I’m a SU user since v2.1 but recently I find SketchUp very slow at launch (I’m still using 2017 as all my needed plugins are working and not available in 2018).
The opening of the SU window itself is fast, but then it stops responding and the mouse icon shows its turning circle during around 5 minutes. it looks like SU is looking for some scripts to launch, or a web connection to activate a licence or whatelse…
Of course, I tried a complete reinstall. Naturally whith a fresh install, the loading time is very short, but SU is pretty useless with no scripts or plugins nowadays.
So I installed each script/plugin successively to check which one caused this slowdown, and eventually I got a loading time of 2 minutes (I got lost of Vray even if I have the license because it makes the loading time even longer and prefer using Thea instead). But after several launches the loading time exceeds again 5 minutes, without even installing/uninstalling any plugin.
I always used to think of SU as a fast loading app, as opposed to 3dsmax which is a real gas factory, and now SU is even slower to boot. I like to run two instances of SU to be able to copy/paste-in-place some elements between files. This again takes ages and sometimes it’s very frustrating.
Does anyone know if there’s a way to check the booting process of SU, a log that allows to identify the culprit?
Here’s my actual plugin setup:
CadFather (Max Coppoletta): JHS POWERBAR 2015 (Fixed for 2017)
Anton Synytsia: FixIt_101
Fredo6: Bezier Spline
Chris Fullmer: Center on Origin
Chris Fullmer: Scale and Rotate Multiple
Honoluludesktop: Component Edit Window (I don’t use it because opening a new SU instance takes ages)
Eneroth3: Eneroth Section Remover
Eneroth3: Eneroth Texture Positioning Tools
TIG: Fix Reversed Face Materials
Fredo6: JointPushPull Classic (old version)
TIG: Purge All
TIG: Random Delete
TIG: Random Select
SuforYou: S4U Align
SuforYou: S4U Slice
SuforYou: s4u Stair
SuforYou: S4U to Components
Confitex Architure: Select Components via Right Click
CadFather (Max Coppoletta): Soften/Unsoften
su advancedcameratools/dynamiccomponents/sandbox/trimble connect/webtextures
TIG: Originate Component Axes
TIG: Split Tools (Donuts and Sausage)
thomthom: Architect Tools
thomthom: Draw Boundingbox
thomthom: Edge Tools
thomthom: TT Library
thomthom: Material Replacer
thomthom: Component Replacer
thomthom: Scale Group Definition
thomthom: Select Curve
thomthom: Selection Toys
thomthom: Solid Inspector²
thomthom: 3D Text Editor
thomthom: Vertex Tools
Well, I reckon that I don’t use these plugins all the time but they are very handy to have when I need them.
I began with a smaller toolset but I ended with all these again soon.