I am using AutoCAD 2011 for Mac to draw simple 2D blueprints for lithography masks.
When I try to use copy or copy with base point and subsequently paste commands, AutoCAD either does nothing or crashes. Approximately once out of 10 times it will successfully copy the selection. This applies to copying between drawings as well as within a drawing.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software but it's not helping.
Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I am not sure, but I think tis could be some "permissions" problem, because when you copy something in AutoCAD it creates temporary file at: "/private/var/folders/H0/H0xmN6GtFmSVDJpzLlokh++++
Unfortunately I don't know how to repair this.
We have also experienced the frequent crashing when copying/pasting.
Operating on the "permissions" theory proposed by Maxim, here is what I have attempted to rectify the problem:
First you must set MacOS to show hidden files. you do this with 2 command strings in Terminal Ap.
String #1 - "defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE" (no quotes)
String #2 - "killall Finder" (again, no quotes)
Close Terminal Ap, then navigate to Macintosh HD/private, which you will now be able to see, and add your user account to the permissions list, with the privilege level of Read & Write
I will post once any clear indications of either success or failure are known.
Thank you for your replies!
I added my account to the list of permitted users to read and write in /private as you described.
It seemed to make my system unstable and I experienced my first mac crash.
I was however able to change the path for where AutoCAD saves temporary files in the Application tab in the preferences menu. I created a folder in my home directory (that i already have all permissions to) and directed "Temporary drawing file location" and "Temporary external reference file location" there.
Copy/pasting still doesn't work every time, but the software no longer crashes.
I suspect that this, at least partially solved my problems.
I noticed no difference after resetting the permissions to /private, good or bad, so I tried the redirecting temp files to a folder in the Documents directory. This has reduced the frequency of crashes, but not eliminated them entirely. I am hoping the 2012 release arrives soon!
I am having this problem as well, copying and pasting from drawing to drawing.
A simple solution that my classmates offered, just save your work to a different file name. A big hassle, but this is only for ; if you're copying a single item/drawing.
They really need to fix this problem!!!
Same problem here as wel.
Copying lines, blocks or whatever (with basepoint) works, but when i try to paste them nothing happens or autocad freezes or crashes. When nothing happens it sometimes does paste after pressing 10+ times cmd-v. or it crashes.
Autocad worked fine last few months but this weird problem started just a few days ago.
Just tried it in a new document, i get the following message when trying to paste