Solid Edge Solid Edge performance is sluggish or slow on imported or translated file




After importing or translating a file into Solid Edge, the Solid Edge performance with the imported file is extremely sluggish and slow.


After importing or translating a file into Solid Edge you will have a blue circle "i" symbol displayed on each feature. This symbol means you need to run the Optimize command. 
Some of the downsides of non-optimized geometry include:
Window display performance 
  • Slow window updates such as zoom or fit 
  • View rotations may be slow and jerky. 
  • Abnormal display problems (Missing faces) 
Modeling problems
  • Problems adding or removing material (cuts/protrusions)
  • Direct modeling failures (unable to move face)
  • Crashes or abnormal finish to commands
Draft Drawing view creation or updates
  • Unable to create drawing, section, or detailed views
  • Crashes
  • Update view fails, hangs, or takes an abnormally long time to finish
What the Optimize command does:
"Increases the precision and quality of the model by simplifying B-Surface definitions, heal edges, and identifies and replaces blend like faces with a PS rolling ball blend."

From the Solid Edge Help documentation:
"You can use the Optimize command to increase the quality of the imported model by simplifying B-spline definitions and healing model edges. Even if the model does not contain faults, it is always good practice to run the Optimize command since it improves the precision and complexity in most imported models."
Therefore, taking the time to run the Optimze command on your imported data should help resolve sluggish or poor performance with the file in Solid Edge.

Hardware/Software Configuration

Platform: INTL64
OS: window
OS Version: 1064
Application: TRANSLATORS
Version: V110.0
Function: OTHER

Ref: 002-8002011

KB Article ID# PL8002011



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