After a clean new harddrive I'm getting this error about the holewizard favorites.mdb out of memory.
I have to kill my solidworks session and reload in order to use the hole wizard.
See pictures of complete errors.
Per Solution S-019494 in the SolidWorks KB:
This problem can occur when the system is very low on memory and the user attempts to use the hole wizard. If this occurs frequently it may be worth considering adding more RAM to the system.
This problem has been identified and reported to our development team in:SPR 386877: Error: Out of memory trying to initialize data source from standards file "c:\xxx\HoleWizardFavorites.mdb". Inserting hole in large assembly
Below are the particulars on SPR 386877, which is shown closed:
Supplied example was a valid case of user running out of memory due to working with multiple large assemblies. Even after closing an assembly some application modules may remain loaded in memory for future use in session - Windows Task Manager does not include these against sldworks.exe process by default - show “Virtual Memory Size” column for a more accurate reading. It is recommended to switch to SolidWorks x64 if encountering this warning frequently - this will not have the memory limitation that is inherent in 32 bit systems. If user encounters the above warning message and clearly has available memory, provide a reproducible case to Technical Support - including full datasets and RX file.
lol. ok thank you
one of the presentations at SWW...the speaker mentioned this...
he said to get around this error, when you start a session of Solidworks, first create or modify a part and add a hole using the hole wizard...once it has been created, it can be deleted. this will reserve the memory the HW needs for that session of SW.
I will give that a try.
Bottom line....this whole thing stinks. You shouldn't have to create your own workarounds for the software to work. There's still A LOT of SW users that are on Windows XP 32-bit. Not everyone can go out and by new hardware every time a new software version comes out. Stop adding bells and whistles, and fix the software.The software is plagued with little software bugs that never seem to get fixed no matter SPR's we submit.
Sorry...had to vent for a minute.
this is true. vent away
As much as I like your vent, x64 has been widely availabe for 5 years now. Time for your company to buck up the money. And by money, I mean the $740 it takes to get you modern:
check out my 3rd post for the $740. And this was last October, so most component prices have gone down since then (except for HDD's).
The "correct" answer doesn't work for me.
I've been running fine for 1 1/2 years. Then recently we renewed our lease and upgraded faster PC, kept old software.
Currently running SW Premium 2009 & XP SP3 (same as before) on Xeon W3550 @ 3.07 HGz, 3.49 Gb RAM (same RAM as before).
In the past I have run SW 2006 with 2 Gb RAM without getting this error.
I usually run with 4-5 other processes running (email, MS explorer, Excel, Word, Autocad), same as before, but now I have to close SW and reopen 1-3 times per day to get rid of Hole Wizard out of memory. Never had the problem before and have not changed my computing practices.
There must be some setting, either in SW, windows, or system that is different. Since we returned my old PC, I can't compare.
The IT guy who sets up the PC's isn't a CAD guy, so no help there.
I am receiving the same error on one of my 5 computers while using solidworks 14 64X. I've tried reinstalling and has no effect. I run a Boxx W-4920 with 32. GB ram & a 64-bit operating system. I've included the erros I received while trying to use & configure Hole Wizard/Toolbox.
these are the errors I recieve while trying to use Hole Wizard on a simple part.
& here are the errors I have when I try to configure Hole Wizard/Toolbox
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