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May 22, 2020

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I have just created a complex pattern. Whenever I apply it to any shapes or do anything to do with the pattern the turning colorful wheel (Apple) comes up and it takes about 15 seconds for the change to reflect. Please could you assist me! 

 

 

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Correct answer by Jeff Witchel, ACI | Adobe Community Professional

Save your file with a different name before trying anything.

If the vector art you used to create the Pattern has a lot of Paths and/or a lot of Anchor Points, Illustrator may be taking a lot of time to render anything containing your Pattern.

So you may want to recreate your Pattern using a simplified version of the original vector art. Try the following:

  1. Select your original vector art with your Selection tool. 
  2. Under the Object menu > go to Path > Simplify
  3. You could start to simplify, simply by draging the slider for number of point to the left (less points).
  4. Try making your Pattern again to see if everything gets faster.

Please let us know if this helps.

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Adobe Illustrator not responding on macOS

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I have just created a complex pattern. Whenever I apply it to any shapes or do anything to do with the pattern the turning colorful wheel (Apple) comes up and it takes about 15 seconds for the change to reflect. Please could you assist me! 

 

 

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Correct answer by Jeff Witchel, ACI | Adobe Community Professional

Save your file with a different name before trying anything.

If the vector art you used to create the Pattern has a lot of Paths and/or a lot of Anchor Points, Illustrator may be taking a lot of time to render anything containing your Pattern.

So you may want to recreate your Pattern using a simplified version of the original vector art. Try the following:

  1. Select your original vector art with your Selection tool. 
  2. Under the Object menu > go to Path > Simplify
  3. You could start to simplify, simply by draging the slider for number of point to the left (less points).
  4. Try making your Pattern again to see if everything gets faster.

Please let us know if this helps.

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From your description of the "beachball of death," I know you're on a Mac. What System? What year and model of computer? How much RAM? Also I wondering if there's any way you can simplify the initial vector objects used to make the Pattern? 

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Thank you for your reply. I have a MacBook Pro 2018 with only 8GB Memory and a 2,3 GHz processor. Could that be the problem? How can I make my vector pattern more simple and easier to me with? 

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Save your file with a different name before trying anything.

If the vector art you used to create the Pattern has a lot of Paths and/or a lot of Anchor Points, Illustrator may be taking a lot of time to render anything containing your Pattern.

So you may want to recreate your Pattern using a simplified version of the original vector art. Try the following:

  1. Select your original vector art with your Selection tool. 
  2. Under the Object menu > go to Path > Simplify
  3. You could start to simplify, simply by draging the slider for number of point to the left (less points).
  4. Try making your Pattern again to see if everything gets faster.

Please let us know if this helps.

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That made things much better! Thanks so much. 

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If an answer is correct, please mark it as correct, so people know the issue is solved.

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Hi there,

 

Glad to hear Jeff's suggestions worked for you. I'd additionally request upgrading memory to 16 GB, which is recommended memory for Adobe Illustrator installation. You may also check out more details about system requirements on help article https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/system-requirements.html

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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