Auto save/export after long processes

Idea created by wrgillespie on Dec 9, 2014
    • prinz_martin
    • alisonrm
    • rchasan
    • wrgillespie
    • RRG03CS
    My idea is to have aan ArcMap feature in which an output layer (in memory) is auto-saved or exported after a long process is completed.  For example, I recently ran an O-D Cost Matrix solve in Network Analyst, overnight.  It was a big one, succesfully producing 28+ million O-D combinations!  However, upon returning in the morning and clicking "save" in ArcMap the computer immediately froze and would not recover.  Since the line layer was stored "in memory" it was lost.

    Since this problem could also happen to anyone whose organization automatically logs-off or shutdowns or installs updates when long processes are enabled, an auto-export or auto-save of such analysis outputs would be a welcome addition to improve process flow.