2013 C3D crashes on me a little less than once a day. Fatal errors and recoveries are also quite popular. Today, the crash took Windows 7 down with it too - a rare treat.
I have Autosave set to 20 minutes and also have the box for creating a backup file with each save checked under Options > Open and Save.
When Drawing Recovery Manager opened today, the dwg I was working on says it was last saved over 1.5 hours ago. The bak file was last saved yesterday. Usually, there's a sv$ file, but not this time. The sv$ file is typically the most up-to-date file.
Shouldn't I see a "last saved" time and date of about 30 minutes ago for my dwg? Same for the bak file? Is there some other variable that I need to set?
There is a known issue with the Publish command that may be causing your problem. When the Publish operation is running the Autosave function is turned off to avoid conflicts. Sometimes the Autosave is not reset properly, so it stays off.
(No connection with Autodesk other than using the products in the real world)
IDSP Premium 2014 (mainly Civil 3D 2014 but also 3ds Max Design)
Win 7 Pro x64, 256Gb SSD, 300Gb 15,000 rpm HDD
16Gb Ram Intel Xeon CPU E5-1607 0 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
NVIDIA Quadro 4000, Dual 27" Monitor, Dell T3600
Your Temporary File folder may be full of clutter & old files. If you are saving every 20 minutes in an 8 hour workday, that's 24 files per day. That's a lot of old stuff.
If you are a fanatical housekeeper and your temp files are removed often, then apologies in advance. Happy New Year.
Thanks everyone for your input. Sounds like it could be a number of things. Using Ctrl + S more often is probably the best workaround.
After crashing, it doesn't hurt to verify that your autosave setting (among others) is still the same as you intend it to be. Sometimes settings will change after (during?)a crash. Autodesk likes to test us like that.
Here's a link to some potential procedures that may help alleviate some of the pain in this process.
Good point. I've noticed that often the FILEDIA variable resets itself to 0 after a crash.
As for Autosave, I'm trying out leaving it off and relying on using Ctrl + S instead. During the last couple of crashes where Autosave was on and appeared to be working (in the middle of a command the program would pause while it saved), when I restarted the program the Autosave files that I thought were made 15 minutes ago simply weren't available.