Increasing RAM size available for the ELMA Designer application

The information below applies only to ELMA 3.9.x and lower.

ELMA Designer is a 32-bit application. This restricts its use of RAM and if you use the application for a long time without restarting, errors may occur. For more information, read this article http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms241064(v=vs.110).aspx. The editbin utility, attached to this article, allows increasing the maximum range of RAM addresses, or in other words, allows the Designer to use more RAM.

This utility works only with the Designer, therefore does not require restarting the system and does not affect the users' work in the system. The Utility is started once and processes the Designer. After that, the changes are saved and the application always works using increased maximum possible RAM. When you update or reinstall the Designer, it returns to the default state.

You can call the utility from the command prompt or in the Run menu. The Run menu can be opened by pressing "Win + R", or in Start -> All Programs -> Windows System -> Run. Specify the execution of the file editbin.exe with the key/LARGEADDRESSAWARE and the path to the file Designer.exe. Example of a line in the Run menu: "C:\editbin.exe" /LARGEADDRESSAWARE C:\ELMA3-Enterprise\Designer\EleWise.ELMA.BPM.Designer.exe. Where:

  • "C:\editbin.exe" – path to the editbin.exe file;
  • /LARGEADDRESSAWARE - launch parameter;
  • C:\ELMA3-Enterprise\Designer\EleWise.ELMA.BPM.Designer.exe – path to the Designer.exe file.

Before running, close the Designer.