Autodesk AutoCAD

Silver Peak Accelerates Any Version of AutoDesk AutoCAD

Don’t let distance interfere with distributed engineering and design teams. Silver Peak improves Autodesk AutoCAD performance by as much as 20X between locations. Models open faster, files transfer in less time, and program installations become easier with a Silver Peak-accelerated connection. With Silver Peak, your creative teams can be as effective between offices as they can within an office.

Autodesk AutoCAD is a leading 2D and 3D design package. While effective within the office, AutoCAD performance may degrade as designers and creative teams work across distance. Editing remote CAD files may prove impossible,  transferring files may take too long.

Adding more WAN bandwidth will not  solve problem. TCP performance degrades as delay increases regardless of bandwidth. Even when distance is nominal, delay across private networks services, such as MPLS, and particularly Internet virtual private networks (VPNs) may be longer than expected due to network congestion, routing policies, peering practices, and other factors. The fact that delay may interfere with AutoCAD on some routes and not others some of the time, only complicates troubleshooting and frustrates users. 

Silver Peak compensates for underlying network limitations, allowing IT to deliver a faster, more predictable AutoCAD experience over distance to any location every time. Customer and internal testing shows that with Silver Peak, AutoCAD files open 92 percent faster, models load 67 percent faster, and AutoCAD throughput improves by as much as 20X. Specifically, Silver Peak addresses the following network challenges:

  • Bandwidth – Silver Peak’s byte-level deduplication eliminates redundant data from being sent between locations. In fact, Silver Peak deduplication works with any enterprise application, even when application vendors change their protocols or file formats, such as Autodesk's DWG.
  • Latency – Silver Peak mitigates latency, enabling AutoCAD to operate more efficiently over distance. CIFS Acceleration includes CIFS read-ahead, CIFS write-behind, and CIFS metadata optimizations TCP Acceleration includes windows scaling, selective acknowledgements, and HighSpeed TCP. Latency is also reduced through packet coalescing, which re-packages multiple smaller packets into a single larger one, and through Dynamic Path Control, which selects the fastest path to a remote location.
  • Congestion – Silver Peak makes AutoCAD performance more predictable across congested WANs. Lost packets are reconstituted in real-time at the far end of a WAN link, avoiding delays that come with multiple round-trip retransmissions; out-of-order packets are resequenced, avoiding retransmission and processing delays that occur when packets arrive out-of-order. Extensive traffic shaping and quality of service (QoS) technique ensure applications always receive the necessary bandwidth regardless of the traffic load.

Silver Peak protects all AutoCAD data-in-flight between locations with an Accelerated IPSec virtual private network (VPN) and AES-256 encryption. Data-at-rest within the Silver Peak instance is also encrypted with AES. End-to-end encryption is provided by SSL/TLS.

Silver Peak offers the most scalable and cost-effective data acceleration software for connecting data centers, remote offices and the cloud. Download and deploy it yourself in just 20 minutes for free or contact us to see how Silver Peak can help your creative team.

Featured Products

  • VX WAN Optimization Software

    VX Virtual WAN Optimization Software

    Silver Peak VX WAN optimization software supports the full list of Silver Peak WAN optimization features. Use Silver Peak VX software to build a Silver Peak Unity WAN fabric for integrating your enterprise WAN, the Internet and the cloud, and to optimize every SaaS application.

  • NX WAN Optimization Appliances

    NX Appliances for Application Acceleration and Replication Acceleration

    Silver Peak NX WAN optimization appliances are the industry's highest-performance WAN optimization solutions, delivering three-times the WAN performance and capacity of the nearest competing products. Silver Peak Software for Life program means you can convert NX appliances to VX software at anytime for free.

  • Unity Architecture: Building an SD-WAN Fabric

    Silver Peak Unity is the premier solution for broadband and hybrid WANs.


  • Increase productivity by accelerating basic AutoCAD operations, saving organization hours each week.  
  • Improve revision control and eliminate errors in the final design by allowing easy access models on centralized servers.
  • Lower costs and hire the best talent regardless of location by consolidating AutoCAD servers into the data center.
  • Lower bandwidth charges by eliminating redundant data from the WAN.


  • Autodesk, Inc. is a world leader in 2D and 3D design and engineering software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD® software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software applications to help customers experience their ideas digitally before they are built. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to design, visualize and simulate their ideas to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation for competitive advantage.
  • Whether designing a new building or creating a concept car, Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) programs — such as AutoCad, Bentley ProjectWise, Civil3D, Revit, and Solidworks — are essential to the creative process. The productivity of engineering, architecture and design professionals often suffers, though, when loading drawings from remote servers or transferring CAD/CAM files between offices.
  • DWP Accelerates Data Mobility And App Performance Across Asia Pacific
  • Architecture design firm dwp has adopted a WAN optimisation system from Silver Peak to accelerate file transfers and reduce infrastructure costs by 80 percent. The platform, Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA), is now able to speed up transfers of AutoCAD-based files from days to minutes. According to dwp, it now takes only a few minutes to transfer 1 GB of data across the distributed enterprise, which includes 12 locations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. There was an urgent need for dwp to lower its operating expenditure (OPEX) costs, which soared dramatically due to an increase in bandwidth costs necessitated by poor network connectivity between its data centre located in Bangkok and the various branch offices. In addition, link costs and latency were the highest between Bahrain and Bangkok.