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By papsphilip
Archicad is lagging a lot on a recent project which is not that big. i checked the task manager and the only thing that seems to be working really hard is the ethernet connection. i guess Archicad is trying to read something from our server?
other than that, its using 2gb of ram and the cpu or gpu is not stressed at all.
The only thing i can think of that is producing this lag are two or three models that were imported so the polygon count might be a bit high? the models are not complicated..

its really annoying though because every 3d software out there is capable of handling millions of polygons but when you import 3 chairs or tables in Archicad its starting to lag.
i dont know if i have a question, but maybe someone can explain this lag
By vortextheory
i had a similar problem, with a problem object,
it was suggested to me to convet imported objects to morphs. At the time I didnt get a chance to try the fix, I just deleted the object.
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By LaszloNagy
Very high number of polygons can definitely cause slowness so that is one area worth looking into more thoroughly. You should use the Polycount Tool to figure out the exact number of polygons:

It is part of the Goodies package which can be downloaded from here: