How do I improve performance in Illustrator?

If you're experiencing slower performance in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 and newer when working with MAPublisher and map data, it could be the cause of two settings in Illustrator Preferences:

  1. Automatically Save Recovery Data
  2. ​GPU Performance

Disabling these options will improve performance.
To turn off Automatically Save Recovery Data, go to Illustrator Preferences > File Handling & Clipboard. Under the Data Recovery section, uncheck the Automatically Save Recovery Data Every check box.



To turn off GPU Performance, go to Illustrator Preferences > GPU Performance and uncheck the GPU Performance check box.



We have noticed that disabling the Data Recovery setting improves performance more than disabling the GPU Performance setting.