We've had inventor for a few months now and we are noticing much more frequent crahes. Making parts is fine, assembling parts is fine. But making drawings from assemblies takes much more time than i would have thought, inventor runs really slowly and sometimes crashes (usually is struggles through). Editing the drawings is where the real problems are. For example, selecting all edges to change the line thickness will cause inventor to crash 9 times out of 10. Editing title blocks is even worse. I can bring in a complicated assembly, wait until inventor has struggled through making the drawings, then go to change a dimension on a title block and it will crash.
As you can imagine this is very frustrating as it seems to be the simpler parts of the program that cause most of the issues.
I thought it may have been a graphics issue, but i can't see how editing a dimension on a 2d drawing would support this.
ram maybe? but again its just editing a title block, surely the ram reqquirements are much less than for actually creating the assmebly itself?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
windows 7 64 bit,
Precision T3500 workstation
processor 2.5 Ghz
ram 4 gb
1gb ATi graphics card
its a brand new pc so it should perform as above, there is nothing else on it except inventor so it doesn't need defraging or cleaning up etc.
It has just crashed again whilst putting a horizontal constraint on two text boxes, neither of them is already contrained, so i'm not telling it to do something it can't. After opening inventor and the file again, the constraint applies with no problems. Am i really expected to save my progress after every action just incase inventor decides to crash?
I am assuming you are running with Inventor 2012. If this is the case, then there is a hotfix available at the following location:
Hopefully this will resolve your crashing problem.
Am I missing something here?
I've been using Inventor since rev 2 and for the life of me I can never recall having to change line thickness in a view for the part edges nor have I ever attempted to constrain two text boxes....???
Not saying it won't, I guess I've just never seen the need.
One of the first things I'd suspect if you are seeing crashes or slow responces while in the drawing enviroment would be your graphics card memory and/or your RAM amounts. Inventor, like most all other cad programs use massive amounts (or can) of memory when creating the part views, more so if you have "flowing" edges that the system has to calculate how to project for each view.
Seeing you have 1g of card memory and 4 g of RAM, depending on how complex your parts are, you might want to consider bumping those up, at least, the RAM. I'm typically running upwards of 24g RAM with 1g on the card and I can't recall a crash.
Almost forgot, I ahd numerous issues a few revs back when creating a title block as well. Found out it was the company logo that was causing the issues. Are you using a .jpg or .gif or bitmap for the logo?
I can't recall which one caused the problem, but I found out that each time I inserted the logo, attempting to get it in at the correct size, location, etc., the memory wouldn't release when I deleted the bad one. In other words, memory was still retaining each and every insertion of the logo. Before long the file was extremely large and kept crashing. Wish I could remember which type of file it was that caused this, but I'm sure a search here would show you something.
Which version of Inventor are you using?
If you are using Inventor 2012, there is a Application option on Drawing table about Performance which may help.
Also, here is a help link on performance problem,
About the Crash,
Once you encounter a crash, please try sending the report.
yep, it crushes in most unexpected moments and is no rules on it - it could be on save or update or close drawing or part or assembly. Good side of the story is that i did not noticed loosing data even unsaved part. in most times no crush report is created
I am currently in the middle of downloading 2012, when it is downloaded and installed i will see how the issues are and then apply the hotfix you suggested if required. Thanks for your assistance, i will inform you once i have completed the above.
yes mate, i have all released hotfixes installed. that 'anti crush' fix did helped slightly. i am having 1 - 2 crushes in 1 - 2 days instead 3-5 a day.
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