I am trying to render various views of a model using AECOsim Building Designer v8i (Select Series 5) version 220.127.116.117, however it constantly crashes during the preprocessing stage of the render. After aborting the programme, I then get a "System fault: bad memory access" warning. I was wondering if there was something I could do to stop this happening? The same thing is happening to a colleague of mine who is working on a different file.
The models that we are trying to render views of are quite large, yet the computers have 24GB of RAM available and are both 64-bit Windows 7 Operating Systems. I have attached an image of the dialogue box that appears when trying to render.
Any help would be much appreciated.
I'm experiencing the same on a frequent basis. Not only with the latest version but with all previous ones. Therefore I thought it was hardware related, graphics card, motherboard, RAM?
It is definitely related to AECO Sim, if you render the same file in plain Microstation you will not have that problem.
I you don't have that possibility, the only thing what mostly helps is shut down your workstation and reboot.
Very annoying, I know.
If you open the task manager and go to the process's tab and look at the amount of memory microstation is using, how much does it read before the crash occurs. Whilst your OS is 64bit Microstation isnt. which means it can only use up to 3Gb.
A long while ago we upgraded to 64bitt OS and have a few new computers becasue we were doing more 3d stuff and producing fancy images/ animations. This is a really good link with all the info about memory usage [took me quite a while to find all this out....]
Yes a 64 bitt OS will enable microstation to use all of the avaliable ram but you have to jump through a few hoops first...
The problem is these settings are not available in Win8 but basically automatic.
In Win7 and 8 we have the same problem and noticed that our memory never goes beyond 3.5 regardless of the size of the model.
Ustn since 1988SS4 - i7-3.45Ghz-16 Gb-250/1Tb/1Tb-Win8.1-64bEric D. MilbergerArchitect + Master Planner + BIMSenior Master Planner NASA - Marshall Space Flight CenterThe Milberger Architectural Group, llc
That is odd as I am running window 7 [Service pack 1] and have the total amount of ram avaliable/ used when I perform render tasks