Recently ive been working on some large solid part (not assembly) files, around 150 - 200 MB, and it starts to wear me down ):
Every feature takes long time to rebuild (some feature take up to 50 min !!) and this is before filleting, you can see the rebuild times in the picture, and even minor changes can take a day of work.
Unfortunetly i cant upload the file or put any picture out of confidentiality but i can say that the product is a rattan style basket, obviously the pattern is the issue here.
I am working with freeze bar, ive set the image quallity setting to the minimum and unchecked "verification on rebuild", furthermore ive been working on a quarter basket then copy and rotate it to get a half basket and then again to get a complete product (mirror dont work with my pattern) .
if have some tips and tricks on how to work with large files that would be great, you can see the specs of my computer:
Windows 7 x64 bit OS, 3.3 GHz processor, 64 GB ram, NVIDIA Quadro M4000, 500 GB Hard drive