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Model built in Pro stuck at 52% for hours

Question asked by data.officer on May 18, 2017
Latest reply on May 19, 2017 by Dan_Patterson

Hi all

 

I've built a model in Pro 1.4 that iterates through eight point layers in a geodatabase, each containing thousands of species records. I'm buffering each of these datasets (with the 'dissolve the output features into a single feature' option ticked) and finally clipping the resulting shapefiles to the Great Britain coastline. 

 

The model has been running for over three hours now and is still at the 'Buffer' stage (i.e. the first tool). The progress bar has been stuck at 52% for hours and I don't know whether or not I should keep waiting or cancel everything.

 

I would just let it keep running while opening another session and trying to do the same thing manually for each file but it seems as if you cannot open multiple instances of ArcGIS Pro - is this true? If so this is a major drawback. 

 

Do you think it's possible that the model might still finish successfully or should I cancel it? How reliable is the percentage progress bar? And is it normal that, while the model is running, I don't seem to be able to do any other tasks such as opening attribute tables in the Table of Contents or expanding Geodatabases in the Project pane to see which files they contain? 

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