How to improve Engineering Studio / Zenon Editor performance?
Currently we are developing a Zenon10 project with 860k+ tags.
As the project size and tag numbers increase, we are facing a problem with the Editor performance. Certain operations take several minutes and sometimes hours to complete. Obviously the operations in question are related to the variable module and archives.
For example, unchecking the "Write set value" checkbox for few variables (800 Modbus variables for example) takes several minutes to finish. Performing the same operation on more variables however (300k for example) takes hours to finish. Similar slow performance is observed when editing data structures, editing or deleting archives, and opening or closing Zenon Logic projects.
It is worth mentioning that some variable operations finish instantly, a good example is would be updating the measuring unit field or adding a Reaction Matrix to a data structure variable that is used by thousands of tags.
I am trying to solve this issue since it is having a serious effect on the project development.
I noticed that the system utilization is rather low while these operations are under way. For example: CPU is 12%, RAM is 40%, Disk is 0%. The Task manager shows the Engineering Studio process as "Not responding" until the operation is finished.
Is there a way to improve the performance of Zenon editor? allow it to utilize more system resources maybe?
I am open to any suggestions, this includes changing the operating system or even upgrading certain Hardware parts.
Development is 100% local on a capable machine
Zenon 10 build (92805)
Windows 10 (20H2)
CPU: 6 cores 12 threads, 3.7Ghz, 32MB L3 cache
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
This is a migrated post! Originally posted on 24.02.2022 by user Anas_FAISAL. Please be aware that information can be outdated.