I am having trouble with ACADE when I insert an ABECAD block. I select the block to insert, when I click for the insertion point it starts inserting and then ACADE stops working. It is not all blocks as some work fine and others do not. Has anyone else experienced this? Any work arounds or settings that need to be adjusted. FYI, I am running Windows 7 on my laptop. I have re-installed ecad works a couple of times and have all the latest updates but it does not seem to make a difference. It is becoming increasingly frustrating. If anyone can help, it would be appreciated.
Thanks for the report!
In order to narrow down this issue, need more information from you, for example, your "insert" means just call AutoCAD command INSERT to insert ABECAD block, right ? you said ACADE 2012 stop working, what's the observation for this issue ? Is it a crash or something else ? if it is a crash, please send the CER report with your email address to Autodesk. So far i cannot reproduce your issue, from your description we know that this is block file specific issue, so can you attach an ABECAD block dwg file (which has this problem) here or send it to Hongyuan.Li@autodesk.com , then we can reprodcue it and find a solution or workaround (if possible) for you.
Thanks for your support !
This is what I am doing. I will inset a panel footprint from the schematic list. If it does not showup in the pre-loaded footprints, ihave the option to select a footprint from ABECAD. I click the "ABECAD" button and the ABECAD starts. I select the part number through ABECAD and when I continue to insert it into my drawing, ACADE generates a messgae that says it has stopped working and then shuts down. It does not do this on every block, but quite a few. The specific number in ABECAD I am trying to insert is 100-C09DJ10.
I have tried this on a few other laptops running windows 7 and this happens. When I try it on laptops running Windows XP, I do not have this issue (at least with this part) I am running ACADE V12 and the latest version of eCAD works downloaded from AB website.
I have installed the eCADWorks from http://www.rockwellautomation.com/en/e-tools/drawi
and I am using the ACE2012, then i create a Footprint from Schematic list, choose a component with Manufacturer as AB, and also no footprint in the ACE database, then I can click the ABECAD button and launch the Product Configurator by RAISE, and also i can insert the footprint into the drawing successfully.
you mentioned that for some catalogs, it will failed, and make the ACE hangs, can you let me know which catalogs will have the problem? then we can check if our ACE2012 have some issues, or it is the problem for eCADWorks by AB.
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I never use the drawings as-is from AB. They are 3d models which bloat the size of the drawing. When inserting, the parts would slide vertically and I would end up with a real mess.
Since the panel layout is 2d anyway, I Flatten anything I get from AB and then clean up and apply a Wipeout outline to the part. This way, it will hide the dinrail that it is being placed on.
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