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#1 26 Jan, 2010 7:36 am

How to give Java Drawing Tool more memory

If you are experiencing memory issues with the Java drawing tool, you can assign more memory to Java so it can handle more detail in your drawings and more layers, etc.

I would recommend the following settings depending on how much memory your computer has:
- Computers with 1GB memory or less - 64MB (this is usually the default setting for Java so you need do nothing)
- Computers with 2GB memory - 128MB (view the video below and type in  -Xmx128m)
- Computers with 4GB memory - 256MB  (view the video below and type in  -Xmx256m)
You should not need to assign more than 256MB, but you can if you are confident in assigning more dedicated RAM to Java.

Here is a demo of how to change your Java memory settings in Windows...
Please refer to the guide above for how much memory to assign and what to type.
http://www.auditmypc.com/java-memory-xmx512.asp

IMPORTANT: You may need to restart your computer for changes to take effect


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#2 30 Jan, 2010 9:47 am

Re: How to give Java Drawing Tool more memory

My Java Is Fine.. I Have 4 Gigs.. I Think Yeah. o.0

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#3 30 Jan, 2010 3:59 pm

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Hmm, I accidentally pressed a button once that let me assign memory.. i did unlimited ._. so I think im finee...


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#4 31 Jan, 2010 1:05 am

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I'll try it. smile


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#5 31 Jan, 2010 2:27 am

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I dont know what my computer has.. so I dont know which one to assign. XD

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#6 13 Feb, 2010 4:33 pm

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right click on "My Computer" on ur desktop and click properties to examine how much RAM your computer has. I guess its so big_smile

Last edited by exism (13 Feb, 2010 4:34 pm)

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#7 16 Feb, 2010 2:11 pm

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Re: How to give Java Drawing Tool more memory

- Computers with 1MB memory or less - 64MB (this is usually the default setting for Java so you need do nothing)
- Computers with 2MB memory - 128MB (view the video below and type in  -Xmx128m)
- Computers with 4MB memory - 256MB  (view the video below and type in  -Xmx256m)

Surely you mean GB Mick.

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#8 16 Feb, 2010 5:16 pm

Re: How to give Java Drawing Tool more memory

R-T wrote:

- Computers with 1MB memory or less - 64MB (this is usually the default setting for Java so you need do nothing)
- Computers with 2MB memory - 128MB (view the video below and type in  -Xmx128m)
- Computers with 4MB memory - 256MB  (view the video below and type in  -Xmx256m)

Surely you mean GB Mick.

Nice catch - oops wink


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#9 16 Feb, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: How to give Java Drawing Tool more memory

Just to clarify - it does not matter how much memory you have (even if you have 4 or 8GB RAM) - Java by default when installed only assigns itself a very small amount of memory. If when you draw, you never get into the issue of not being able to create more layers then you are probably fine - but if you do hit this limitation then I recommend you assign more memory to Java.

As we introduce larger canvases, it will be more common that people may need to assign more than the default amount of memory.


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#10 20 Feb, 2010 1:51 am

Re: How to give Java Drawing Tool more memory

Mick, I don't know if this had anything to do with this (I think it does, maybe...), but every time I try to load my drawing (.chi file) it just says "IO error with [name of file]." I was wondering if you could help me out...

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#11 11 Apr, 2010 10:28 am

Re: How to give Java Drawing Tool more memory

I have a question:i've just installed Java,but I still can't use the Java tool.Do I need a larger memory?

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#12 14 Apr, 2010 7:53 am

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my java doenst work i dont know why.


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#13 09 May, 2010 6:01 pm

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my is having difficultys with saving it for later.... hmm

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#14 13 May, 2010 10:15 pm

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Does this pertain only to Windows? Or can it be helped with a Mac?


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#15 07 Jul, 2010 6:57 am

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my java work verry good wink i don't need more memory 4 java big_smile

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#16 09 Jul, 2010 1:40 pm

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hi was up:

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#17 26 Aug, 2010 2:02 pm

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#18 23 Nov, 2010 4:11 am

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hi..i'm new here...and my drawing is so bad..
hahahah....i'm not use to it...roll

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#19 05 Dec, 2010 12:07 pm

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okay...

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#20 23 Dec, 2010 1:37 pm

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hello mick... why is it that when im trying to save my drawings on the java tool it wont let me ...it says error while saveing.... also i cant even save it on my computer..???? I need help....


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