Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Safe is taking too long to run

Safe is taking too long to run

Safe is taking too long to run

SAFE2016 is taking too long to prepare the analysis model. It kept stcuked at preparing to run analysis . How to resolve this ?

When I set SAPFire options to Advanced solver with Auto, the whole model cant run at all. How to resolve this ? Tried to run the similar model on another
PC (computer B) using Adavnced solver and separate process, the model can be ran without issue. Tried to run teh similar model again on computer A with Advancved solver & separate process, the model ept stcuked at preparing to run analysis....

RE: Safe is taking too long to run

So, are you saying that the issue appears to be with computer A (or at least with the SAFE installation on computer A). Right? If your 2nd model runs fine on computer B, but can't run on computer A.

Things I have done in the past to resolve issues like this.
1) Take your first model and run it on computer B to see if it works. From what you've said so far, I suspect it will.
2) Check to see if you are running the same version of SAFE on both computers. Just trying to eliminate the possibility of a bug in an older version.
3) Make sure you have plenty of disk space on your computer and plenty of RAM. I say this because when Windows is handling memory allocation and doesn't have enough RAM it will generally use "virtual RAM", which means it's using hard disk space as if it is memory. This is a lot slower than regular RAM. Heck, even if you have plenty of memory the older versions of SAFE are 32 bit programs, I believe. So, they will be more prone to using "virtual RAM" than 64 bit programs.
4) Save the file as a new file name in a new folder on computer A. Just to see if there is some corruption with a secondary file in that folder.
5) Reset SAFE to the default settings if you can. You might even try uninstalling and re-installing into a new folder.

RE: Safe is taking too long to run


Quote (JoshPlumSE)

Tried vereything above, nothing worked. surprisingly , I was able to run the model using the standard solver > GUI process only. Not sure why, the process took very long time. Tried to run on different computer, remained the same. Perhaps there's something wrong with Etabs, as I imported the files from Etabs.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close