I am constantly running into crashes with AutoCAD Civil 3d 2013 (note: no errors on startup of autocad)... all that I am doing is inserting a basic block (which is at 14mb even though there are no layers or styles in the drawing); which in turn wants to sit and think about it... xrefs take forever to load and I get errors all of the time... I have never had this problems with previous versions of AutoCAD... 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, etc... I have used them all and never had the amount of troubles that I have with this version of CAD...
I have hardware acceleration turned off, Window basic theme turned on and all of the older ways of editing turned on...
And why is it that I cannot use my properties dialog box anymore with 2013, it could be simple lines; but it will just hesitate anytime I select anything...
Windows 7 64bit
8gigs of ram
current version of video card
ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
I thought AutoCAD was a productive tool not something where you have to wait half of the day to do any work... Why spend the more and more money every year to get something that does not work...
I appologize for this, but I am at my wits end with this and spend hours trying to figure out why autocad is doing what it is doing...
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From what you listed as your graphics card, it is not supported by Autodesk...
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try write blocking the data you need out of the 14mb drawing and see if it gets any smaller.
then try xrefing in the newer smaller drawing.
Civil 3D 2013
Win 7 Pro x64
Intel Xeon 2.0GHz
ATI Firepro 4800
Go back to Civil 3D 2012, I've had zero issues since I've installed all the updates. Rule of thumb never install a version of Autodesk software that's not in your current calendar year, and only if there is at least 1 Service pack available.