is there a way to preload assets?

The first time you drag an mesh into the level it takes quite a lot of time to process. is there a way I could just preload all the assets at once.

So I could load up my level rightclick on a folder and preload and go and coffee…

oh i just dragged and HillTree_02 from the kiteDemo and it crashed at 82% … come on…

I’m not sure about that, but it sounds like your PC isn’t nearly strong enough for UE4. If you crashed on a single asset, there’s no way it could handle loading them all at once.

Heres my specs, i think its high enough?

i74770 3.4ghz
32gb Ram
Gtx 970

That definitely should be strong enough. I don’t think that behavior you’re experiencing is normal.