I am designing an allotment plot. It will be packed to the brim with trees, shrubs etc. The problem is, it’s not even half full at the moment and very slow to load any new components. It doesn’t seem to have a problem orbiting once items are in place.
I recently purchased a new laptop, a Lenovo X1 Tablet 3rd Gen. I know it’s not the most powerful laptop (Windows 10 Pro, Graphics: Integrated Intel® HD 620, CPU: Intel Core i5* -8250U Processor 1.60GHz, SSD: 256GB (most of which is still unused)), but it’s better than my last one and that ran sketchup fine.
The model in question is here: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/239b2a08-31f8-48c5-b30b-0cf9db236cfd/Allotment-Design
I’ve done everything I can on the computer side to ensure I’m getting maximum performance i.e. cleared cache, keep internet browsers to minumum, stopped background processes, putting performance settings to max etc.
On the sketchup side of things, I followed tips from the Sketchup Essentials Youtube channel. i.e. changing style to default, unchecked profiles, copy components rather than build them individually, purged etc.
My file dropped from 62MB to 14MB, however it is still very laggy. I tried opening a detailed building larger than 14MB, and it seemed fine.
The whole purpose of me designing this on sketchup is infact to see where shadows are cast. But even after I turn off shadows and sun shading, it really struggles to add any new components.
So my question is this, is the problem:
A) My laptop is not powerful enough
B) Settings in my model are still not optimised
C) My components are too complex (Most are less than 0.5MB, a couple are 1-2MB, but no more than that)
Faces: 680, 910
Component instances: 7836
I don’t want to get a new laptop ideally. I currently have about 20 plants in the model, but could end up with up to 200. If I have to use simpler components, that’s fine, but what sort of specs should I be looking for with trees for example?
Thanks in advance!