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AC 8r3v3 Crashed

YA_H_VE
Newcomer
I start to have problems with elevation/section because doesn't show some walls. After that AC start to crash almost every time I try to see an elevation/section. I found something in ArchiGuide about ArchiCAD Temporary Folder was very little free space available, but I don't know where is that file and what can I do to reduce the size of it.

Help!!

(This is a Teamwork file)
Yamil Velázquez
MacBook Pro, SnowLeopard, 4G Ram, AC 12
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David Larrew
Booster
You can't really change the size of the temporary folder but you can change the location of it.

In Teamwork files, the MINIMUM amount of free space for your temporary folder (swap file) is >= the working .PLP file size.

And if you are close to that - I would suggest a major hard drive cleanout or buy yourself another drive.

If you have multiple drives already - assign the temporary folder to the one with the most free-space.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

a r c h i S O L U T I O N S



WIN7-10/ OSX 10.15.7

AC 5.1-25 USA

Djordje
Advocate
YA.H.VE wrote:
I start to have problems with elevation/section because doesn't show some walls. After that AC start to crash almost every time I try to see an elevation/section. I found something in ArchiGuide about ArchiCAD Temporary Folder was very little free space available, but I don't know where is that file and what can I do to reduce the size of it.
You can't, you can only increase the free space on your disk, or specify another location (disk) for your Temp file, where you have enough free space.

OSs today require as much as 2GB FREE just for themselves.

BTW - which OS, which ArchiCAD?
Djordje

ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995

YA_H_VE
Newcomer
Well, this is getting complicated. My Archicad Temporary size is 3.80MB and the properties tool said I got 3.82MB size on disk. But the truth is that I have 16G free on disk.
I try all computers at the office and the problem still here. Then I log as an administrator trying to see if was a security access problem due to some changes the Administrator was doing at server and nothing.
I don't understand why I have to change this file to another volume when I have enough room in the PC and in the server too. Anyway I set the Preferences to put the file on my desktop to see what happened .... nothing

Yamil Velázquez

AC 8v3r3, XP Pro, Microsoft Server 2003, Xeon (TM) 3.06g, 1g of Ram
Yamil Velázquez
MacBook Pro, SnowLeopard, 4G Ram, AC 12

David Larrew
Booster
Try creating a "Virtual Volume" on your computer.

There used to be an archiguide article on this:
http://www.graphisoft.com/support/archicad/archiguide/general_hw_sw/virtualvolumes.html
But for some reason, the link is currently broken. This looks like a job for the webmaster.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

a r c h i S O L U T I O N S



WIN7-10/ OSX 10.15.7

AC 5.1-25 USA

Djordje
Advocate
YA.H.VE wrote:
Well, this is getting complicated. My Archicad Temporary size is 3.80MB and the properties tool said I got 3.82MB size on disk. But the truth is that I have 16G free on disk.
Hmmmm ... first, Windows Server is not the best option.

Second, what is the setting for your Windows temp file? Max it out at 4GB - AFAIR ArchiCAD uses the lowest value, which is by default 768MB, for its temping. Very easy to max out on.

HTH,
Djordje

ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995

David Larrew
Booster
A-Ha! I see that GS has revamped the ArchiGuide site try this:
http://www.graphisoft.com/support/archicad/archiguide/virtualvolumes.html
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

a r c h i S O L U T I O N S



WIN7-10/ OSX 10.15.7

AC 5.1-25 USA

YA_H_VE
Newcomer
Ok, I create the volume as you said and also found an error in one object could maybe be the reason to crash the program. Last friday this message show before crashed again: "Warning! Not enough memory to cut 3D model. (error code 325)".

Thanks for all your recommendations and support
Yamil Velázquez
MacBook Pro, SnowLeopard, 4G Ram, AC 12

David Larrew
Booster
Now you will have to find out which Object or Element is causing the crash.

You could try moving the section cut-line around to isolate different elements/objects. You could isolate objects by switching Layers on and off. You could Select individual objects to view in 3D...

You could send a .PLA of the file to GS Tech Support and let them take a look at it.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

a r c h i S O L U T I O N S



WIN7-10/ OSX 10.15.7

AC 5.1-25 USA

YA_H_VE
Newcomer
Well, looks everything will be fixed. Thank you David and Djourje for your time and expertise.

Until next problem...

Yamil
Yamil Velázquez
MacBook Pro, SnowLeopard, 4G Ram, AC 12

Djordje
Advocate
YA.H.VE wrote:
Well, looks everything will be fixed. Thank you David and Djourje for your time and expertise.

Until next problem...
No probs, pleasure
Djordje

ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995

YA_H_VE
Newcomer
Finally!!! Let me share with you what the problem was. I got a segmented section and for some reason it has a lot of hotspots. I create a new one and thats it. Easy, ah! BUT TAKE ME ALMOST TWO WEEKS TO FIND IT!!!!
Yamil Velázquez
MacBook Pro, SnowLeopard, 4G Ram, AC 12

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