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*Dustin
Message 11 of 18 (502 Views)

Re: AutoCAD Crashes Forever

05-28-2010 07:50 AM in reply to: pdx271
I assume win 7 64bit, what are your hardware specs-ram, video card and what
error message are you getting?

We have 5 win 7 64bit, 2 vista 64bit and 29 win xp machines with no
problems. Other then when the xp users try to work in 30+ files at once and
get the famous low memory error.

wrote in message news:6399418@discussion.autodesk.com...
I have to agree.... I have been using AutoCAD since release 10, now on 2010
& it sucks! I had been working on 2010 since Oct 09 with windows XP which
was great but since we had new systems (windows 7) past 2 months every day
at least every other drawing crashes each time I go to close the drawing. To
top it off it's not just my machine it's everyones! It is most annoying &
really wish that Autodesk would solve these technical problems. I LOL when
the drawing recovery part was mentioned! Help!!!!!! It's driving me insane
:-(
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Randy_Culp
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Message 12 of 18 (502 Views)

Re: AutoCAD Crashes Forever

05-28-2010 11:09 AM in reply to: pdx271
> {quote:title=pdx271 wrote:}{quote}
> Really! Please tell me why continuous failure is acceptable to Autodesk.

Cuz' it doesn't sound like an Autodesk issue. Now our production platforms are still running 2008 until we complete that set of contracts, but this office has been running the application since 1991 and we don't get a total of 6-8 crashes in a month for the whole 120 seats. When we do get something crashing its usually some piece of hardware going south.

Then again we don't load up every lisp, arx, dvb or whatever third party app we find floating around on every inet forum either. We run our own home-grown customizations that are well vetted prior to implementation.
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pdx271
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Message 13 of 18 (502 Views)

Re: AutoCAD Crashes Forever

06-02-2010 01:04 PM in reply to: pdx271
I would like to make this clear.

My company has provided me with a very powerful machine.
My company has a lot of resources and our network is 'state of the art'.
I am a very savvy cad user and have a background in computer science.

This issue spans my experience with multiple companies, multiple machines, networks, various project types and sizes.

The only common factor is AutoCAD or Autodesk products.

I think that the Autodesk response to this thread actually a little insulting by trying to tell me its my hardware or 'anything' but their software.
I actually find it silly that I am following up on this as we all really know the truth about AutoCAD and it's persistent crashes.
*Mike Dickason \(Autodesk\)
Message 14 of 18 (502 Views)

Re: AutoCAD Crashes Forever

06-02-2010 01:17 PM in reply to: pdx271
> I think that the Autodesk response to this thread actually a little
> insulting by trying to tell me its my hardware or 'anything' but their
> software.
> I actually find it silly that I am following up on this as we all really
> know the truth about AutoCAD and it's persistent crashes.

Looking through the thread the only "Autodesk" response is mine from back on
5/22, which is the same day as your original post. Nothing in my response
tried to blame anything or anyone for the crash. I simply offered some help
in trying to identify what was going wrong.

If you want to repsond to my original questions the offer to help still
stands.

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Mike Dickason
Senior Developer
AutoCAD SWD
Autodesk, Inc.
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pdx271
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Message 15 of 18 (437 Views)

Re: AutoCAD Crashes Forever

08-10-2010 10:33 AM in reply to: *Mike Dickason \(Autodesk\)

From version to version, user to user, machine to machine, network to network, company to company.

What do you see is the common link?

 

I would like to state for the third or fourth time that I work for a leading engineering firm that puts millions of dollars into our computing tools. If we're still going to blame the computers, or network, then I guess we're all stuck and there is no hope for a stable AutoCAD or an AutoCAD vertical application.

 

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pdx271
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Message 16 of 18 (435 Views)

Re: AutoCAD Crashes Forever

08-10-2010 10:41 AM in reply to: *Dean Saadallah

I am very happy for you.

I would bet my 401-k that you're the exception.

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Randy_Culp
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Message 17 of 18 (433 Views)

Re: AutoCAD Crashes Forever

08-10-2010 10:53 AM in reply to: pdx271

I, too work for a very large multi-national corporation with many hundreds of computers and several hundred installs of AutoCAD.  I, too, have many years experience with AutoCAD (26) and many years experience with computers (1968), and it boils down to a very simple conclusion. If the application runs fine on one machine and not the other, the difference is probably hardware.  Figure out the difference in hardware and your problem is mostly solved.  This is not the first AutoCAD release that requires a specific hardware profile and it probably will not be the last.  Of course the same can be said for most applications of this level of complexity.

 

Mike has graciously offered his assistance.  Post your specs and setup and maybe he can provide some direction.

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pdx271
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Message 18 of 18 (401 Views)

Re: AutoCAD Crashes Forever

08-14-2010 12:42 PM in reply to: Randy_Culp

Your constructive reply is quite welcome. Thank you.

 

 

I was signing on to tell everyone that my AutoCAD, C3D, MEP NEVER crashes. Never ever.

I think that If I had started this discussion with that then we would have had a more accurate response and a wider profile of users begging to differ.

 

AutoCAD and all vertical aplications based on AutoCAD are completely stable and only crash because my company's choice of network and desktop hardware, and to top it off, I am personally responsible for Autodesk products failing so often. I don't know why I make AutoCAD crash so often, but I do. I should see a shrink about this.

I am to blame. My company is to blame and the hardware that I use is to blame. I am so sorry to have blamed AutoCAD for why AutoCAD fails so often. I am such a bad user. BAD USER, BAD!

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