Occasionally some users may experience speed issues with ArchiOffice. For example, it’s slow to launch or it appears to be sluggish in general. Most of the time these are resource issues that are easily resolved.
If your ArchiOffice installation appears to be running slow, here are four tips you can use to help insure optimum performance from your ArchiOffice installation.
Disable or Schedule Background Applications
Disable any non-essential applications or services that are running in the background. Avoid running programs that use significant amounts of processor or memory resources. Common culprits are disk intensive tasks such as antivirus and disk defragment applications and file services. If you cannot disable these programs, schedule them to run during off-peak hours (e.g., Midnight).
Add More Memory
ArchiOffice is a robust feature-rich application that requires considerable resources to run its best. The application will run sufficiently with 2GB of RAM but for optimum performance for a small office with 5 or less users, 4GB of RAM is recommended. For a larger operation with 10+ users simultaneously connecting to ArchiOffice, 8-16GB of memory is recommended.
Use a Dedicated Server
It may be tempting to install ArchiOffice on a server used by other applications to save resources, but, if your budget allows, it should run on its own server. Anything that pulls resources away from ArchiOffice can degrade its performance during peak hours. Small offices (e.g., 1-4 employees) can get away with using an unused or newly purchased computer workstation as a server. Larger offices should set up a proper dedicated server (i.e., Windows Server or Lion Server) to host ArchiOffice. Nothing else should run on this machine (i.e., no exchange server, file server services, etc.).
Delete Cache Folder
ArchiOffice creates a hidden cache folder (.Servoy) that can cause performance problems after updates – especially after upgrading from 2010. Deleting this folder from each client machine can drastically speed up launch time. See our knowledge base article (KB-573) for details on how to delete this folder.
Follow these tips and you should experience a significant boost in ArchiOffice’s performance.