I have been able to identify when it will crash. If I have one or multiple drawings open does not seem to matter.
After working on a drawing for a while, if I hit save, then close the drawing, AutoCAD will crash. If I hit save, and wait ten minutes, I can close the program, or file safely.
>> After working on a drawing for a while, if I hit save, then close the drawing, AutoCAD will crash.
I tried it in the way you described it, but I can't reproduce a crash then.
So something is different, let's start with the drawing type: does that also happen with a brand new drawing based on an original AutoCAD-template?
Next is the storage location, does that issue happen to you for drawings on network as well as on drawings located on the local harddisk?
Have you tried to disable antivirus and other defending-software for testing?
Have you installed SP1.1?
Do you have any application or tool (or one of the apps available on www) on top of your AutoCAD?
If everything fails, a good test is also to login to your Windows with another login-name and try it again.
- alfred -
All of the files are stored on my laptop. This will happen with new files and old files. I often have a couple of other programs open(Excell, Outlook, IE) while I work in AutoCAD. I also use a docking station in order to have two screens.
All of my software is up to date.
Could I just be over tasking my machine? It has a Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @ 3.06GHz, and 8GB of RAM.
>> I often have a couple of other programs open(Excell, Outlook, IE) while I work in AutoCAD
I don't think that other software (parallel to AutoCAD) is loaded, my question was more "apps running within AutoCAD".
>> Could I just be over tasking my machine?
Other software may limit AutoCAD in case of memory-limitations, so take a look to the task-manager how many of your 8GB is free when getting that issue. But to make sure you can reboot your workstation and start nothing more than AutoCAD to test it.
>> All of the files are stored on my laptop.
Try then to use another destination, e.g. a USB-device, ...just for testing!
Also try to disable your antivirus software while this test period.
- alfred -
This is most certainally the HP driver issue (I believe I was on 6.07.2?). We have the same plotter (HP 500). I had removed the plotter and driver (also through printer managment) and now I no longer have the problem. Our plotter was also networked.
Hello mikesidea or anybody with this problem really, I think one of our work stations here is having this problem. He has recently had his workstation upgraded to a Windows 7 64 bit machine and we also have a Designjet 500. After you removed the plotter and driver and everything worked did you end up getting a new driver or did you end up having to get another plotter? If anyone has more info on this please let me know, this crashing everytime you close a drawing gets very old very quick.
I solved it by removing the device from the printers list AND this step:
1. Win 7- Type in "Print Managment" in the search, open.
2. On the left panel, open the "All Drivers" folder.
3. Find and Delete the driver for the HP 500.
Now you have truely removed the device.
Once you have done that, than re-add the device as normal. Not sure why it worked, but for the time being it hasnt been crashing. Hope that helps. We are still using the same "most recent" drivers and same plotter.
Uninstalling & reinstalling the HP driver has worked. I now have a stable AutoCAD that I can rely on again. Many thanks for all of your advice. Sorted just in time for 2014 version.
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