Text/Dimensions are Slow in Rhino 7

When I click on text or dimensions, it takes 2-3 seconds for the properties window to update. Same thing when I unselect the text. During this time I can’t do anything else… slows down my efficiency immensely. I tried making a new file with nothing in it except one text, same thing. I still have Rhino 6 installed and it is instant.

Using a new Dell XPS 17 (2020)

Thanks in advance.

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Hello - please run SystemInfo in Rhino and copy/paste the results here.

-Pascal

Rhino 7 SR1 2020-12-8 (Rhino 7, 7.1.20343.09491, Git hash:master @ 350b20978b4fcd75493212fbd3c4248983612f86)
License type: Commercial, build 2020-12-08
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10.0.19041 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 64Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [39% battery remaining]

Hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display: Intel® UHD Graphics (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 10-14-2020 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated graphics device with 3 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port
Primary OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q Design (NVidia) Memory: 6GB, Driver date: 9-23-2020 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 452.41
> Integrated acclerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Video pass-through to primary display device

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On

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: 9-23-2020
Driver Version: 27.21.14.5241
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 6 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.1.20343.9491
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\WebBrowser.rhp “WebBrowser”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoScript.rhp “RhinoScript”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoBonusTools.rhp “Rhino Bonus Tools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\IdleProcessor.rhp “IdleProcessor”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.1.20343.9491
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.1.20343.9491
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Alerter.rhp “Alerter”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.1.20343.9491
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.1.20343.9491
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

Hello - if I remember right, this has come up before and works fine if the Properties panel is not showing - is that the case for you?

-Pascal

Yes, that is the case for me.

Is there a solution that doesn’t include hiding the properties?

Hi Justin - Please see if getting the current SR2 release helps - I believe this was fixed.

-Pascal

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Hi Pascal,

Unfortunately I’m fully updated and it hasn’t solved this problem. Any other ideas?

Thank you

Hi Justin - I am not sure when that fix went in - I’d try this:
Open Options > Updates and Statistics page and set Update Frequecy to ‘Release Candidate’. Then click on ‘Check now’ - I am pretty sure that will get you a build with the fix - if not, then the fix needs to be refixed…

-Pascal

Just did it, installed the new build and still have the problem. :frowning:

OK - let me see what I can find. As I recall, we did not see this problem, only some users did so it might be hard to track down.

-Pascal

Weirdly I had the same issue in Rhino 6 on my old computer. I got a new computer and when I installed Rhino 6 I didn’t have the problem. Now I have it for Rhino 7.

@JVN - just in case - can you try TestToggleSpellCheckOnAnnotationText and restart Rhino? Does that make any difference?

-Pascal

Tried it. It was already off, but I tried it both ways to no avail.
Thanks

Hi @JVN,

Just some dumb questions, as your problem might be related to what I’m currently experiencing:

  • which font are you using?
  • does the lag duration gets correlated with the text length (the more lines of text you have, the longer the lag lasts)?
  • does your CPU shows anormal activity during the lag? Something like this:

EDIT: @pascal, you might to have a look at the following thread, as this issue still occurs on R7.3:

Hello - @jeffoulet thanks, I’ll see if I can get someone with a bigger brain than mine to look at this.

Here, I do get a lightly larger bump in the cpu graph selecting text than something else, but it is all very small - nothing at all like what you show.

@jeffoulet , @JVN - does it make any difference what font is in the selected text?

-Pascal

Hi @pascal, thanks for having a look at this.

What I’ve found out on my side so far:

TestToggleSpellCheckOnAnnotationText is disabled.

  • regardless the font, the text panel always requires 0,5-1 seconds to be displayed, when an annotation is selected as nothing was selected before. This makes the user experience really frustrating:


    Switching between objects is more fluid and work as expected:

  • by standard fonts (Arial, Times New Roman etc.), it seems to be no lag. By some other fonts families, the lag also does not seem to appear for the main font (let say Encode Sans), but is present for sub-types of that family (Encode Sans Light, Encode Sans Condensed…):

  • finally, the lag length is related to the number of lines in the text object. More lines = heavier lag:

There is definitely some nasty loop somewhere…

Here is the file: text_lag.3dm (84.4 KB)

And my SystemInfo:

Rhino 7 SR3 2021-1-26 (Rhino 7, 7.3.21026.13001, Git hash:master @     33003e99b55b3e99bc54b233a1b4cfd15b4a8ab2)
License type: Commercial, build 2021-01-26
License details: LAN Zoo Network Node

Windows 10.0.18363 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 32Gb)

Computer platform: DESKTOP 

Standard graphics configuration.
  Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (NVidia) Memory: 5GB, Driver date: 12-31-2020 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 461.09
    > Accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
        - Windows Main Display attached to adapter port #0
        - Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #1

OpenGL Settings
  Safe mode: Off
  Use accelerated hardware modes: On
  Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
  
  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: 12-31-2020
  Driver Version: 27.21.14.6109
  Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
  Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
  Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
  Total Video Memory: 5 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Karamba\License\Karamba3D_LicensePlugin_Rhino6.rhp	"Karamba3DLicense"	
  C:\Program Files\Geometry Gym\Rhino3d\BullAnt.rhp	"bullant"	1.4.4.0
 
Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp	"Commands"	7.3.21026.13001
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp	"Renderer Development Kit"	
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RPC.rhp	"RPC"	
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoLabsTools.rhp	"Rhino Labs Tools"	
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp	"Rhino Render"	7.3.21026.13001
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp	"Legacy Rhino Render"	
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp	"RDK_EtoUI"	7.3.21026.13001
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp	"Renderer Development Kit UI"	
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp	"Snapshots"	
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp	"RhinoCycles"	7.3.21026.13001
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp	"Toolbars"	7.3.21026.13001
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp	"3Dconnexion 3D Mouse"	
  C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp	"Displacement"
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@jeffoulet - thank you - this is exactly what we need.
Jeff, the fonts that are slow are not installed, here - are they, on your machine?

image

RH-62653 Text selection lags

Thanks for your patience and perseverance, y’all.

-Pascal

Yup, these fonts families are installed on my PC. See here for instance: Google Fonts
Each one comes with a bunch of ttf for each style:
image

Hi Jeff - thanks - here, if I install the fonts the lag goes away completely, so far.

-Pascal