Brian Dunham

Enabling Lightweight mode in assy

Discussion created by Brian Dunham on Jun 12, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2009 by 1-74Z64O
I'm hoping someone can help me out, I'm having issues.

I'm running SW2008, SP 5.0.
4 GB ram

Running into memory limitations at about 1.6 GB per the task manager. I understant the XP2000 32 bit limitation. /3GB switch did not help.

This should be easy, I want to use lightweight components and assys (for once). In my system options-performance tab, "automatically load components lightweight" is greyed out. Large assy mode is turned off (this didn't work properly there either). "Resolve lightweight components" is set to prompt.

Assys load with all components resolved. If I "set resolved to lightweight" subs and components go lightweight, however when I save the assy and reopen it, everything is resolved.

When I use large assy mode and turn "automatically load components lightweight" it is no better, still opens resolved. For smaller assys I prefer things resolved but I need a workaround to get this project finished. I have been supressing subs, but this isn't viable at this point. We will upgrade to 64 bit, but not at this instant.

Thanks for any help.