I am editing some electrical feature classes that have up to 5000 features . When I add the feature classes to a mxd and hit start editing it takes 3 or 4 minutes to start. When I scroll in the attribute tables it will freeze up for a couple of minutes no matter how slow I scroll.
Also I cannot highlight to many features because it freezes up. I have tried all kinds of tips and tricks on the web and nothing is working.
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5000 features isn't that many, so I doubt that alone is the problem. What type of features are they? For example, are they polygons with a billion vertices each? Also, you say you add the feature classes. How many feature classes? How many attributes are in the freezing attribute table?
I have electrical points and lines. I have 3 or 4 point feature classes that have less than 1000 features each with 30 attribute fields and same with lines except there are 5000 features each. The bigger the number the more problems I have or freezing up. Plus when I start the editing session it takes 4 minutes to start
Possible map problems:
- try a fresh mxd
- try deleting Normal.mxt
Possible data problems:
- try exporting feature classes to fresh FGDB or shapefile - are these GDB feature classes, shapefiles, or other?
- are the feature classes participating in a network or otherwise doing something non-standard?
- does this type of lag occur with other feature classes?
- do the feature classes reside on your machine?
Basically, as you've described them, the feature classes sound pretty standard so I suspect there is something more systematic going on. At the very least, you should be able to start a new mxd, add one of the feature classes, and edit it with no problem.
I put all the data into a file GDB. It a lot faster! A question others are asking is there a problem if I work in a file GDB transfer it to a personal GDB. Is it compatible both ways without corrupting any data etc...?
It doesn't seem like it to me.