C3D 2013 crashed on me earlier today with the above error. I've submitted several Reports after the crashes. I've tried rebooting, repairing, re-installing, uninstalling and reinstalling with reboots in between. I have a presentation tomorrow and I need to fix my C3D drawings. When trying to start C3D, as soon as the splash screen is gone, I get the "FATAL ERROR: Out of memory - shutting down" AutoCAD Error Aborting error.
C3D 2012 still works and AutoCAD 2013 works, but of course I can't edit my C3D objects.
I've just submitted a report and figured I'd post here as well.
I also recommend that you DO NOT upgrade to 2013 at this point... Too many bugs.
You may be encountering one of those. It's especially bad to try upgrading a project just as you need to do an important presentation... Stay on 2012. Things might get better after 2013 SP1 is released, but I wouldn't be in a hurry to upgrade until then.
There are plenty of bugs enough in 2012, such as the way the settings in the "Add Labels" palette often fail to appear; the way the "Recent Documents" list fails to work; the way that the Menu bar will appear overtying the Ribbon in a sort of "garbage" UI display (even thought the menu is turned off); the way that C3D will "lose focus" and go into "Not Responding" mode in a large variety of commands for no apparant reason; and a whole bunch of other problems. But in general, C3D 2012 seems to work better than C3D 2013, even though C3D 2012 has TONS of problems that were never fixed.
If you can't track down a back up to run in 2012 then try the instructions in this article -
This should clean out all the settings stored in your user profile for civil 3d and when you start up civil 3d, a secondary installer should put in fressh files and settings.
If that doesn't work, and you still want civil 3d, search for removing all settings after uninstalling civil 3d to give you a clean install.
Certainly sounds like a broken setting in the civil 3d user registry or file areas which resetting the user setting to kick of the secondary installer should fix.
I have had similar issues with some users on 2010 and 2011 which was fixed by resetting the user settings.
Might be worth a look after you have your project sorted.
Try deleting all the Cache Files in " c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Autodesk\AutoC
That worked for me. I didn't think of getting rid of temp files. That's one thing I recommend to my users when they are having problems...
I just ran into the same problem in Civil 3D 2012
The problem arised after i created a certain feature line. The program crashed and closed. Now i cannot open this file again without the error. I can open all other files though.
I thought of trying to delete the aforementioned files but couldnt locate them even after using the search function.
After a year, has there appeared a better solution to fix the problem?
My whole project is in that one file that i don't have any copies of...
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