Michael,

Have you emptied the Trash within the database?
Did you compact the database?

To save your current PCB artwork you may need to export the PCB in PCB ASCII 2.8 
format, then close your database with the compact while closing box ticked. 
Reopen the now compacted database and reimport your PCB.

I have successfully worked with databases of the size of around 450 MB! A lot of 
trash was in it. Deleting this trash and compacting the ddb brought me to the 
usual 100 to 150 MB database size.

Hope this helps.

Emanuel

Robison Michael R CNIN wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Well it looks like I'm in serious trouble now.  Except for
> just a couple more mounting holes and some minor silkscreening
> on the bottom layer, I have finished this board.
> 
> I posted earlier about an error with "File too big."  As
> suggested, deleting a couple of the huge mechanical layers
> allowed me to save.
> 
> Now I'm getting this error when I try to save all:
> 
> [Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Database has
> reached maximum size.
> 
> In an effort to fix this problem, I have deleted all but
> two of the mechanical layers, and I still have the error.
> I don't understand this.  I've been regularly saving all,
> and the incremental amount I added since the last "save 
> all" is microscopic compared to the reduction of file size 
> by deleting all those mechanical layers.
> 
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I'm getting a bit
> nervous. 
> 
> Thanks, Michael Robison
> 
>  
> 
> 


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