It looks like the performance problem is caused by the large number of tabs in this project. When we launched the interactive tabs feature, we took on some overhead for previewing tabs and making them editable. It looks like there are many circles in this project that are set up to use tabs (which is the default for an outline shape that goes all the way through).
When I select all (cmd/ctrl+A) and uncheck “Use Tabs,” Easel’s able to respond normally. You might then be able to selectively turn tabs back on just for the shapes that need them.
We’re going to look into improving the responsiveness with this many tabs. It’s not acceptable to us that this is happening.
I noticed this yesterday when importing lots of small designs with outlines. Performance was so bad I was getting the script wait or kill dialog.
As the design was an SVG from Inkscape I simply went back to Inkscape and recoloured everything 90% grey before importing into Easel. This then prevented the tabs from being generated and performance was much better. I could then fake the depths for a full cut if necessary but I’m lasering so not important.
As my designs are fills within outlines a blanket Ctrl + A doesn’t allow the option of selecting everything then turning off tabs.
It’s not really a problem overall and I’d still rather have the new tabs over the old. But yes performance is affected but I know Jeff will want a fix
Hi Jeff, sorry to write on a too old post, but it seems that this issue still happens, is there a way to improve the work with tabs? all my work need them and setting them one by one is such a time comsuming job that sometimes i quit to do it.