My AutoCAD 2013 crashes constantly, I cannot do more then 10 mins of work without a crash.
I think the numbers are not always the same.
I am editing a project I started with ACE 2012
Please help, I have sent numerous reports. This is nearly unusable.
Thanks in advance.
Does it crash ONLY when you work on a particular set of dwgs?
Can you work longer than 10m if you start a new dwg directly after startup without opening any old dwgs?
Do you have all updates and hotfixes installed?
Are you having crashes in any other programs?
Thanks for trying to help me Brad
All my drawings were started on an older ACE, and all crash. Seems to crash less often if I close each drawing before opening another one to make alterations.
I have not needed to start a new project, and I am away from my licence server at the moment so cannot test. So I am unsure.
The only hotfix I can find is related to cloud sync warnings, and I have installed this one.
No other programs crash, and my old ACE 2012 worked fine. It is only 2013. I uninstalled 2012, cleaned out everything AutoCAD related (as per recomendations) and installed 2013, (Done this twice).
A couple more questions...
Does a dwg audit do anything, note that this is not the electrical function that checks electrical funcionality but the ACAD one that checks the actual dwg itself for corruption or errors.
If you copy the dwg and work on the copy, does that help?
Have you tried copying and pasting the contents of the dwg to a new dwg and then working on it?
I opened up my ACE, opened up a drawing and tried the audit, came up with nothing. Opened a second drawing and ran the audit, nothing. Clicked the close button on ACE and it asked if i would like to save each drawing as it was closing, then as it was closing the second drawing I got another Access Violation.
I started a new project and copied 5 of the drawings I was working on (all drawings were created in ACE 2013) into this new project, but still got the same crash.
I have not tried copying everything out of a drawing yet, but the crashes seem to happen more often if I have more then one drawing open, or if I use the previous/next drawing buttons.
Try doing a repair install of ACE. This may fix the problem.
If the repair doesn't work, you may want to try a full re-install. just remember to export your licence before the re-install and import it again after it's finished.
You may also have a hardware problem.
Are any other memory intensive programs crashing? You may have a bad stick of RAM.
Get your IT department to run a disk check to see if there may be any bad sectors on the hard drive as it may be failing.
Before I wrote on this forum I tried the repair, same issue. Then tried the full clean out (again) and reinstall, same issue.
This crash only started since I started using ACE 2013, ACE 2012 worked without issue.
I have run all the hardware checks and it all comes out clean.
I run Solidworks 2012 that is resource hungry without issue.
I run virtual machines, sometimes two at a time, and never have any issues.This can use up to 9Gb of the 10Gb I have on my machine.
I do not believe this is a hardware issue.
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