Searching layers is slow

There’s a noticeable lag when typing query in the search field in the layers panel. This search is a great feature, but it’s a bit annoying to wait 3 seconds each time for the results to appear (also a shortcut to access it would be useful)

Hi @Daniel_Krajnik,

How can I repeat this?

– Dale

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Sorry, you are right, I should have included more information. If there is any way to record rhino’s internals while this is happening, which I could forward to help replicate that please let me know.

Rhino 8 WIP so far on my machine has been noticeably slower in general in comparison to Rhino 7, so I think that this may be fixed just by switching to a faster computer. Sorry, not sure what may be causing it or how to “dump” more information from it.

how many layers/sublayers does your file have when it takes this long? Is it faster in other files?

I’ve counted 617 layers, most of them from linked blocks (layers style “reference”). Previously there were about 1.5 thousand layers and it was running much slower (or the latest Rhino 8 WIP improved it in some other way)

for a relatively small Architectural project, I’m having Revit imported layers and site / survey layers.
I’m currently having a total of 277 Layers in my model, my experience is below:
1- Best Case: Huge Lag when typing in the Layer’s search box.
2- Worst Case: keystrokes are directed to the command prompt instead of the Layer panel, see below:

System Info

Rhino 8 SR1 2023-10-31 (Rhino 8, 8.1.23304.10001, Git hash:master @ 00849e0909dc3cc92c425309d4f87320a4ef203f)
License type: Commercial, build 2023-10-31
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 11 (10.0.22631 SR0.0) or greater (Physical RAM: 1.3e+02Gb)
.NET Framework 4.8.9181.0

Computer platform: DESKTOP

Hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (NVidia) Memory: 8GB, Driver date: 10-26-2023 (M-D-Y).
> Accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display attached to adapter port #0
- Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #1
Primary OpenGL: NVIDIA A40 (NVidia) Memory: 48GB, Driver date: 10-26-2023 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 546.01
> Accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- There are no monitors attached to this device!

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 4.6 (primary GPU’s maximum)

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 10-26-2023
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 49140 MB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\V-Ray for Rhinoceros\V8\VRayForRhino.rhp “V-Ray for Rhino”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 8.1.23304.10001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoBonusTools.rhp “Rhino Bonus Tools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 8.1.23304.10001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 8.1.23304.10001
C:\Users\tayO\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\8.0\PanelingTools\2021.3.2.446\PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\MeshCommands.rhp “MeshCommands” 8.1.23304.10001
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C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 8.1.23304.10001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Grasshopper\GrasshopperPlugin.rhp “Grasshopper” 8.1.23304.10001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoCode\RhinoCodePlugin.rhp “RhinoCodePlugin” 8.1.23304.10001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\export_PDF.rhp “PDF Export” 8.1.23304.10001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 8.1.23304.10001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\SectionTools.rhp “SectionTools”