Cartographic representations and slow drawing
I am using cartographic representations to symbolize roads which are a feature class in an SDE geodatabase. It takes an incredible amount of time to draw (several minutes to refresh). If I use symbol levels, the time to draw is prohibitively long. I recently converted a file geodatabase to SDE. This problem didn't exist in the file GDB. I am wondering if there is something to be done to lessen the draw time.
Thanks for your help.
Mapping Center Answer:
This sounds like an issue to bring to our Technical Support staff. We'll need more information to figure out what is going on, such as: is it in an Oracle, SQLServer, etc. DBMS? What version of ArcSDE? Is the geometry storage ST_GEOMETRY? Here's the first thing for you to check, though: Does the data have a spatial index? You can find out if you do have one and if it is the RIGHT one if you look at the properties of the feature class in ArcCatalog and review the information on the Indexes tab.
Here are some links that might help you to narrow down the problem if you want to do some investigating on your own:
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