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Speed Issues

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when you're facing speed issues with Planswift. 


Planswift in it's current form is a 32 bit application, so it will have a limit of how much RAM it can actually use. Windows will cap PlanSwift at 2 gigs of RAM usage. Now when it starts to get close to it's cap, it can bog down, and it can crash out.  A couple of things can help with this: 


1.) Having at least 4 to 6 gigs of RAM, 4 gigs is the minimum we recommend.  


2) The more applications you have running along side PlanSwift, the more RAM that is being used, and the more likely you are to run into a situation where Planswift bogs down.  So shut down any unnecessary programs that may be running along side PlanSwift to minimize the RAM usage as much as possible. 


3) The more data you have inside of PlanSwift, the more RAM PlanSwift is going to use, so closing PlanSwift when you start to see it running slowly, should help to alleviate some of the slowness you're encountering.  


4) If you are working from a network location, the communication between PlanSwift and that network location will cause PlanSwift to slow down, you can move the file locally, work on the file, and then move it back, to alleviate speed issues. 


5) If PlanSwift is taking a long time to launch, or fully load when launching, you can go into your settings, select general, and uncheck the box for "Open the last job, when Planswift opens." this will help PlanSwift to launch a little bit quicker.  

One other option that you can attempt is to apply the 4 GB Patch to your software : 

**Planswift is a 32-bit software and therefore has some limitations in memory usage. This is a 3rd Party software that we have tested that works as a remedy for issues related.**

Patch requirements

4gb of ram available64 bit windows

This patch allows Planswift to use 4GB of ram.  It will help Planswift in completing large tasks like pulling in detailed pdf's.  It may help with speed performance in some cases.  

Download the 4GB patch from the bottom of this article.Make sure Planswift is closed, Run the patch.. Once it starts you should see a File Explorer window pop up like this:


Next, find and select the Planswift.exe file. The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\PlanSwift#  

Note: This may be a different path if you chose a custom path when you installed Planswift.

(If you are not sure where the Planswift.exe is, just follow these steps

 Open Planswift Go to the home tab Select New Job  Select Local as the New Job location and then you will be able to see the local storage path  Remove "\Data\Storages\Local\Jobs\"  from the path which will leave you with the path to your planswift.exe file)

Now, in the 4GB patch window browse to the Planswift.exe location and then select the Planswift.exe file (This might just say 'Planswift' but it will have the logo as shown below).

Then hit 'Open' at the bottom of the window and after a moment it will finish and give you the following message:

Note: If you get an error instead of the window you see below it means you either have Planswift Open still or you will need some one with admin permissions to install the patch for you. 

And then the process is complete. You will only need to do this once and then it will be patched until at any point you might re-install or update Planswift.