Memory usage of SketchUp

elcapitan
mac

#1

From starting the application until it freezes it appears to leak memory at an staggering rate.

Withing 4 minutes it’s gone from a few MB to 7.5 GB.

I only have 8GB so the inevitable happens

Making SketchUp unusable…

Macbook : Mac OSX el capitan


#2

Odds are good there is an extension running that is gobbling memory. I would recommend disabling all extensions, then restarting, and turning them on, one at a time to see which is the culprit.


#3

I had the same kind of problem when I tried using a CADmouse - the 3DConnexion software ran away with memory. Are you using that? Or any other 3D Connexion product that uses the same software? Also Mac, El Capitan here.

I had to return the mouse and uninstall the software AND the extension in puts into Sketchup - in a non-standard location, too, so it was hard to find. And it doesn’t uninstall properly from within Sketchup.

From a rusty memory, the location is /Library/Application Support/Sketchup 20xx/Sketchup/Plugins, instead of ~/Library/Application Support/Sketchup 20xx/Sketchup/Plugins. Note the missing tilde (~) character. To find it, in Finder, use the menu Go/Go to Folder… and enter /Library/, then browse your way from there, if it is 3DConnexion that’s the problem.


#4

That is right, There was an issue with 3dconnexion’s old extension. I am running the newest version on El Cap now, and it seems to be OK. I believe that the newest version has that issue addressed.


#5

This was installed straight from the download. No 3D Connections, and no installed extensions. Just a pure install. 35 - 40 minutes later out of memory fully in swap and not responding.


#6

Schmidttrigger. Did you ever get an adequate response. I’m dealing with the same issue. Mine has run all the way up to 11.3 GB