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Matthias Sch.

2021: Device Builder takes long to show

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I really like the fact, that changes to "Devices DB" do not require a restart of VW any more 🙂 Thanks for that!

 

But now, it seems the Device Builder loads the file every time it is displayed.

I measured it a few times, and it always took about 3.5 to 4.5 seconds from clicking with the tool until the window is shown.

Since this is every time I used the tool, it get's a bit protracted when inserting lots of devices with this tool.

It looks like it loads and parses the list every time the window is shown. Maybe some kind of cache would be cool (based on file change timestamp)? Or a button to reload the files in ConnectCAD setting (like for connectors and signal types)?

 

No Test-File needed. Steps to reproduce:

- Open a new document based on ConnectCAD Metric template

- Select "Device Builder" tool

- Click at the document ... you see the delay then.

 

Tested on: Latest MacBook Pro 16", macOS 10.15.6, 8x 2.4G i9, 64GB RAM, VW2021 INTL.

Edited by Matthias Sch.

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Hello @Matthias Sch.,

 

This should happen only once in the VW session and then we should have cached device DB. What happens when you close the Device Builder the first time and then click to open it again? Does it still takes much time to load?

 

Best Regards,

Nikolay Zhelyazkov

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Hello @Nikolay Zhelyazkov,

Yes - It does this always, not only the first time.

Okay. Tested again: The initial one takes about 4-5s, and the others about 3-4.

And also when switching from Category "User-Defined" to "<All>".

If there is a cache after the first run, and I assume you do not reload the whole file when a category is changed, maybe it's the propagation of the "Make/Model" list?

Best regards

Matthias

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1 minute ago, Matthias Sch. said:

Hello @Nikolay Zhelyazkov,

Yes - It does this always, not only the first time.

Okay. Tested again: The initial one takes about 4-5s, and the others about 3-4.

And also when switching from Category "User-Defined" to "<All>".

If there is a cache after the first run, and I assume you do not reload the whole file when a category is changed, maybe it's the propagation of the "Make/Model" list?

Best regards

Matthias

 

Thanks for the feedback. I will look into this and let you know in here when there is progress.

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I have seen this as well with the same HW Spec. Really Annoying Please note it will take 10-20 seconds the first time for me then its quicker.

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Thanks Kevin and Matthias,

 

Just to let you know that we understand the problem and we are close to a fix. Thanks as ever for drawing our attention to this.

 

Conrad

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