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Hello everyone,

 

I'm using affinity publisher to compile my architecture thesis project (full of drawings and pdf as you can imagine) but I just realized that it runs painfully slow. Is there any way to make it faster? 

 

I'm on a Lenovo P50, 16gb RAM, Intel Xeon E3-1505M and Nvidia Quadro M2000M (4gb VRAM) that doesn't seems to work while running affinity (strange, as in performance settings it shows up)

 

Thank you for your further replies.

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56 minutes ago, A.Limiti said:

I'm using affinity publisher to compile my architecture thesis project (full of drawings and pdf as you can imagine) but I just realized that it runs painfully slow. Is there any way to make it faster? 

How many pages do you have in your document, and how many linked files (approximately)? Are the linked files located on a local disk or on a remote disk (cloud, NAS, network share)?

Publisher might struggle already because of document containing plain text several hundred pages. Windows version has a limit for files that can be linked (= open) simultaneously and would probably show slowed operation when you come close to this limit. Sluggishness may also be caused becase of delays in accessing non-local files.

Very complex layout could also be one possible cause. 

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Hello @Lagarto,

 

Right now i have approximately 20 linked PDF files and just one embedded into. All files are located on a local disk (an ssd, the same in which is located the publisher file) and the layout is not very complicated. I'm working on A1 sheets so the canvas is pretty big, but still if I try to work on a completely new file the software is struggling and using around 98% of my RAM (16GB). Since a few days ago it didn't seem to be that bad so I'm guessing if there have been updates from affinity as far as I didn't receive any GPU or system update. 

 

Other question is why the GPU is put aside and not used by the software.

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17 minutes ago, A.Limiti said:

Other question is why the GPU is put aside and not used by the software.

What do you have specified as the renderer under Preferences > Performance?

19 minutes ago, A.Limiti said:

if there have been updates from affinity

Not that I know of.These kinds of issues are old, though. The kind of job you describe (even if using a large sheet) with only 20 or so files does not sound like one that should trigger this behavior. But there is something wrong with the memory management in Affinity apps, and this behavior (total memory and CPU time hogging) happens whenever something "huge" is done: having several hundreds of mere text pages, opening and processing a very large single bitmap, having a few hundred linked files... Just a couple of minutes ago placing about 50 camera jPGs on one page to see if can get GPU percentage up with some mass operation with images: the app just crashed after having increased the CPU and Memory usage steadily for a while. I'll try to reproduce this with a large sheet. 

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10 minutes ago, Lagarto said:

What do you have specified as the renderer under Preferences > Performance?

I just reduced the amount of ram used from 17000MB to 13000MB (to leave a small amount for the system to run smoothly). 

These are the settings I used trying to reach a smoother workflow. "Più vicino" stands for "Closer", is not the Bilinear option.

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It does not seem that there is anything wrong with these settings. I assume that you have experienced problems before and after changing these settings.

Can't you see any GPU usage in Task Manager when using Affinity apps? As far as I know GPU is use more for general rendering rather than e.g. brush work in apps like Photo but I can see it be used also in Publisher whenever there is need to render anything on screen so it should certainly benefit the kind of a job you're doing.  

What seems really odd is that you see 98% RAM usage also with a new job -- when you say an A1 sheet do you mean that only one sheet (with about 20 or so PDF links)? Is there any common factor between different jobs where you can experience (e.g., common linked file)? 

 

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Hi A.limiti,

Welcome to the forums :)

Are you still having problems with Poor performance in Publisher?

Thanks

C


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