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Data volume limitation for boolean operation

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LayoutEditorFull
Thursday 4th June 2020
When make two layers to one layer, For example> Layer1: 70Mbytes, Layer2: 0.1Mbytes, Layer7: 0bytes(empty) Step1> Utilites -> Boolean Tools -> Bool on Layer Step2> A=>Layer2, B=>Layer1, Boolean operation=> A-B, Result Layer => Layer7 As its result, any Layer1 and layer2 patterns are not contained in Layer7. Functionally are there any data volume limitation? What are the reasons? How can I make one layer from both layers?
J├╝rgen
LayoutEditorFull
Thursday 4th June 2020
There is no data size limit for the normal boolean operation you describe. However the computing time scales by square (double number of shapes -> 4 times of operating time). So for bigger operation, please use the Bool On Layer feature in the same menu. This kind of Boolean Operation is able to split the calculation load on any processor available and scales nearly linear with the amount of shapes you merge.