Layout Performance tips

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Layout Performance tips

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

Can anyone add just suggestions to make Layout quicker


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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.
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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.
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Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby congellous » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:57 pm

I have a 12 page Layout document
The sketch up file is 37MB

It was starting to get sluggish and I'm on an i9 suped up machine

I thought it might be material patterns so I changed them for block colour and now can barely open it ?

I've added the offending page - Is it the fills ?
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Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby Dave R » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:11 pm

It's hard to say from just a PDF what is slowing it down. I would guess that most of the performance issue is coming from the SketchUp model and most likely from some overly detailed components. Have you purged unused stuff from the model? Have you stripped out unnecessary detail from the components? Especially components from the 3DWH?

What version of SketchUp/LayOut? What operating system? Please complete your profile with that info. What graphics card?
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Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby congellous » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:34 pm

Thing is the other pages from the same model render without issue
My computer is the new Alienware windows 10 and flies through Lumion
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Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby Dave R » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:42 pm

What from the model is displayed on the other pages?

Comparing LO to Lumion isn't all that useful.

What version of SketchUp and LayOut?
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Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby Charlie__V » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:32 am

Per Dave: “overly detailed components”
I think level of detail at current scale is excessive....IE: screws and hemmed metal detailing being shown......chairs could be simplified....
Having items like this either “lighter” in modeling detail or visibility controlled w/tags and reserved for display at larger scale/detail drawing(s).
IOW....try isolating them w/tags....turn off visibility and check for performance gain.

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Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby pbacot » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:33 pm

I don't know if you are doing this, but in LayOut itself use the lower quality settings and raster. Only use the higher settings needed for your output.
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Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby aikibrown » Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:45 pm

congellous wrote:I have a 12 page Layout document
The sketch up file is 37MB

It was starting to get sluggish and I'm on an i9 suped up machine

I thought it might be material patterns so I changed them for block colour and now can barely open it ?

I've added the offending page - Is it the fills ?



With regard to your machine spec, my experience is that having the latest all singing and dancing multi core processors adds little to performance when using SU. A good dedicated graphics card and plenty of Ram is where I saw improved performance. I recall reading somewhere that the SU coding can't utilise all of the processor's cores, hence the minimal improvement in performance in simply relying on processor speed. Im running a 7th Gen i7 laptop but upgraded the ram to 32GB. I also have a SSD which helps with speed in opening and saving files generally.

As to your model, the pdf example doesn't look over complicated, but its hard tocomment without seeing a Layout or SU file.
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Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby congellous » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:37 am

The model isn't really that big as it's mostly 2D info
No issues in Sketch up

Just takes an age to update model or issue in Layout

I can't change to raster as I need to output Vector DWG's as well
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Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby congellous » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:41 am

aikibrown wrote: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.



Yeah good idea can you PDF/DWG/issue all open layout files
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Re: Layout Performance tips

Postby congellous » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:12 pm

Hmm I just removed the colored filled that had a pattern as well and it's sped up
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