Looks like this issue has been forgotten… me included…
Unfortunately my client asked for some further modifications and all the issues relating to this solid returned with full force and than some.
Model is about 200 Megs so if I’d like to make it available to you where can I send it safely…?
Besides shading which takes around 14 minutes here there are some additional findings which might be of interest.
I will send you this solid with few sections disconnected from the main part. So not solid anymore.
To connect them back with the main segment, if I start <Join> command and than pick elements the entire sequence becomes painfully and I mean painfully slow
On the other hand preselecting parts and than clicking on <Join> makes command complete in only a few seconds.
After you join all parts into one solid try and shade it. Here I can go do my grocery shopping and by the time I’m back my part is just about to be shaded. And please compare to Rhino 5 performance. Mesh settings are all 0 except “Maximum distance edge to surface” .001
Having one solid in wireframe please untrim few portholes and than shade it again but this time don’t wait until it completes. Cancel it instead after a minute or so. Here when I did that, and I can repeat it although not every single time, I might as well and forget about saving this file. It’s not gonna happen. Rhino just getting stuck and the only way to stop it is from Windows Task Manager. In fact when I do this, after couple of bad experiences when the entire system become unstable I usually reboot my system to avoid any further complications.
To be honest it’s rather frightening when saving couple of hours of work become impossible…