Use of SketchUp on macbook air


#1

Hi guys
I started using SketchUp a few weeks ago on my MacBook air 2017.
In the beginning, everything went smoothly because the projects were small, but as I began filling my models more details and items from the 3D warehouse, things became slower and SketchUp gets stuck every once in a while.
So I wanted to know if there a maximum number of Faces fora model for MacBook Air? what is the max size of an item I can download from the warehouse without it slowing my performance?

Technical Specifications of the MacBook Air:
https://support.apple.com/kb/SP753?locale=en_US

Thanks for the help!


#2

There is no hard number. Performance depends in complicated ways on the model contents and the specific operations you perform. Also it is subjective what is too slow. Certainly a model with millions of edges and faces will bring your Mac to a crawl (it will kill even a more powerful model). I’d think you should be comfortable with a few hundred thousand, but as I said, it depends on the details.