and later. The benchmark compares the test times of your current system with a set of base times and computes an index number. An index score of 135, for example, means your test system is 135 times faster than the base system for the functions tested.

Please review the README file in the accompanying download for full details and instructions for running the benchmark test and evaluating Total Index Scores. Remember, as is true for all benchmark tests, the Cadalyst Benchmark Test is merely a guide for measuring system performance.

For further information about the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark, see related posts on Cadalyst's CADspeed blog.

The original Cadalyst Systems Benchmark was released in 1996. All versions have been developed by Art Liddle, a former editor of Cadalyst magazine and now a physics teacher at Springfield High School in Springfield, Oregon.

- See more at: http://www.cadalyst.com/benchmark-test#sthash.JIufCPJo.dpuf
Cadalyst has released an update of the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark, designed to test and compare the performance of systems running AutoCAD 2000–2012. Test files for c2012 are available free for download. - See more at: http://www.cadalyst.com/management/cadalyst-updates-systems-benchmark-test-autocad-2012-14021#sthash.1xNiKh58.dpuf
Cadalyst has released an update of the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark, designed to test and compare the performance of systems running AutoCAD 2000–2012. Test files for c2012 are available free for download. - See more at: http://www.cadalyst.com/management/cadalyst-updates-systems-benchmark-test-autocad-2012-14021#sthash.1xNiKh58.dpuf
Cadalyst has released an update of the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark, designed to test and compare the performance of systems running AutoCAD 2000–2012. Test files for c2012 are available free for download. - See more at: http://www.cadalyst.com/management/cadalyst-updates-systems-benchmark-test-autocad-2012-14021#sthash.1xNiKh58.dpuf

Cadalyst has released an update of the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark, designed to test and compare the performance of systems running AutoCAD 2000–2015. Test files for C2015 are available free for download.

What's New in C2015
The following adjustments are included in the latest version. Refer to the ReadMe file for full instructions and information.

  •     Fixed a problem with AutoCAD 2015’s new tab mode feature.
  •     Added a new test option: System Check, for a quick check for Windows' "Not Responding" message.
  •     Added additional choices for the number of test loops.
  •     Renamed test drawings and files.

Important note: The actual test procedures were not modified from the previous benchmark version, C2102; test scores from C2015 can be compared against scores from C2012 — using the same version of AutoCAD.

The Cadalyst Systems Benchmark is designed for use with full, basic AutoCAD only. It is not intended for use and may not function properly with market-specific AutoCAD versions such as Architecture, Mechanical, or Civil 3D; AutoCAD LT; trial versions; international versions; etc.

The test evaluates four areas of system performance: 3D Graphics, 2D Graphics, Disk, and CPU. It compares the test times of your current system with a set of base times and computes an index number. As is true for all benchmark tests, the Cadalyst Benchmark Test is merely a guide for measuring system performance. 

The original Cadalyst Systems Benchmark was released in 1996. All versions have been developed by Art Liddle, a former editor of Cadalyst magazine and now a physics teacher at Springfield High School in Springfield, Oregon.


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