Cache path of InVEST 3.12.1 - new Workbench

My data is so large that the default cache path is not enough to run. How do I set a new cache path of InVEST 3.12.1 - new Workbench? I changed the cache path in the previous InVEST 3.8, but did not find it in 3.12.1 - new Workbench.

Hi @ShuaiMa , thanks for posting here.

The cache directory for the Workbench is at C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\invest-workbench (if you are on Windows). Currently we don’t allow the user to change that, though we could in the future if there is a need. As far as I know, there is no limit to the amount of data you can store there, other than the size of your hard drive.

The Workbench does not make any copies of the input data you use for an invest model in that directory. So I would expect it to only create a small amount of data there regardless of the size of your model data (my directory is about 60MB).

Could you describe the specific problem you encountered while using the Workbench?

Also, maybe it would help to hear about why it was necessary to change the cache path in InVEST 3.8, so that we can accommodate that need again if necessary. Thank you,

1 Like