I have several MXDs with large datasets (some with over a million features). I would like to open the MXD with the data in a 'paused' state, rather than having the MXD open and draw every feature; since this takes way to long. If I open the MXD, then try to 'pause' the drawing of the features sometimes this works immediately and the data pauses drawing, other times this attempt takes way too long.
I have to keep the layer in the MXD always on, since later the MXD will be used to create a mapping service.
Is there a setting where I can set the MXD to always open as 'paused'?
This is what I would like my MXD to look like when I open.
I am using ArcMap 10.3.1.