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Slow Performance in Layouts

jameshart
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Hi!

We are currently working on a large project with 7 buildings. Buildings are each modeled in separate teamwork files, and all views (floor plans, elevations, everything) are linked into a master document file. The Document File does not contain any 3D model geometry, only layouts, 17 independent details, and a couple of legends (independent worksheets.)

Most of the time this setup works nicely, however some days the document file suffers from really slow performance. On a slow performance day, immediately after every editing operation (paste, rotate, drag, change properties, etc) we see the spinning wheel for 3-6 seconds, which is not long but is certainly irritating after EVERY thing we try to do.

Today, while the Documents file was going slow, I checked ArchiCAD’s memory usage using Activity Monitor. I noticed that the Document File ArchiCAD was using 8GB of RAM while the two Building File ArchiCADs were using 403.6MB and 1.04GB. (This computer has 16GB installed.)

Does anyone have any ideas for speeding things up in the Document File? I’d really like to avoid splitting the document file up if possible.

I have already tried:
• Restarting ArchiCAD.
• Adjusting my 2D Graphic Hardware Acceleration (tried both off and full).
• Turning off Vectorial Hatching in the On-Screen Display Options.

Thanks in advance!
ArchiCAD 22 (6021 USA Full), 2.5 GHz Intel Xeon W iMac Pro, 64 GB RAM, MacOS 10.14, AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64
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Anonymous
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Just a hunch, but have you tried changing your auto save settings to maybe every 5 min instead of after every step. if you see the little bulldozer coming up at the bottom of the screen during that 3-6sec delay, that will be your problem. I have had the same issue with split projects that was fixed by doing this

jameshart
Newcomer
Steve wrote:
Just a hunch, but have you tried changing your auto save settings to maybe every 5 min instead of after every step. if you see the little bulldozer coming up at the bottom of the screen during that 3-6sec delay, that will be your problem. I have had the same issue with split projects that was fixed by doing this
Changing from "Ultra Safe" to "Safe" provided instant relief! Thanks Steve, you rock!
ArchiCAD 22 (6021 USA Full), 2.5 GHz Intel Xeon W iMac Pro, 64 GB RAM, MacOS 10.14, AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64

Anonymous
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Glad it worked

Matija Kuzman
Newcomer
Hi!
I have the same problem, I am working on small projects - individual houses, files are small, my computer is strong (32gb ram, 16 core processor, strong graphics..). I have no problems working on the project, only when I get to the layouts it starts to lag like crazy. It happens to all of my projects.
I have changed autosave to 5 min, doesnt really help.
What can I do, please help.

Thank you!
Matija

Minh Nguyen
Graphisoft Moderator
Graphisoft Moderator
Matija wrote:
Hi!
I have the same problem, I am working on small projects - individual houses, files are small, my computer is strong (32gb ram, 16 core processor, strong graphics..). I have no problems working on the project, only when I get to the layouts it starts to lag like crazy. It happens to all of my projects.
I have changed autosave to 5 min, doesnt really help.
What can I do, please help.

Thank you!
Matija
Hi Matija,

Thank you very much for the question and I am very sorry for the experience!
We have created a Help Center article regarding how to optimize your project performance: https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/knowledgebase/86882/

If the suggestions here don't help, I would like to ask for the file for further investigation. Please let me know if you need a secure place to upload the file!

Best regards,
Minh

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer
GRAPHISOFT

I would be happy to send you one of my files, to see if you would have the same problem.

How can we do it?

Sincerely, Matija

Dear Matija,

 

Thank you for your reply! I will send you a special link in Private Message, with which you can upload the file directly to our server.

Please let me know when it is ready!

 

Best regards,

Minh

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer
GRAPHISOFT

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