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Increase speed of SCIA Engineer

Details of Increase speed of SCIA Engineer

  • Module code ESA0046
  • Software
    • SCIA Engineer
  • FAQ topic

Below you can find some tips to increase the speed of working with SCIA Engineer and the speed of calculations in SCIA Engineer.

Exclude SCIA Engineer from the virus scan

It can happen that a virus scan decreases the speed of the program SCIA Engineer, especially during the analysis when a large number of temporary files are created. You should not turn it off completely (which can be dangerous!), but you can exclude specific programs from the scanning process. An example of how this can be solved is given below for a Symantec protection.

Configure the settings to exclude files, folders and processes:

Here you can add specific folders and subfolders of SCIA Engineer:

Tip: In some circumstances, files used during the calculation cannot be written or read by the solver. Therefore, it is advised to add also the Temp folder to these exceptions.

You can find the location of this temporary folder by going to Main menu > View > Global UI settings > tab Templates & directories:

As summary you can find all recommended folders and executables in following FAQ-page: Exceptions for antivirus

Exclude SCIA Engineer from Windows Search Indexing

In order to speed up the search process, the search indexing service scans through the files and folders on the Windows system and records information about them in an index file. However this also consumes resources of the system, so it is beneficial to exclude the search indexing for SCIA Engineer.

In the Control Panel, you can go to Indexing Options:

Here you can click Modify and deselect the same folders as were described in the previous point:

Remark: These tips do not only provide solutions for slow calculations, but they can also prevent crashes.

Design groups settings

Via Main menu > Libraries > Design groups settings you can change deactivate the option Regenerate automatically