Layout Performance tips

General discussion related to LayOut

Layout Performance tips

Postby congellous » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:09 am

Can anyone add just suggestions to make Layout quicker

1. Close the trays


Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby Dave R » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:45 pm

Keep your SketchUp models clean and organized.

Don't be sloppy in your work and don't let your models get out of control.

The other day I was sent a LayOut file by a user who complained that it was sluggish. The SketchUp model in it was huge. After I fixed the incorrect layer/tag usage, I purged unused stuff and got rid of over 100 unused components and about 250 unused materials. That helped improve performance in LayOut some. Then I set CleanUp3 running. After about 4 hours of running the extension estimated it was going to take another 186 hours to complete. I killed it at that point. It would have been faster to redo the model from scratch.

Of the SketchUp and LayOut files I get from other people, this sort of thing seems to be common.
Etaoin Shrdlu



G28 X0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0


User avatar
Dave R 
Global Moderator

Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby aikibrown » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:53 pm

IMHO, Depending on the size of your model, I've found that creating a LO file for each drawing, I. E. One Lo page per LO file gives fewer issues.

Having said that, LO2020 Pro performs very well now. Even with multiple pages and a 150MB model.

Genarally, keep SU models as light and as well organised as possible.

Premium Member
Premium Member

SketchUcation One-Liner Adverts

by Ad Machine » 5 minutes ago

Ad Machine 


Return to LayOut Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Visit our sponsors: