ArcMAP 10.5 Slow Performance

Discussion created by TerryA on Feb 19, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2020 by andrescastillo08

Hello All,


We have just updated from ArcGIS 10.3 to ArcGIS 10.5.

Suffering from very slow performance in ArcMAP now with certain things.  I've completely re-made MXD's from scratch under 10.5 that I had under 10.3 to remove possible changeover issues.


When I simply tick on/off layers it takes a long time (1 minute or more) to update the display or give me control of ArcMap back.


When I save edits - long time to do that (2 minutes or more) 


When I change a layer from editable to not editable - long time (1 minute) to do that.


I'd have maybe 10 layers in the MXD with JPEG 2000 aerial photo loaded in - but not displayed. 


Arc Catalog displays layers quickly - as you'd expect.   Loading one or 2 layers into ArcMAP also seems ok.  But more than that *really* seems to slow it down.  I never had extremely slow responses like this under 10.3.


We're putting in a support call but just wondering if anyone else has noticed this - and might know what the cause is.   Data sits in SQL 2012 with ARCSDE.