I recently upgraded from Sketchup 2016 Pro to 2017, and immediately noticed it’s running incredibly slow, even on a blank scene. It is using the NVidia card I have installed, and not any on-board graphics.
Briefly, my system specs:
Core I7 4770
NVidia GTX 770 Titan
My IT department also has something called a “Dameware Mirror Display Driver” installed for remote system access, but I doubt that’s responsible.
I noticed that if I delete the plugins directory for Sketchup 2017, it runs very smooth. As soon as I start adding plugins and toolbars back in, I can watch the processor usage go from 3% to nearly 100%, increasing as each plugin is added back. It appears that Sketchup 2017 is using processing power to run each and every toolbar. Sketchup 2016 does not have this problem, and I’ve had to revert back to 2016 since 2017 is unusable at this rate.
Is there a “Hide all toolbars” button or some way to get Sketchup to stop cranking out so much processing power just to show toolbars? It’s a bit annoying that I just put out so much money for an upgrade I can’t even use.
Please, before you tell me “stop using so many plugins”, I use all of them very heavily and am not going to close them all just to be able to use vanilla Sketchup. Plus, they work fine in 2016 so it’s a moot point.