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Error: ArcCAD errors when creating coverages or building topology

Error Message

ArcCAD returns "error writing to file, bail out clean up" when trying to create topology?
Or
ArcCAD returns "stack overflow" when trying to create a coverage?

Cause

There is not enough virtual memory or page file space allocated in virtual memory.

Solution or Workaround

  • Increase the virtual memory. This amount may vary from one system to the next depending on the amount of free disk space is available on the computer.
For help with changing virtual memory settings, see: How To: Change the operating system's virtual memory settings.
  • Make sure the ArcCAD Temporary path in the arcad.ini file is pointing to a drive that has a large amount of virtual memory.
  • Check the system's setting for the temporary path. It is best to set the path location to the drive with the most free disk space available.

For help with setting a system environment variable, see: How To: Edit an environment variable.

Note:
It may be easier to manage virtual memory settings for ArcCAD by specifying the same temporary paths in the arcad.ini as the system's environment variable, for example: c:\temp.