When re visiting a layout file created in 2017, using Sketchup/Layout 2017, opened in Layout version 21.1.278. I found several imported PDF’s failed to open, leaving broken references and voided windows in the document. Embedded Sketchup viewports are fine, as are Layout elements.
When replacing the imported files, Layout was slow to respond, unstable and crashed often. Tools functioned in lurching uncontrollable movements with long pauses between erratic jumps. Updating this file was slow, frustrating and wasted hours.
This makes me wonder how ephemeral the work we are creating in Sketchup/Layout is. On another project I am currently using 93 year old diazo blueprints to confirm as built conditions. Layout files for this project have not survived in useable condition for the start of construction.
Is something amiss, or is this progress?