Choose your top Archicad wishes!

Read more
Installation & update
About program installation and update, hardware, operating systems, setup, etc.

AC27, a memory hog?

4dProof
Advisor

AC 27 has been eating up a lot of memory for quite a few of my clients. One particular issue is that AC will freeze up when clicking the teamwork drop down menu. When checking the activity monitor, a relatively small file it is using up 40-50GB RAM. Often times it will be Cineware that is hogging the memory, even when not running renderings.

We are also seeing very mundane operations, such as stretching cabinets in elevation/section freezing up for minutes at a time; and the same thing... the activity monitor is reporting massive memory usage for archicad at the time of the freeze up.

 

These range from small nuisance instances of 2-3 minutes to wasting 1/2 of a day or more force quitting and recovering frozen files. And even the short freezes pile up. If a team of 8-10 designers is losing 2-3 minutes per hour each; the math says that project is losing up to 4 hours of production a day.

what ever happened to that "faster than ever" slogan?

BIM solutions and trouble shooting (self proclaimed) expert. Using Archicad 26 5002 US on Mac OS 11.5.2
1 REPLY 1
Eduardo Rolon
Moderator

Have seen 27 eat up 128Gb Ram while idle so there are some memory leaks there.

Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
another Moderator