Why does it take such a long time the first time I use “Make Component” after opening an existing model?
It can take several minutes for that simple task to complete, but all subsequent operations are pretty much instantaneous. Even when I do something very simple, such as making a 2D rectangle, selecting the four edges and face, and “Make Component” sits there for dozens of seconds, or minutes, thinking about it, before eventually completing. If I then delete that component and follow the exact same steps again, it does it fast, practically instantly, with no problem. As long as I don’t close the model or exit SketchUp, it carries on creating components at normal speed. It’s only the very first time I do that after opening an existing model, and it’s rather annoying.
Does anybody know what might be wrong here? Or have a work-around maybe?
I’m pretty sure it’s not related to the hardware or operating system, as I recently moved from an ancient dual core Win 7 32-bit system to a state-of-the-art 8-core Win 10 64-bit system with 16 GB RAM, and it’s pretty much the same on both: it just takes forever the first time I use “Make Component” after opening a file. That’s part of the reason I upgraded the system, hoping this operation would be much faster…
(There have been a couple of similar questions from other users in the past, but they have all been closed with no apparent solution… )