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Tools/Options dialog box, system tab, and change Layout Regen Options to Cache model tab and last

layout, click OK and restart Autocad.


Im getting FATAL ERROR on Auto CAD 2009-10 while Im printing and giving message LOW MEMORY OF AUTOCADD I understand when you try to plot, you receive Fatal Errors in both AutoCAD 2009 and 2010 with Low Memory in AutoCAD on multiple computers. There are a few things to try to resolve this issue: RASTERPERCENT> Sets the maximum percentage of available virtual memory that is allowed for plotting a raster image. RASTERTHRESHOLD> Specifies a raster threshold in megabytes. If the plotted raster image exceeds this threshold, the availability of system memory is checked. The plot is aborted if the image is too big for the available memory. Also try turning down the raster performance: 1. Open the Plot dialog box by starting the plot command 2. Select the Printer/plotter device 3. Click the "Properties" button net to the device name 4. Click once on "Graphics" inside the "Device and Document Settings" window 5. Click on "Raster Graphics" 6. What is the "Raster and Shaded/Rendered Viewports" setting set to?(see attached image) 7. Try moving the slide bar to the left to lower the setting. 8. Click "Ok" 9. Save the temporary pc3 file 10. Select the paper size 11. Click "Ok" to plot Can you plot to PDF or DWF successfully? Please let me know if this works for you. (3) (1) Enabling the 3gb switch

(2) Increasing Virtual Memory (3) Suggest the users to use Purge,Audit and Recover commands to remove extra entities in drawing (4) Right click on iexplorer.exe and select enable/ Disable Digital Signature icons. After selecting with right click uncheck the box which you get. (5) Suggested users to frequently remove the unnecessary files from the Temp folder (Which will be created automatically). Keep enough space in the Temp folder.

Here are some tips from Autodesk. They are related more to 2009, but some may help: Link
1. Please make sure your temp folder is emptied regularly, using xrefs leaves a lot of data in the temp folder that can bog down a system. 2. Please set FIELDEVAL to 4, which will only evaluate the fields on plotting thus saving from constant regens.

3. Please set INDEXCTL to 2, this will index the drawing making any further work in it much quicker. 4. Under the System tab in the options dialog box, set the "Layout Regen options" to "Cache model tab and last layout" this will also help so that switching layouts does not regen the entire drawing each time. 5. In the System Properties->Advanced tab, set "Visual Effects" to "Adjust for best performance" which will lessen the pull of Windows on resources. The memory limitation is a Windows limitation. It is not configurable in AutoCAD, the only workaround we have is the 3GB switch. Please follow this link: In this document it mentions Revit, but it applies equally for AutoCAD. Please review and follow the instructions and let me know if this helps your issue. I have also included some additional information below for your review, I realize it is allot of info but I want to inform you of everything I know on this matter. If the memory footprint for acad.exe goes over 2GB (regardless of much memory is in the system) Windows will terminate it. This is a limitation of 32 bit computing. In the Task Manager you will often see the memory usage for acad.exe between 1.2~1.8GB during these crashes because there is a lag in the memory reports from the Task Manager. The amount of memory allocatable to AutoCAD can be increased to 3GB by implementing the 3GB switch in Windows. Note that in a 32 bit environment this is as much memory as can be allocated to AutoCAD, so if these machines push over even the expanded 3GB memory limitation you will need to consider other suggestions below or consider moving to a 64 bit environment. The following document describes the 3GB Switch in Windows. This document was written for Revit but applies equally to AutoCAD, Architecture and Civil 3D. Out of memory situations can occur for many reasons, but the most common causes are: Drawing files are too complex. There are many legitimate reasons why AutoCAD will need more than 2GB of memory to work in a specific dataset. These can include: many xrefs, many layouts, larger raster images, purgable data, heavy use of XClipping/Wipeouts etc. There are two suggestions for this scenario: Besides the 3GB switch you can try to simplify the data by unloading xrefs and images that are no longer needed or are not needed for the immediate procedure. I also strongly recommend running Audit and Purge on all drawing files (including xrefs) to remove any junk data which may have accumulated in the drawing over its life. Third party programs/data. Third party programs that create or modify geometry inside the drawing file can cause the memory footprint of the drawing to increase. Third party programs can also cause drawing corruption if they are not writing data to the drawing file correctly. This applies not just to legitimate third party programs, but also to homemade LISP routines and VBA applications. Often times these utilities are written for a specific version of AutoCAD and can cause problems with newer versions. Try running without any third party programs or custom LISP routines and VBA applications to see if this reduces the frequency of the errors. If so, you may need to contact the creator of the application for an update. Drawing corruption. Corruption, purgable data and unreferenced application

signatures can cause a drawing file to use more memory than expected. We have seen instances where these issues have caused even very simple looking drawing files to use hundreds of MB of memory. I recommend running Audit and Purge on all drawing files. Also, use the -Purge command with the RegApps option to purge unreferenced application signatures. Bad memory or insufficient system resources. The operating system should have at least 4GB of total memory available (this is physical RAM + virtual memory). At least 2GB of this should be physical memory for optimum performance. Also, bad blocks in RAM can cause the system to fail with memory errors even if sufficient resources exist. Ensure these systems have 2GB of RAM as well as at least 2GB of virtual memory allocated. You might consider swapping the physical memory sticks with a machine that is not experiencing the error to see if this affects the problem. Limitations of 32 bit computing. In 32 bit operating systems, AutoCAD is limited to 2GB (or 3 with the 3GB switch) of total memory usage regardless of how much memory is installed in the machine. This limitation does not apply when using the 2009 versions of AutoCAD in a 64 bit operating system. In a 64 bit system the memory allocation has been increased dramatically and out of memory scenarios will be uncommon if they occur at all