I have completed editing a large score for full orchestra which consists of one piece of mine followed by six other movements by another composer. At 15MB, it’s a very large Dorico project! I offered to do the editing because I wanted to use (and show others that we can use) flows to organize the music. This was a very good decision on many counts and I am thrilled with the results and the ease with which it was accomplished. However, while the file itself did not trigger any speed issues in terms of normal note entering and editing (with attachment lines turned off), there were several slow-downs in engrave and setup modes which I did not notice on smaller files.
As the show in question will have numbers where orchestra is tacet, I created a couple of tacet master pages. This was done after all files had been imported and reviewed from music xml files provide by the composer (my piece was done on Dorico from scratch). Since the music was basically “done” at that point, the file was already very large and creating a new master page was exceedingly slow. Every time a frame was added or modified, I had to wait a good minute before it drew. If the new page was “based” on another master page, it would take considerably longer than that.
Deleting a master page was very slow also.
Deleting a layout was remarkably slow, as was deleting players.
Changing space size, even on a part, on a system or frame break took several minutes
On the other hand, engrave mode work on the pages themselves, resizing frames, inserting breaks, inserting master page changes etc … was as fast as ever.
I’ll be very glad to share the file with the team, as it is a bit of a monster and could help uncovering things.
A couple of unrelated issues:
With orchestra, after using “hide staves” there are occasional system to system collisions/overlaps.
I noticed recently that ornaments have a property in engrave modes which reads “inside slurs, tuplets and octave lines”. It would be great to make this available for playing techniques; for natural harmonics alone, it would be a godsend!