I know that everyone praises AI for its performance regarding working with big files but lately I noticed that working with files that have many artboards, the performance drops considerably.
What's your approach when it comes to editing files that have a lot of artboards. My target is to have a decent performance in AI when I have 150+ artboards. To give you a little more insight into my use case: I have a file where we store all the badges for my company's employees. Soon we'll pass the 150 (if we didn't already pass it) so I'd like to have everybody in the same file.
What the file has: name, position, picture, and artwork as a background for each artboard. What we are currently testing: having the photos in a PSD file and using the Creative Cloud library to include them in the AI file. Before that, we had the pictures included in the AI file, so I think that was one of the major reason why Illustrator was so slow. The reason we included the pictures in the file is that we're three people that work on the same file. Also, we'll try to use symbols for the static artwork.
So, what is your approach? Looking forward to hearing about your workflow. Thank you!