I'm trying to create a repeat square out of six pretty heavy (100MB-700MB) Illustrator illustrations. When all six files are placed they weigh in at around 1GB.
I need around 30 of these files placed on the page to complete my repeat square, but this is near-impossible for my computer (iMac 2011 16GB 2.7GHz i5) and Illustrator to handle without crashing.
Is there anything I can do or turn off to help performance or rendering in Illustrator. I'm using Symbols to reference these files so there's only one instance of each file, but I'm still having issues.
Any help with this is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
P.S. I can't raster the files because the printer needs the .ai file.