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.
Anyone having memory issues should download the 64bit Microstation beta and try their rendering using it. It will allow you to use all of the RAM on your machine for processing the export of model to the luxology renderer.
Great tip Paul, Thanks!
Is this only available in MicroStation, or is there an AECOsim beta as well?
Currently only MicroStation. Other products will follow, but no ETA to publish regarding those.
I have all the ram available. I can even run multiple copies of MS without them stumbling over each other. But If I run one app of MS- lets say running a very gnarly plot or translation I can take 4 hours doing so with my memory never going over 3.5 (Ram) and only 50% of one Core when I have 8.
Note that my virtual memory maxs out but my ram goes no where close.
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