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    Error: There is not enough space on drive C: to create...

    Has anyone ever seen this error message? This is what I get when I try to do a "Save as" after making a file workset-enabled. The file itself is 34MB.

    There is not enough space on drive C: to create the temporary file that Revit needs. Either free up space on this drive, or redefine Windows user variable TMP to be a folder on another drive with more space.

    Here's the specs on the workstation I'm working on:
    XP SP3
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
    4 GB (3.25GB) of RAM
    178/232GB unused on C:

    Can anyone help me out? I can't wait til our office finally upgrades to Windows 7...

    Thanks!
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    #2
    Do you have a lotof AutoCAD files imported/linked into the file? Things to try:

    1. At the time of opening the file select the Audit checkbox in the Open dialog box to audit the drawing.
    2. Try unloading the AUtoCAD drawings.
    3. Try removing the AutoCAD links.
    4. Purge the file.
    5. Delete files in your WIndows Temp folder.
    Ron Palma
    Applications Specialist
    Twitter: @RonPalmaAEC
    Ideate Inc.
    www.ideateinc.com

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      #3
      I think you have to crank up your virtual memory / swap file. I believe this has to be aaround 4 timess your RAM. I'm no expert on this but in the configuration screen there should be a place to set this. Can't be more precize since I'm on win7 and I wouldn't know where to find it there. Hope it helps...
      Martijn de Riet
      Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
      MdR Advies
      Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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        #4
        Got any .tiff images in your project? Had this error years ago and it was sevaral .tiff images giving mw greif (.tiff never again)
        Mark Balsom

        If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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          #5
          Originally posted by mark b View Post
          Got any .tiff images in your project? Had this error years ago and it was sevaral .tiff images giving mw greif (.tiff never again)
          From a Revit standpoint, I have never found a case where a TIFF was the right answer. Either a JPG is right (photo type images) or a PNG is right (linework, color fills, etc). When exporting a Consistent Color view with ambient occlusion, doctoring it up in Photoshop for entourage and bringing it back to Revit to sheet up you are a little of both as far as image type; and I go for PNG in that case as well.
          The issue with TIFF is (I believe) that the Tiff is uncompressed (because of licensing issues with the LZW compression?) while JPG has lossy compression and PNG has lossless compression. In general it is pretty safe to say "Marketing uses Tiffs in Adobe CS, everyone else uses JPGs and PNGs" and you will be right 99.9% of the time.

          Gordon
          Pragmatic Praxis

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            #6
            Try cleaning out your windows temp directory. I've gotten this error before and cleaning out the Revit files from %temp% fixed the issue.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Gordon Price View Post
              From a Revit standpoint, I have never found a case where a TIFF was the right answer. and you will be right 99.9% of the time.

              Gordon
              Yep, I was nieve at the time, the client gave me some images they wanted to use so in they went. What a mistake !!!
              That was years ago and like I said .TIFF NEVER AGAIN, good lesson learnt.
              Mark Balsom

              If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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                #8
                Servids is very likely on the right trail. Do a general "Disk Cleanup" clearing out the temp folder. Also, clean out the revit journal folder.
                (something like) C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2011\Journals

                Originally posted by Gordon Price View Post
                The issue with TIFF is (I believe) that the Tiff is uncompressed (because of licensing issues with the LZW compression?) while JPG has lossy compression and PNG has lossless compression.
                TIFF is almost always lossless compressed (LZW compression being quite typical). The patents on LZW expired a while back (and I don't think the holders were every very successful in collecting on them any way). TIFF is used in many bitmap graphic applications as a common data format (a little bit like DXF in the CAD world). It's twenty years old, and became a bit of a confusing mess over the years and was never widely supported as a web graphic format. PNG was originally developed to replace GIF (which had its own patent issues). PNG hasn't been nearly as widely supported as a general graphic format in graphic applications until quite recently.

                Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
                I think you have to crank up your virtual memory / swap file. I believe this has to be aaround 4 timess your RAM. I'm no expert on this but in the configuration screen there should be a place to set this. Can't be more precize since I'm on win7 and I wouldn't know where to find it there. Hope it helps...
                No, nope, nada...

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                  #9
                  No? I seem to recall to have had this problem while still on 32bit / win xp. Something to do with the virtual memory or something. Ah well, ancient history so maybe I got it wrong in my mind...
                  Never used tiff's though. They suck.
                  Martijn de Riet
                  Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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                  Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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                    #10
                    Thank you for all the replies people! I ended up just doing what I needed to do on my personal laptop later, but I will keep all of that in mind in the future.

                    Unfortunately, it wasn't the temp folder issue, nor CAD, or any image file issues.

                    I just looked into my Journals folder and that thing is packed! Is this basically a Revit-only version of the temp folder? Should I be cleaning this out regularly?

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