How do I improve performance in Illustrator? (MP)

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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.