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Since I use the new components feature (I really love it!), the XD performance is going down with any new element I add or use in the design.
Now it has reached a point, where I can't do anything without crashing the whole programm. It even crashes, when I just want to save it offline.
I’m using a MacBook Pro 2018, 2,9 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i9, with 32 GB DDR4, and a Radeon Pro 560X 4GB graphic card.
That really should be enough for everything.
I’m working on a big app project with round about 150 screens that I have placed all on my canvas – together with my components collections.
At the moment I’m struggling with:
– File opening times of 2-5 min
– Auto save time (Cloud) of 1-5 min
– Crash of XD, now basically after any action
Working is unfortunately not possible that way!
The main problems (that all play together) are:
– Cloud auto-save, that makes working hell because of the long loading times
– Main components (e. g. the footer bar, header bar, accordions, that are on nearly any screen), including a lot of „inactive“ components, icons and setting, to be flexible in changing in the screens
– Repeat grid with large components are a direct XD crash, when I ungroup them
What makes it a little bit better (… but can't be the long term solution):
– Using a smaller window size for XD
– Working off-Cloud
– Using a separate file to group and build the screens and later paste them in the main layout (works until paste into the main file 😉 )
Is there anything else I can do be able to work again?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Are you using a lot of images that are high res?
No. Basicly I'm just using Vector files except some low res pictures.
Honestly not sure I know I have had a file with over 150 screens and it was working great. Do you have a ton of states within each component?
Yes. That's the problem. Since I'm using those, the performance went down massively.
Especially in design elements like the footer bar (which are basicly in any screen), I embeded a lot of Icons to be able to costumize them on the single screens.
My problem now is, that I even can't save the file offline, because the programm always crashes. 😞
Similar situation. Many layers for the same components and these components often inside other blocks of the interface.
Moreover, I have an issue with editing the names of the layers. Sometimes I simply cannot type anything and should relaunch the app.
For the record. Win 10. Adobe XD 22.214.171.124.
Maybe are there any recommendations for the number of artboards, components, elements, etc?
Same for me here. Many components, sub-components, states and around 50 screens, and the performance is worst every day. Worst problem = Auto-Save as soon as i touch something.
At the moment I’m struggling with:
– File opening times of 2-5 min
– Auto save time (Cloud) of +-5 min
- Always in saving mode
I'm lucky cause i didn't experience crashing yet.
Win 10. Adobe XD 126.96.36.199. No plugins used
We are sorry to hear you are having trouble using components in Adobe XD. In order to investigate more about the issue, we would request you to please generate the log files using this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/kb/cc-log-collector.html along with a sample XD file and upload it to a shared location such as Creative Cloud a. Once the files are generated, please share the url with me over a private message.
We will try our best to help.
Hi. I'm having A LOT of issues since the november big update. Where do I start? First of all: the development exporting with assets is no longer working, at all. I tried to: 1) update the link of a project that already exist - not working; 2) creating a new link and sharing with no assets first and them updating the link with assets option on - not working either; 3) creating a new project and copying just one or two artboards/screens and trying to share - NOT WORKING. This is really upseting me because I have a project in the running that, right now, don't have the assets shared because of these multiple bugs and issues. The developers have to ask me directly for the files and specs, what is really counter-productive.
Beside the exporting problem, the app is crashing A LOT. I'm working on something, them I get distracted for a moment and bang. Software crashed.
Also, i'm having multiple issues with the new component states. I just stop using them. I have a project that iniatially has around 80mb. After adding some components the file jumped to 500mb (!!) and them, some point, it just corrupted and I'm no longer able to even open it. THANK GOD I save a copy of it when the error message came up. Now I have like 10+ versions of the same project and some of them are just not opening at all.
So, I tried reach the Adobe Support online but the chat are not working. Well, I really like XD and my company already has Adobe Licenses so I would really aprecciate if this issues are fixed because, right now, XD is becoming an unusable tool.
We are sorry to hear you ran into so many issues with Adobe XD. We will try our best to help. Would you mind telling the OS & XD version of your machiine?
For immediate assistance, you may also get in touch with our support team using this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/contact.html so that our team can help you on real-time basis.
I'm using XD version 188.8.131.52 on Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 OS 18363.476.
Thanks for sharing the additional information. Would you mind updating XD to the latest version (25.1) and also check if you have any system updates available?
Let us know if that helps.
It didn't become any better after the update. For instance, one of my xd files, which size is 204mb, is loading several minutes and any changes take a noticble amount of time.
I am working on a XD Cloud Document that auto-saves all changes directly. The problem is that auto-saving takes a long time, and in the meantime I can't interact with XD at all. Moreover, XD freezes entirely. This means that, if I pause a little too long between edits, it starts blocking XD for 10-30 seconds. This happens with every edit that I make, so working with XD is becoming a slow and tedious process.
I updated XD this morning (25.3.12), with performance improvements for sync, which did not solve this particular problem. This problem already existed before 25.3.12.
For what it's worth, the document that I use contains components, and components inside components inside components (nested 3 levels deep). Those components have all states, and are reused on (almost) all of my artboards.
We understand it could be frustrating for you. The team is aware of the issue and is working on it to fix it. Would you mind generating the log files using this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/kb/cc-log-collector.html along with a sample file? You may upload the file to a shared location such as Creative Cloud app or Dropbox and share the url with me over a private message.
Hope it helps.
The ZXP is uploaded. I'll send you a PM with the name of the ZXP, and I'll share the cloud document privately with you. If a video would be helpful, I'll record it. It is pretty easy for me to reproduce. Below, I describe in advance what I experience while auto-save is happening.
So what happens, is that whenever I edit something in the Cloud Document, auto-save kicks in. While auto-save is saving, the entire XD window is hardly interactive. Actions that are being performed (typing text, move layers/components through keyboard shortcuts, transforming layers/components) will become extremely laggy until saving is over.
Can you please Adobe add a function to remove the autosave
Sorry that you're having trouble with Autosave. Would you mind sharing some more details, like, how it's impacting your workflow? Are there any specific issues which you're having due to Autosave?
We'd love to hear your feedback about it and see what best we can do to help you out.
It's a problem for me too.
I'm working with heavy files and some times when autosave started my Adobe XD freezed and dont't return.
When the coedit is abbled and the autosave started the application show me this Error 2143. After that i can't open my file again.
Same problem for co-edit, I work on Window with the last version of Adobe XD.
So... How i saied, i work with large/heavy files in adobe cloud and when i edit any element, the autosave start and Adobe XD Freeze and return only after file saved. All day, all changes in file, it is a boring stuff.
And have other problem.
The same scenario with co-edit enabled, after freezed the Adobe XD does not return and show the error 2143. So, with this error i have to return a older version from my files and losting my changes.
Autosave freezes XD and since it autosaves so often designing with XD becomes a very frustrating process.
This is basically what happens.
I open a master component and want to add a text field. XD decides to autosave, I'm still typing but nothing happens because everything freezes. I notice, I wait and want to resume typing but appearently the text field wasn't added properly. I switch to prototype mode and back. My text field is gone.
I add it again, hoping to start typing before autosave interferes ...
So true...still nothing was made to prevent it. Autosave is cool if project is relatively small and whole magic stuff works smooth. With heavy files with dozens artboards - everything slowing down or may corrupt file if we made too many actions before we realize that all freezed because of autosave. Specially if we undo/redo actions.
Versions control doesn't help. Ie. It loses all links attached/connected to the previous file.
We understand it could be frustrating. The team is working on it and you may see the improvements in the future releases of XD.
We're sorry for the inconvenience.