I am writing a long text with many TikZ pictures. Since compilation time is beginning to grow, I would like to tell TikZ not to draw some (all) pictures. So far I have just commented unnecessary pictures, but it is a quite cumbersome way to proceed. Are there better ways?
Moreover, when the tex file is full of code for Tikz pictures it tends to become excessively long and a bit messy. Do you have any hint on how to avoid this?
Finally, do you think it is wise to use TikZ pictures in long texts? I generally use them instead of including graphics because this way I can modify the pictures directly, but I am beginning to wonder if it is really convenient.