I've developing a large embedded networking project using SAM4E and am having an issue with Atmel Studio 7 (version 7.0.1188; the issue occurred on all previous versions of AS7 as well). When the project is opened (and successfully loaded), CPU usage goes through the roof for several minutes. During this time the IDE is all but unusable -- clicks take seconds to register, scrolling is jumpy, and opening files or navigating the solution is a pain. Compilation is not affected. The problem eventually subsides but reappears the next time a project is opened.
My current workaround is to simply not close the project, but I've lately had a smattering of debugger sessions crash and force AS7 to reload and thus reopen the project.
Has anyone else encountered a similar problem? How are you dealing with it?