There is a new config option is available:
With that option selecting axes in the datum tab of the "Show Model Annotiations" dialog (see below) can be configured to show only the axes of the top model, not all the axes of the e.g. 50000 submodels.
This implements the idea 1314 with the solution suggestion "Idea A" described here:
Keep Creo Elements/Pro responsive when "Show Model Annotiations" for all datum features is selected ...
There is still Idea B to improve the performance keeping the actual default behaviour:
Implement a stop button, to cancel that action if Creo Elements/Pro does not respond in that situation. Try to use the existing stop button which can be used e.g. during model retrieval.
Tested with Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 M230
It would be great if this were a checkbox within the Show Annotations dialog box itself, instead of having to go to the options everytime the user wanted to switch between the two modes.
Thanks for this idea, I added it in to the original idea Keep Creo Elements/Pro responsive when "Show Model Annotiations" for all datum features is selected ...