How to increase Designer performance

Here are some recommendations on how to increase Designer performance.
- Use a sample data file that has 1 occurrence of each record and field and is relatively small.  Designing with large data files uses memory which may decrease performance.  Larger data files should be tested in batch processing, not in the Designer.
- The Designer Release notes lists the hardware requirements.  Use the most hardware resources when possible.
- Not selecting the Designer menu Tools > Designer Preferences > "Empty Local File Cache on start-up" may increase performance.  When a Designer object is opened, its relational files from the File Store share are transferred to the clients local cache.  Designer will attempt to reuse files from the local cache saving time needed to transfer files from the File Store share to the local cache.  If the option "Empty Local File Cache on start-up" is selected, the local cache files are deleted upon opening the Designer and then all files from the File Store share that are needed must be transferred to the local cache causing delays.
- It is always best practice to reuse logic code.  Reusable code should be created in Active Content which prevents having to duplicate code which can increase performance.
UPDATED:  May 26, 2017