2010-07-01 05:50 AM
I understand that AutoCAD drawings (files) have very poor De-Dupe results. I have been told this is due to the fact that when you file save in the latest versions of AutoCAD the application scrambles and re-writes the entire file. This for obvious reasons murder’s De-Dupe.
I was told some time ago that this can be resolved by a patch from AutoCAD...
Has anyone looked into this and done it?
Thanks in advance
2010-08-13 07:08 PM
Thanks for pointing this out. It looks like the 2010 version of AutoCAD does not reorder the bits when files are saved. So the problem is likely resolved.
On a related note, NetApp had recently worked with Siemens PLM Software (PLM/CAD ISV), on deduplication testing. In tests performed using a Teamcenter data repository, we found that 57% of the storage space was recovered using NetApp deduplication. Please refer to the PDF document under "Top News" at the following siemens.com site: http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/partners/partnerSearchResults.cfm?action=company&companyId=0013000000L5NI6AAN