I have been using Sketchup to create models from topography and some of the files are very large, running into the 20-30 MB range. In the many of the processes, particularly Sandbox, it takes minutes and even hours to complete. I have found that if I try to rush it or go to another program, I get the “rotating blue wheel of death” resulting in the crash of Sketchup and the demise of whatever I am doing. Fortunately, Sketchup saves backups, so in most cases I lose a minimal amount of work.
My question to the group is, How do I avoid getting that annoying rotating blue wheel? Is it a Processor issue or a graphic card issue? I welcome any