Brent Hyndman and SoftPlan Company,
Simply build a really, really, really large drawing and try it yourself.
As you read above, I am not the only one SoftPLan bogs down their machine.
I love SoftPlan and Tech Support is great; however in this situation I know the outcome.
I send file you tell me to bust it up in smaller files and the real problem is never addressed.
The clipboard is slow and bogs down the machine when copying from large files.
Not only is the clipboard slow, all large files bog machines down.
In a large SP detail drawing I can hover over a line for seconds before it will move or copy.
It's faster to do line drawings of details, sections and site plans from surveys in AutoCAD then import them back.
No one wants to hear this, BUT all AutoCAD users of SoftPlan know what I mean when I say:
AutoCAd doesn't bog down machine and files sizes are about a tenth of the size.
They have found a way to ignore items not on the screen.
I other words; as I zoom in on an area to work on, all other objects are ignored.
There are a few drawbacks with this but they do not outweigh a slow machine.
I have Adobe Creative Cloud Programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and More.
We're talking top of the line Photo and Video editing software.
They take awhile to load but then rock on once in use.
Nothing is worse than paying top dollar for a fast machine to only have it bogged down by one program, SoftPlan.
SP since 2012, AutoCAD since 1994
OS - Windows 10.0 Pro 64 Bit
CPU - AMD FX-8350 8-Core 4.01 GHz
MB - ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
RAM - 16GB DDR3 1866 MHZ
Graphics - ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 O4G Gaming OC Edition
3 - ASUS MX279H 27 Inch LED Monitors
3Dconnexion Wireless 3D SpaceMouse
Corsair K95 RGB Cherry MX Brown Keyboard