I'm working to transition some of our data from CAD to GIS by bringing it in by adding the .dwg file to ArcMap itself and remapping using the DWG as a guide. I was wondering if there was a limit as to how many features ArcMap can handle? Is it determined by the software or hardware? I had initially tried bringing in about ~1400 features from AutoCAD, which caused crashes any time I tried to edit a feature. It seems like ~650 features worked okay.
Edit: I'm using Civil 3D 2016 and ArcMap 10.4. Pretty basic features from Civil 3D, just points and lines that contain X,Y,Z.
I just added the some 13k features from CAD through on my personal computer with the GIS data I was using and it seemed to run just fine. Mine is spec'd a bit better than my work machine so I would assume it's a hardware issue.
Short of getting a new machine or doing some hardware upgrades, are there any settings on the software side that might ease the load?