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CAD / GIS boot comparison

This is an exercise in the same condition, to measure the time it takes to start a program from the click of the icon until the moment it is running.

the tortoise and the Hare For comparison purposes, I have used the one that starts in less time, and then an indication (rounded) of times in relation to this. It is not intended to draw conclusions, because my poor machine is very loaded with programs, but yes, they are all measured under equal conditions.

Windows XP Professional, Intel Core 2 Duo, with 2.19 Ghz and 1 GB of RAM.

Sure there are specific details that will justify the delay of some, but I leave it to your free will. They are left out of ArcGIS and TatukGIS that I would have wanted to include, but are not installed.


Time to start

Times slower boot

Manifold GIS 7x 8 seconds 1
Arc View 3.3 10 seconds 1.25 times
Microstation V8.5 12 seconds 1.5 times
Microstation Geographics V8.5 18 seconds 2 times
Microstation V8i 26 seconds 3 times
Google Earth 5.1 37 seconds 5 times
Quantum GIS 43 seconds 5 times
AutoCAD 2009 44 seconds 5 times
Bentley Map V8i 66 seconds 8 times
GvSIG 1.9 72 seconds 9 times
AutoDesk Civil 3D 2008 84 seconds 10 times


Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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