How to Achieve Optimal Performance with Large Scale Projects

When working with a large scale project with numerous diagrams, there may be some performance difference. It is only natural as huge projects impose more demanding resource allocation. Fortunately, Visual Paradigm offers ways to gear up for better accommodation. Basically, there are 3 practices we would recommend:

  1. Close unused diagrams before closing the application
  2. Use hierarchy to organize objects (avoid a flat structure at root level)
  3. Modularize diagrams (avoid giant diagrams)

For details, please visit Performance tune up for your large project.

On the note of resource allocation, some tasks are more memory-intensive than others, such as document generation which needs to process most of the elements (if not all) within your project. The default memory size is set for popular computer configurations but can be increased to speed up the process when needed.

In order for your Visual Paradigm to increase the memory size, simply follow the steps below.

Configuration within the tools

If you are using Visual Paradigm later than version 10.0, please follow the steps below but if you are using an older version, please read the next section.

  1. Select Help > About from the toolbar.

    Open About dialog

    Open About dialog

  2. Open the Utilities tab.

    Open Utilities tab

    Open Utilities tab

  3. Choose a higher maximum memory in the Adjust Max Memory field.

    Adjust the Max Memory setting

    Adjust the Max Memory setting

  4. Click Close at the bottom-right corner. Restart the application for the changes to take effect.

    Close About dialog

    Close About dialog

Manual approach

  1. Shut down Visual Paradigm.
  2. Locate (or create if not exist) the vplauncher.vmoptions file under the following folder of your file system.
    • Windows: %appdata%\VisualParadigm
    • Linux: ~/.config/VisualParadigm
    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/VisualParadigm

    Create or edit vplauncher.vmoptions file

    Create or edit vplauncher.vmoptions file

  3. Edit the vplauncher.vmoptions file and adjust the Xmx setting.

    Modify Xmx setting in vmoptions file

    Modify Xmx setting in vmoptions file

  4. Save the file.

 

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