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Jiyeon June 17, 2008 11:24

fatal error in Gambit.
hi all i tried to make a complicated volume in gambit so i use 'split' function. then i got 'fatal error' message. have any of you seen this message? i can not figure out what is wrong here. someone said it might be a memory problem but i have 2GB RAM in my PC. and i can not save the file also.

i need your help

thanks for your attemtion.

red lemon June 17, 2008 14:08

Re: fatal error in Gambit.
try using older version 2.3 instead which seems more stable

Jiying Liu June 17, 2008 22:28

Re: fatal error in Gambit.
it may be your pc' problem

Jiyeon June 17, 2008 22:41

Re: fatal error in Gambit.
thank you for your quick response. but i could not open 2.4.6 version's file in 2.3 version, could not i?

Gernot Lukesch June 18, 2008 01:56

Re: fatal error in Gambit.
You can export the geometry as an Acis file but without the mesh. File / export / ACIS The only thing is that you have to take care of the ACIS Version. In Gambit 2.4 its R16. I dont know what Gambit 2.3 can Import but its possible that you have to reduce the Version by clicking on R16. Gambit 2.3 will tell you which is possible when you import the file again. If it still does not work maybe there is a problem with your geometry and you have to built it up again. hope that helps. Gernot

Allan Walsh June 18, 2008 14:08

Re: fatal error in Gambit.
Looks like you are getting lots of good advice. Our experience is that V2.4 of Gambit is just as stable as V2.3 and in some cases can grid geometries that 2.3 could not.

The fatal error in various forms is not unusual. Older versions could be expected to crash with every 4 to 5 hours of use, usually just before you saved the job. Some times, just getting back in (after deleting the *.lok file) and redoing the command would solve the problem.

Do you always get the fatal operation at the same point in your Gambit session? Why can't you save the file - because Gambit has already crashed?

Not sure what type of system you have, but in Windows it is an easy matter to see how much RAM is being used by Gambit and how much of your 2 Meg is available. Must be something similar in Linux.

red lemon June 19, 2008 15:31

Re: fatal error in Gambit.
for export it must be real first and not virtual. Otherwise delete virtual first the export real but all meshing will be lost to do this.

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