Show Grid is Killing Illustrator Performance

Community Beginner ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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I've seen this issue posted in a few different forums on the web and I recently have been having the same issue, as well as some of my team mates. When turning on "show grid" it slows illustrator to a complete halt. I can barely do anything and it's making my job nearly impossible to do. I have tested changing my view from GPU>CPU and back again to see if it helps with performace to no avail. I have also updated, uninstalled, and re-installed illustrator.

 

I am on macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (am not able to upgrade due to our work systems) and use the latest version. My coworker started having this issue when he updated from v24 to the newest version and now the old version is unavailable to install.

 

Please fix this issue. The only replies from Adobe I have been able to find are the standard tech support 101 (unplug, restart, reinstall, update) with replies of "We can't seem to recreate this issue." Well, we promise you, it's real and it's a problem.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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Have you tried prodesigntools?

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Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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We cannot access that site on our computers or download any programs that havent been requested through our service center. I work at a fortune 500 financial company and our security/firewalls are SUPER tight.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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Hi there,

 

Sorry about the trouble. I would request you to share a few more details like:

  • Are you using dots or lines for grids? Please check & confirm.

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  • Is the issue happening while working on a specific document? If yes, could you please share the document with us? You can upload it to the Creative Cloud (https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/share.html) and share the download link.
  • Where are you saving the files (Network Drive/ System HDD/ Shared Folder on System/ External HDD)?
  • A small video demonstrating the issue could be really helpful.

 

We are here to help. We just need more information.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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Hi Anshul,

 

The issue happens in any document, even a new blank one. I have tested dot and line grid set-ups, and useed CPU/GPU performance. The files are locally saved on my hard drive. I've also seen this issue posted in other places on adobe and in other forums. I'm not sure what is causing it, but it seems to be more than an isolated incident.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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Thanks for checking that. I have shared your feedback with the team. Would it be possible for you to share a small video demonstrating the issue? It would be really helpful as I am unable to replicate this on my Mac, and I totally understand the issue you and other users are facing.

 

Also, I would request you to try the following steps and let me know if it helps:

  • Try creating a new user account and check how is the performance
  • Rename the CEP folder to CEP.old from the following location:
    /Library/Application Support/Adobe
  • If that doesn't help, rename the UXP folder to UXP.old from the following location:
    /Library/Application Support/Adobe
    ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe
  • Clean install all Adobe Creative Cloud using the CC Cleaner tool and reinstall from the Creative Cloud Desktop app. (Manually search for Adobe file & folder in finder and delete them if any left after using the CC cleaner tool)

 

I will be looking forward to your response.

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini

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