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Auto-update slowness

Mjules
Booster
ArchiCAD is too slow when working on complex architectural projects. The software updates anytime, and I have to wait up to 3 minutes for each update. Each change I make in the drawings corresponds to an update. Solving this issue may help Graphisoft find new clients in very competitive markets like Canada and USA for example.

Other important things are to make old tools like Morph, Curtain Wall, Column, Roof, etc. complete. There are too many incomplete tools in ArchiCAD, and this doesn't help during the architectural and urban design process.
Martin Luther Jules
AC 10-25 (Full)
Alienware | 64 GB RAM | Windows 10
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jl_lt
Contributor
Hi Mr Mjules, you can deactivate that annoying automatic updating and it definetely and significantly speeds things up.

Mjules
Booster
Jl_lt,

Surely? I would appreciate if you could tell me how to proceed to deactivate it. Is it through the work environment?
jl_lt wrote:
Hi Mr Mjules, you can deactivate that annoying automatic updating and it definetely and significantly speeds things up.
Martin Luther Jules
AC 10-25 (Full)
Alienware | 64 GB RAM | Windows 10

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Check out the "Update Auto-rebuild Model viewpoints continuously" checkbox in the "Model Rebuild Options" page of the "Work Environment" Dialog.
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Mjules
Booster
I just see the features that might help me deactivate it from the work environment. I will try it. I never paid attention to that.
jl_lt wrote:
Hi Mr Mjules, you can deactivate that annoying automatic updating and it definetely and significantly speeds things up.
Martin Luther Jules
AC 10-25 (Full)
Alienware | 64 GB RAM | Windows 10

Mjules
Booster
Many thanks, Laszlo. I appreciate the information!
LaszloNagy wrote:
Check out the "Update Auto-rebuild Model viewpoints continuously" checkbox in the "Model Rebuild Options" page of the "Work Environment" Dialog.
Martin Luther Jules
AC 10-25 (Full)
Alienware | 64 GB RAM | Windows 10

bouhmidage
Enthusiast
8 GB of RAM and without SSD, for AC 24, that's not sufficient,
i'm running AC 24 on a NVME 2.0 , 32 GB of RAM and 6 GB graphics, without any problems,
heavy projects with structural elements imported from tekla ( heavy file )
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, 32 GB RAM, RTX 3080 10 GB

Archicad 23

Windows 10 professional

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Nader Belal
Advisor
@Mjules

Just as @bouhmidage have said your PC specs are just too low, and for Windows reasons you need 32 GB, and preferabiliy 64.
A good friend of mine have once told me that I´m so brute that I´m capable of creating a GDL script capable of creating GDLs.

Mjules
Booster
Thanks you all for your posts!

I'm going to change my computers and look forward to seeing change in ArchiCAD performance.
Martin Luther Jules
AC 10-25 (Full)
Alienware | 64 GB RAM | Windows 10

rob2218
Newcomer
the "hangup" by deactivating the "auto update" is that heaven forbid you are in a crunch and just go to publish the PDF set....and notice your views are NOT updated.....yer screwed.

Also...auto-update keeps everything current.

I don't know why there's even the ability to NOT auto-update.
silly in my opinion. you ALWAYS want your views...ALL your views...updated at all times.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
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Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA!
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Archicad 22, Archicad 23
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Rob,

We are actually talking about the Auto-Rebuild of Tabs.
We are not talking about Auto-Update of Views placed on Layouts as Drawings.
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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
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2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, AC20-AC25
Loving Archicad since 1995

PVBergkrantz
Enthusiast
rob2218 wrote:
the "hangup" by deactivating the "auto update" is that heaven forbid you are in a crunch and just go to publish the PDF set....and notice your views are NOT updated.....yer screwed.

Also...auto-update keeps everything current.

I don't know why there's even the ability to NOT auto-update.
silly in my opinion. you ALWAYS want your views...ALL your views...updated at all times.
If you are working with layouting stuff on multiple pages with a couple of facades on each, jumping between pages, moving text, etc its a big pain to have auto update on. But there should be a third option, "auto update on publish".
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
My "Best Practice" is to use the Drawing Manager to check the status of all Drawings and update them as necessary before publishing. That way it can be guaranteed that they will all display the latest state of the project, even if they are set to "Manual Update".
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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
Get Archicad Tips at https://twitter.com/laszlonagy
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU, 48 GB RAM, NVidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, AC20-AC25
Loving Archicad since 1995

rob2218
Newcomer
LaszloNagy wrote:
Rob,

We are actually talking about the Auto-Rebuild of Tabs.
We are not talking about Auto-Update of Views placed on Layouts as Drawings.
Ok, I see...I get it. the "tabs" that you have open at the time of your work session. I get it. Still......don't have so many tabs "open"....just keep the floor plan tab, or ONE elevation tab or ONE 3d tab and that's it....why have 12 to 16 tabs open for "when" you need to jump into them.....dunno but I've always found that those 'tabs' that are at the top are a bit distracting. Sure..you may say they are convenient but they take up a lot of resource power from your machine.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS

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