Saving a PDF compatible causes slow saving
I have a top end workstation so the spec isn't an issue. When saving an AI file, checking PDF compatible slows the save and subsequent saves significantly. Un-checking it results in normal performance. This was not an issue prior to the latest release.
This issue has been fixed.
Please update to the latest AI version 24.0.0. and let us know if you are facing any issues around this workflow.
Thanks & Regards,
In my case, changing the system default printer from a network printer to a local printer (like 'Adobe PDF' for example) solved this issue.
Same issue. Serious pain.
Martijn Hoppenbrouwer commented
Exactly the same issue here.
Saving an AI file takes 4-5 times longer than (around) a year ago. If you disable "PDF compatibility" than the time to save a file is back to normal. More people have this problem, which can be found in the forum on https://forums.adobe.com/message/10279391