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Solidworks-"not Sufiscient System Resources To Render The File"! Help

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Guest Kovalev27

Hey guys. I have a pretty decent computer. 2 gigs of corsair high performance ram. a Q6600 (quad core at 2.40 ghz) and a 250 gb hard drive. All running on windows XP. With a Saphire Radeon 1950pro.

 

I am trying to render a file, on photoworks that is 17" in size and 300 DPI in resolution at the highest quality (i need this resolution, and i know its huge).

 

But when i try to render it, i get:

 

Untitled-1.jpg

 

This is really annoying. I have no idea why it does that? Please, anybody can help me?

 

BTW, i have 40gig of free space left on my hard drive

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This is not uncommon using SW and expecially PW... you have hit the limits, 1.7 gigs, or what SW can do with memory under Windows XP Pro.

Do a search on the /3 gig switch and get 4 gigs of ram,... this should get you to about 2.8 gigs which may or may not get you through the render?

Next step,.. Windows x64 and SW 64 bit and 8 gigs of ram.

 

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Guest w i l l

Thats a big image though - it will struggle with that. When I have that problem I render the highest size I can and then enlarge it with Alien Skin. Your hard drive size has got nothing to do with this.

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but what am i supposed to do if i want the picture 17" in width and 300DPI. Its for printing. And i want to have the maximum quality. And its 300DPI!!

 

When i "render to file" it estimates the image size to 76mb. I have right now, after freeing my ram with a program, 1.6 gig of ram free!

 

EDIT: I performed a search on 3gig switch, but i didn't find anything other than 3gig modify ini file.. which doesn't help me at all.

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Guest w i l l

Why are you rendering at such high res though? The size of the file tells you that its a massive render - there's no need for that res especially with Photoworks. I render at 3000 x 3000 max with Maxwell which is more photoreal. Renders don't need to be massive - even for billboards they are huge in size but with something like 30dpi cos you're viewing from a distance. Trust me - with Photoworks and the quality that its capable of 3000 pixels is more than enough. 2000 would be good.

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Why are you rendering at such high res though? The size of the file tells you that its a massive render - there's no need for that res especially with Photoworks. I render at 3000 x 3000 max with Maxwell which is more photoreal. Renders don't need to be massive - even for billboards they are huge in size but with something like 30dpi cos you're viewing from a distance. Trust me - with Photoworks and the quality that its capable of 3000 dpi is more than enough. 2000 would be good.

 

It is 300. Not 3000 that i am rendering at

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Guest w i l l

I think you're getting confused with Ram and the hard drive space that you have. Either way its irrelevant. If you render at a lower res your problem is solved.

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3000 refers to the amount of pixels. You should be rendering 3000 x 3000 max. You're trying to render at 300 dpi which is 5100 x 3825 pixels (its on the error message).

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I think you're getting confused with Ram and the hard drive space that you have. Either way its irrelevant. If you render at a lower res your problem is solved.

 

 

I understand perfectly that ram plays a big role in that. I know my hard drive has nothing to do with this. I used a RAM optimizing program to free up my ram as much as possible. Even at 150DPI and 17inches wide, it starts, doesn't give me that message, but after 2 minuts of rendering, it appears. I dont get it.

 

What is that 3gig switch anyways?

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well, it's pretty common so, imho, you didn't look hard enuf... 8^)

 

http://thatworks.blogspot.com/2007/07/3gb-switch.html

http://www.mcadonline.com/index.php?option...3&Itemid=73

http://www.solidsmack.com/wp-content/uploa...information.pdf

 

btw, I've run into the same error many times and I was not rendering at that resolution... although, I kind of agree, you can get away with 150-200 dpi and scale up if need be.

 

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well, it's pretty common so, imho, you didn't look hard enuf... 8^)

 

http://thatworks.blogspot.com/2007/07/3gb-switch.html

http://www.mcadonline.com/index.php?option...3&Itemid=73

http://www.solidsmack.com/wp-content/uploa...information.pdf

 

btw, I've run into the same error many times and I was not rendering at that resolution... although, I kind of agree, you can get away with 150-200 dpi and scale up if need be.

 

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it really sucks that i can't render as big as i want. Because having it at 300dpi, well, thats the printer resolution, so its the best....

 

I think i'll get one more gb or ram and do the 3gig trick

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i dont have a solution, but if you're forced to render at a lower res, try upping the anti-alias, i always find it makes a big difference in quality in my renders

 

if you have the time, why not learn maxwell instead? not sure if it has similar problems...

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i dont have a solution, but if you're forced to render at a lower res, try upping the anti-alias, i always find it makes a big difference in quality in my renders

 

if you have the time, why not learn maxwell instead? not sure if it has similar problems...

 

i actually have maxwell.. but.. can't seem to get it!

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Guest w i l l

How big is the part/assembly (in storage space - Mb) that you want to render? If it can wait till this evening or tomorrow - send it to me and i'll render it for you. My computers are completely full until this evening.

 

PS I would have thought you'd be able to render 150DPI and 17inches though. It might be a probelem with the file/scene.

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the assembly is quite big, around 15 megabytes.

 

I also often get this message in the middle of the rendering:

Untitled-3.jpg

 

I dont get it. It really frustrates me.

 

Will, thx alot for your help, i really apreciated. I am almost done doing my boards. I have to render a section view and an exploded view with several blow-ups. The two first take a lot of space on the page, and i have to render them big so they can be big and nice on the page.

 

I guess ill have to stay with 150 DPI :-(

 

btw. Its for the Marksman Pen Contest ;)

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