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I am having an issue with viewports in VW 2018. Every time I open a file it has to update viewports. Additionally if I jump from one sheet to another it has to update viewports. When I go to the design layer it has to update even if I don't alter anything. Is there a way to limit the number of times the viewports need updating? It is killing my productivity having to update the viewports all the time. Also, it takes forever to update them. What would cause this? It is a 3D model and not that complex.

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I don't think you would want the viewports to autoupdate every time as this will slow down your workflow a lot since it can take some time to update. There is an option in the View menu to update all viewports which shortcuts doing it sheet by sheet.

 

If they are taken a long time to update then have a look at the rendering section in this post for settings to adjust. I usually downgrade the settings while working and then increase them before publishing so that workflow is quicker.

 

 

 

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On 12/20/2019 at 1:52 PM, LauraCB said:

I don't think you would want the viewports to autoupdate every time as this will slow down your workflow a lot since it can take some time to update. There is an option in the View menu to update all viewports which shortcuts doing it sheet by sheet.

 

If they are taken a long time to update then have a look at the rendering section in this post for settings to adjust. I usually downgrade the settings while working and then increase them before publishing so that workflow is quicker.

 

 

 

Right, but even if I navigate to another sheet layer then navigate back the viewports want to update even if I didn't change anything on the layer. It even has to update when I reopen the file. In some cases some elements aren't even visible when I arrive on the sheet layer making me have to update just to see what is in the viewport meaning I can't properly annotate until I update the viewport. It would be nice if the viewport visually kept what was in it until I am ready to do the update. I should mention that this happens only with 3D models and not flat 2D drawings. It just seems crazy that it takes so long to update the viewport there is no reason to have a final rendering in the viewport if it really is nly going to be seen in a PDF or printed on paper. All I want is for the viewport to render it so it looks like what I see when I work in 2D. I am inclined to think that it is something with the way VW renders the viewports. You can work all day in the design layer in Open GL without a stutter but rendering the viewport seems to tax it. I tried everything from that article but it really didn't speed anything up. It isn't as though my machine can't handle the load I am above the hardware specs for VW 2018.

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Something to check, which could be part of the problem, is that to make sure you have "Save viewport cache" selected in Document Preferences, under the File menu.

 

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1 hour ago, M5d said:

Something to check, which could be part of the problem, is that to make sure you have "Save viewport cache" selected in Document Preferences, under the File menu.

 

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Interesting, mine isn't ticked on. I will try and see if that makes any difference.

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