I am trying to create a large honeycomb pattern and am experiencing extremely slow rebuild times. I need to create an approximately 0.1" honeycomb fill pattern over a 4" x 40" area with 0.040" between honeycombs. This is somewhere in the neighborhood of 16,000 honeycombs. I have tried using fill pattern, cut and linear pattern, sketch pattern and a single cut. Everywhere I try this if "Geometry pattern" is available I use it. I don't know what rebuild time is as I cancel the operation after 1+ hours.
My processor is a i7/3.4Ghz and I have 8Gb ram with a SSD and OS/Solidworks installed directly on the SSD for speed. When I watch resources I notice that Solidworks is only taking 12.5% of the CPU. With that said I don't think the issue is my system as much as it is the sheer number of surfaces. At some point the time to regenerate starts going up exponentially.
Does someone have some ideas/pointers/hacks for me on speeding this up?