Model Builder + Batch Creator do not work together

Discussion created by brokev03 on Jan 8, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2013 by curtvprice
I love using model builder.  I also love the batch creator.  However, they do not seem to be compatible.  When I open a custom model in the batch processor, the following seems to happen:

Each analysis function is completed for ALL runs before the next step is begun for ANY run.  For example if my model uses "plus" for two rasters, and then reclassifies the result, "plus" is completed for each run before moving on to "reclassify."  The result is that any intermediary file that has a temporary, auto-generated name is written-over 50 times before the next step.  This means that regardless of the unique inputs used for each run in the batch creator, the model ends up only carrying ONE version of each intermediary file into each next step.  Egad.

Is there a way to specify that the batch creator wait until a single run COMPLETES before initializing the next one?

Another consequence of this problem is that for a complex model which needs to be run 100+ times on different input, the batch creator seems to insist on loading ALL inputs to memory before initializing any analysis (which could be 300 GB - so yea, not going to work).  Is there a way to just load run 1, analyze run 1, save, load run 2, analyze run 2, save?  Would make my work 90% easier.