Yesterday I encountered yet another (sigh) bug in the C3D 2013, some .dwg's saved out of 2014 will cause a "out of memory" shutdown error in civil 2013. The drawing im talking about has a very small surface in it with some line work. When I save it in 2014 then try and open it in 2013, 2013 locks up, eats all my memory, then crashes with "out of memory" (see screenshot).
BUT, if you "Export to dwg" then try and open the dwg, it works. Unfortunately this isnt a fix, because then we loose all the styles associated with the drawing.
See, I would include the file but it contains all of our styles, and since we spent so much money creating them, I cannot share them. If a Autodesk professional (do they actually hang out on the forums?) would like to see the file I can e-mail it.
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An FYI, most likely anyone here that may be able to help already has their own styles setup to their liking, therefor will have no interest or desire to use/borrow yours. There have been many discussions about this over the years, most ending with the same thoughts.... Now, if you are that concerned about it, you do know about the Purge Styles command? Set all of the default styles to Standard then purge out yours....
I've gotten drawings from many others and have never shared or used any of the information in them other than helping them to figure out a problem. I'm not with Autodesk, but I am an Authorized Developer with ADN. So if you'd like, I will take a look and see if I can shed some light, otherwise you may want to open a support case with Autodesk through your Subscription site. My email: jeffm AT quuxsoft DOT com
Thanks Jeff, I just emailed you the file.
There is something in one of the Grading objects that C3D2013 does not like. Exploding the gradings and adding the resulting 3dpolylines into the surface allows the drawing to open fine in 2013. I'm not sure which grading it was, as I exploded all 3 of them.
The good news is that this tells me they have improved the stability of Gradings in 2014. The bad news is that it looks like you can't work on some drawings in 2013 that have gradings created/edited in 2014.
"The good news is that this tells me they have improved the stability of Gradings in 2014. The bad news is that it looks like you can't work on some drawings in 2013 that have gradings created/edited in 2014."
I 've done one test on a simple detention basin in 14 and don't really care to test another...
Thanks for looking at it Jeff. We went back into the '14 dwg and killed the grading objects, saved and then it would open fine in '13. It would be nice if autodesk warned us about these things, but then again you cant expect a whole lot out of autodesk.
Thanks for looking.
The good news is that this tells me they have improved the stability of Gradings in 2014.
How do you come to that conclusion?
My experience was like John's. After a sending off a couple CER reports to Autodesk after hard crashing, I was done with testing grading objects in 2014. Never heard anything from Autodesk either on it.
Maybe you mean in relative terms between 2013 and 2014... but that isn't saying much...
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