A 2 Gb SketchUp file is huge. It’s going to take LayOut a while to render. Especially if rendering in Vector or Hybrid.
Perhaps your SketchUp model could do with some clean up. Go to Model Info>Statistics and click on Purge. Maybe you could organize your model better using layers to allow you to turn off groups and components that aren’t visible in the scenes.
Have you imported a lot of things from the 3D warehouse? If so, be aware most of them are grossly over detailed and should be radically simplified before you use them as details in a larger overall model.
I finally found a component from the Warehouse which had an overload of details, a reconstruction reduced it’s filesize from 4,4 Mb to 159 Kb . the component was repeated 30 times so it figures, sort off.
I purge regularly, and this time I remembered to use ThomThoms CleanUp v3, but it wasn’t before redrawing the “bad” component, purge, repurge and save a lot off times before Layout stopped choking. What a weekend!
Happy to hear you got it to work.It’s a good idea to thoroughly check components you get from the Warehouse before adding them to your models. I think the best thing to do is download them into a separate file, Check them out and do any cleanup there.
I was going to ask whether the statistics he showed in the first post were taken with the “show nested components” box enabled. With heavy components, it might multiply the edge/face count shown. Using components reduces file size, but when the file is open, SketchUp still has to deal with every single face and edge.