Slow responding KeySCAPE drawing


You are working on a particularly large drawing and when adding or editing KeySCAPE content it is taking longer then usual to update.


As you add more graphical content to an AutoCAD drawing it will inevitably get slower. When working on particularly large and complex drawings, you may consider the following options to improve drawing performance:

  1. Delete or temporarily freeze (not turned off) the layer the schedule(s) is insert on, typically 4_Schedule for Softworks, because KeySCAPE schedules monitor and rebuild after every change made to the drawing, which will take longer the more complex the drawing and number of partial schedules being used
  2. Consider breaking the drawing into several smaller drawings
  3. Divide the drawing into sections and move KeySCAPE objects to appropriate layers that can be temporarily frozen (not turned off)

As you are working within an AutoCAD environment, the following should be considered to help drawing performance:

  1. PURGE the drawing to remove any unused content
  2. AUDIT the drawing to fix any errors
  3. Freeze (not turn off) unwanted layers
  4. Unload unnecessary or particularly complex external reference (x-ref) files, including images
  5. Avoid creating particularly complex hatch boundaries
  6. Minimise the use of memory intense, hatch types, such as gradient fills, AR-SAND and AR-CONC
  7. Reduce the amount of TrueType font-based text on the drawing or freeze (not turn off) these layers
  8. Reduce the number of layouts and/or layout viewports in the drawing