This is so helpful, thank you!
I make my stage designs and model as I get along, so there is a lot of learning by doing… I started off with a simple introduction course, but after then I have just tried to find the solution to things when they appear. So sometimes this can lead to bad practises, I guess.
About copy/paste: I use “send to lay out”. When I am working in my document, I copy the first viewport and paste it to add another viewport. (And then I change the view.) This is actually how I learned to do it in my introduction course. This has always striked me as a little odd way of doing things. Does this cause the problem you are describing? In this one file, I also did another copy/paste, I copied one 2D element directly from an SU file into the LayoutFile, to save some time. I guess this is what causes the extra model reference. But the trouble with the file working slow started long before I pasted in this one element. (I will probably not do that shortcut again any way )
The other reason I can think of, is that I always save my documents directly to Dropbox. I have all my documents on Dropbox, so I can work on my office PC or on my Mac when I´m working out of office. I have downloaded dropbox on both machines, so the documents sync automatically to my local dropbox folder when I am online. This way I can work both online and offline, as long as I make sure that the dropbox is synced before I switch machine. This system has worked so fine for me the last few years. Do you think this causes any kind of problem?
I have sent only one chair to LayOut, to check the scale. This document is also saved the same way.
Test Chair.layout (994.1 KB)
About Raster vs Vector. I could probably work with the Raster for a while when I work with the document. But as I see it, it is impossible to render drawings like this in Raster. It really looks awful. Even though the line scale is set to 0,1 pt, the lines are too thick. I work with theatres, and they need the documents exported to pdf, and printed on paper. Raster simply does not work for this, is my experience.
EDIT: I am sorry, I just realised that it is better to reply to all posts at once, and not replying individually. I am new to this forum. Will surely do it the right way next time!