Layout bogged down

Just upgraded to Pro 2021 and for some reason, Layout is completely clogged up and just spinning its beach ball for me.

I only have 4 pages and only two scenes that are raster renders and none that are hybrid.

Would someone be willing to look at these files and let me know if there is something I am missing that would fix this?

Files are here:

I expect one of the issues is the excessive detail in components like the pickup truck. There’s a lot of geometry there that your computer needs to process when LayOut is rendering. You could simplify it considerably which ought to help. Or replace it with a lower-poly component.

I noticed a little bit of incorrect tag usage.
Screenshot - 2_5_2024 , 8_27_52 AM
And some unused stuff to purge.
Screenshot - 2_5_2024 , 8_28_22 AM

Why are you only updating to SketchUp 2021 now? As of January 31, the 3D Warehouse doesn’t support that version anymore.

FWIW, I’m not seeing any significant delay in updating the viewports in your file on my PC with LO2023.

Thank you so much. I could update to Skp 23. Would that help?

Thank you for all the tips. I will do all that and see it it helps. Could you tell me what the incorrect tag usage is?

It wouldn’t hurt.

All edges and faces should be created and remain untagged. Only groups and components should get tags. Probably the incorrect tag usage in your model came in with something you collected from the 3D Warehouse.

FWIW, I deleted the pickup truck component and purged unused again.
Screenshot - 2_5_2024 , 8_42_37 AM
File size was reduced forom your 22.8Mb to only 9.39Mb. That truck is more than half your file size. Is it worth that?

Thank you !! I did not realize that I could not use the “untagged” tag (that is new from v18 so I am still getting up to speed on that). I will have to dig into my objects and assign those to another layer.

All these steps should solve the issue.

I really appreciate the help!!! thank you thank you!

That’s not what I was getting at. In SketchUp 2018 all edges and faces were to be created and remain with Layer 0 assigned to them. It’s the same with tags. Mainly just a name change although there are additional features with tags that layers didn’t have. The key is that Untagged should remain active at all times, all geometry should remain untagged and only the groups and components in the model should be given tags.

Got it - thanks!!!

You’re welcome.

Here’s the 2023 version of your LayOut file after removing your “expensive” truck and purging unused stuff.
Test - Design 6 LO purged.layout (15.2 MB)

Thank you!