Illustrator 2021 running extremely slow, but just for certain files

Community Beginner ,
Nov 28, 2020

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I've tried working on the files on two different computers with different OSs, one being a macbook and the other and imac, they both are regularly freezing just nudging around elements of a design. Other designs both older and newer work totally fine and don't cause these problems. Any suggests for what to troubleshoot or adjust?

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  • Did you apply the update that was just released today?
  • If your View using GPU or CPU? You can change this at the top of the View menu. Try switching and see if there's any change.
  • In Illustrator's Preferences > Performance is "Real-Time Drawing and Editing" turned on or off? Try toggling this and seeing if it makes a difference.

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Yep, both computers have the newest update. I'm using GPU and real time drawing and editing is turned off.

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Try turning Real-Time Drawing and Editing on (I think it's actually really nice).


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Nov 30, 2020

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No, that didn't do anything. It's pretty odd. I have almost identical versions of these files where the only elements that are different are the content of a text frame and they work fine. It seems like something weird with the files that is causing illustrator to go slow.

 

The only work around that I had was just to recreate the design by pasting in place in various layers and moving on... It hasn't been an issue with anything else I'm working on.

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