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I did some testing with the ArchiCAD CineRender and my COMODO firewall. Loopbacktraffic (intern 127.0.0.1) was allowed in COMODO but cinerender.exe tried, after a set number of actions (It never tried it when i left ArchiCAD 20 just running for itself without using it) in ArchiCAD, to establisch a connection to IP 220.127.116.11, belonging to Datapipe Inc. in New Jersey or Gogrid LLC Los Angeles if i can believe the public available IP finders. If i blocked the connection to this IP my ArchiCAD did freeze and i had to restart. The problem also appeared when cinerender.exe or overwatchserver.exe were disabled via Task Manager.
If anyone from the ArchiCAD staff could tell my why that is it would be very appreciated. I do not like my programs establishing unknown Connections to work without problems.
Further Troubleshooting of Performance and speed
1. HPET SETTINGS
I came across the following thread on the ArchiCAD talk forum:
where the setting of the hpet (High precision event timer) is mentioned to resolve sluggish performance with AMD Threadripper 1950X. I tried the same thing on my computer an post the results for further reference, running still on
ArchiCAD 20 build 6005, running on an D / AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 2,0 , 8 GB, Radeon HD 5870, Windows 7 x64, 256 GB Samsung SSD
HPET was enabled on my PC since it was off by default using .CMD: bcdedit /set useplatformclock true. Following was observable using a frames per second counter program:
2D Window in ArchiCAD had a performance of +1-2 fps in median
3D Window in ArchiCAD had a performance of -2fps in median
HPET was then again disabled via .CMD: bcdedit /set useplatformclock false. Following was observable using a frames per second counter program:
3D Window in ArchiCAD had a performance of +2fps in median
2D Window in ArchiCAD had a performance of -2fps in median
GZ Doom (3D Shooter) had a performance of +10fps in median
it had no effect on the setting of the hardwareacceleration except when HPET and the acceleration were both turned off. Then i experienced a somewhat more fluid 2D flow on zoomed out detail rich plans.
All in all for my system configuration HPET made no real difference if it was turned off/on, so i set it back to default off. This experience might differ with newer systems like Windows 10 as they handle the timer a bit different.
2. FURTHER MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS SETTINGS
I also allowed two more exceptions into my MSE.
First was allowing of the process overwatchserver.exe, but i did not experience improvement in performance.
Second was allowing exception for the data type pln.t.c (This is a file which is temporary created by ArchiCAD when it saves a file). When i am saving a ArchicCAD file now it is ultrafast. I have a 500 MB file which took ca. 5 seconds saving time on my system. Now it is done in about a half second. Any experinece from others about this would be appreciated.
Next i will try some exceptions with libraryelements, as several addons tend to slow down my ArchiCAD 20 (MEP to name one).
As before i recommend scanning the excepted files manually from time to time though, as you downgrade system security !
3. FURTHER RECOMMENDATIONS
BLOWING OUT MY COMPUTER CASE WITH COMPRESSED AIR
Well, should be done from time to time, did not do it for a year and after my fans got louder in recent times i did it again last weekend. Now the fans are much more silent again and i experienced a notable performance plus, also in ArchiCAD. I just want to Point out this possibility as this is a common problem.
Windows 7 allows in its energy Management Settings to be set on 3 postions which are:
- Maximum Performance,
- Energy saving
is default in Windows 7. Balanced tends to slow programs at a certain Point. I always run on Maximum Performance. But your pc is going to get hotter and the fans tend to get louder. I also Just want to point out this possibility.
Thank you for your feedback. So this does apparently not work only for MSE but also for a different antivirus program.
it is difficult for me to consider an advice without system Information. If you could provide me to them i maybe could find a solution. Also a chronological log with description what happened when would be useful. Does your ArchiCAD freezes for several minutes in the initial log ?
Cinerender phones out and i do not know to whom it phones. ArchiCAD stops working if i block this call. Further Evaluation needed. HPET settings had no noticeable effect on my system configuration. Allowing Overwatchserver.exe in MSE had no effect for me. Allowing temporary filetype pln.t.c in MSE did speed up saving significantly.
Please excuse any bad grammar. Any feedback is welcome.