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I am working on a 90k square foot remodeling project for Veterans' and up until this point I have had zero issues or lag from my hardware or the Chief Software.
I recently imported over 375 3rd party 3D objects in order to accommodated the design requirements of the project. A majority of the objects are 2017 Sketchup (.skp) files from 3D Warehouse. Some of the objects can get very complex--such as entire Coffee shops, large 3d wall panels, large furniture groupings, and complex medical equipment. On some of the more complex and larger ones it took about 20-30 minutes to get the object to load into Chief.
My file size is currently just over 3 GB and growing --- which is something my system can handle. As of right now it feels like I am using a POS computer, and I am most definitely not ( (see specs below). Just about every operation (in Chief) is very slow and bogged down--I can still use the rest of my computer fine.
Have I overloaded the Chief Library / Software? If so, should I purge all unused objects until they are needed in order to improve performance? Is there something else that I can do?
I truly appreciate your help.
Ryzen Threadripper 1950x (16 cores)
64 GB 3200mhz Quad Channel Ram Corsair Dominator
Nvidia Quadro P4000
2x 512 GB Samsung 960 Pro M.2 SSD
256 Samsung 960 Evo M.2 SSD
2TB Samsung 960 Evo SSD
Corsair 115i Watercooler
Corsair HX1000i PSU
When I print to PDF using Chief's own internal print driver the file sizes are huge - usually around 10x the size of the ones I print using CutePDF. Chief's driver is better in some ways. I am getting light areas, usually in the center portion of a view, using CutePDF that Chief does not create. I hatch the upper cabinets using Chief's driver and sometimes some of the hatch will disappear - always random. CutePDF doesn't do this. Chief's PDF file sizes are almost prohibitive for me to send out to emails, outside engineering, print shops, lumber yards etc. I have a DSL line but it is still too sloooooow on uploads. Uploading to dropbox takes forever when Chief's PDFs are 40 to 50+ MB, which most of mine are lately. I normally don't include PDF's in my layouts; all plot line views and CAD details.
I searched the forum and did not find any solution offered to this dilemma. Has anyone found a "cure?"
If not, what PDF print software would you recommend I look at without spending a fortune? I don't want to spend $500 in this area.
Thanks in advance. Mike