Sometimes when modelling large PLAXIS project files with e.g. a lot of phases or a lot of steps, Plaxis may indicate that there is not enough disk space available:
When this issue of not enough free disk space appears, you can use one of these available workarounds:
"C:\Program Files\Bentley\Geotechnical\PLAXIS 3D CONNECT Edition V20\Plaxis3DInput.exe" "--CALCDIR=D:\PlaxisCalc"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Plaxis\Plaxis 2D\Plaxis2DXInput.exe" "--CALCDIR=D:\PlaxisCalc"
"C:\Program Files\Plaxis\Plaxis 3D\Plaxis3DInput.exe" "--CALCDIR=D:\PlaxisCalc"
This can be used in e.g. a DOS command, in Windows Start menu’s Run..., run from a batch file (*.bat), or be defined in a Windows shortcut.
Please be aware when moving the folder where the intermediate (calculation) results are stored (option 1 and 4) to a disk with less read/write speed, it may lead to a longer calculation time.