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Does it usually take extremely long time to execute geoprocessing functions when working with big files?

Question asked by mi931610 on Jun 20, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 23, 2020 by NRajasekar-esristaff



I have been working with a DEM of size 35GB geotiff file of a watershed and have been experiencing extremely long processing times to execute different geoprocessing tools such as flow direction, accumulation, stream orders, and even conversion from raster to other formats. I am using ArcMap 10.4, 10.6, and Pro. Is it normal to experience so? If there is anything that I could do differently to solve the issue, please recommend and I will be very thankful.