Good day Everyone,
We're currently experiencing a problem with our 2011 autocad standard installations:
When our users are opening a file that of 1.5gb in size they are prompted that the workstation is out of memory.
Most of our workstations that are encountering such problems were configured to run windows 7 32bit and some are in 64bit all having 4gb of ram.
What do you suggest as a solution to this?
sorry, I could not imagine that you ever had opened a 1.5GB DWG-file in AutoCAD when you just have a 4GB workstation.
I'm wondering that such a file could be created anyway (with AutoCAD).
- alfred -
Hi Mr. Alfred,
What was the biggest filesize that you encountered? Have you encountered a similar error? and what was your fix / solution if you found one?
>> What was the biggest filesize that you encountered?
The filesizes differ extremly by how structured the drawing is created. I can create a DWG that has 100kB and AutoCAD needs 1GB memory to open that file (and following to that I can also create a file with 100kB that needs 4GB memory ).
Average values of DWG-files that can be opened - and just more important - that can be handled within AutoCAD will go up to 100-200Mb. But once more: it depends highly on how structured the drawing is!
>> Have you encountered a similar error?
Yes, every time I don't have enough memory. When working with 32bit-OS you have a limit by 2GB (for one AutoCAD-session) that can be used (a small option is to use the 3GB-switch to raise the limit). So every command where AutoCAD thinks it has to allocate more memory as is currently free, AutoCAD gives you this message.
>> and what was your fix / solution if you found one?
...for 1.5GB? I don't think there is a solution possible. But what is sure you need a 64bit-OS and I'm also sure you will need more than 4GB memory.
For me (sorry for the words) generally it does not make any sense to upgrade to a 64bit-OS but stay at 4GB memory.
Good luck, - alfred -
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