I`m running a simple model in ArcMap 10.2, which makes my ArcMap crashing (closing and then an error message pops in saying that ArcMap has encountered a serious error, and there is an option to report it to ESRI). Basically I want to rasterise some polygons, so I built a model: Iterate Feature Class> Project> Polygon To Raster. Does anyone have an idea why my ArcMap crashes when I run this particular model? (I do run a lot of different model, but have never encountered this issue before...)
You could try a few things to find the root cause.
First, can you isolate the issue down to particular feature classes? This might indicate that there may be an problem with your feature class. Second, try running the model in ArcCatalog and test. Third, try disabling any third party extensions you might have installed.
So after considering several options (including replacing the
Polygon To Raster with the
Feature To Raster - which did not produce the expected result) I decided to trim the name of the feature class. And the miracle happened, ArcMap did not crash. Looks like that Arc Model Builder is happy with short names but will crash if the input has a lengthy name. The output files can very easily be renamed any time with the Orscar`s Renamer.