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AutoCAD 2011 for Mac crashes when COPY/PASTING

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03-07-2011 11:50 PM

Hi everyone,

I am using AutoCAD 2011 for Mac to draw simple 2D blueprints for lithography masks.

When I try to use copy or copy with base point and subsequently paste commands, AutoCAD either does nothing or crashes. Approximately once out of 10 times it will successfully copy the selection. This applies to copying between drawings as well as within a drawing.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software but it's not helping.

 

Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

Best regards,

Fredrik

By now those of you who have Update 1 installed on your system should start getting in-product notification about Update 2 being available for AutoCAD 2011 for Mac.  I just wanted to let you know that this update contains the fix for the Copy/Paste issue.

 

Note: if you installed Beta version of this update released two days ago, you do not have to change it - it is the same version of an update that was released publically today.

 

Another note: with this update you no longer need acaddoc.lsp provided by Maxim as a workaround.  Feel free to delete it.  That said, I would like to sincerely thank Maxim for his efforts and help in this subject matter!

 

Thank you guys for your patience and feel free to contact me if you have issues.

 

Misha Belilovskiy

AutoCAD Test Development

 

 

Scott,

 

And I already replied to you that subsequent posts point to the official fix posted at http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=16760244&linkID=15839491.

 

Thanks,

Misha

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Re: AutoCAD 2011 for Mac crashes when COPY/PASTING

03-08-2011 08:56 AM in reply to: Fredrik_Thege

Hi Fredrik,

 

I am not sure, but I think tis could be some "permissions" problem, because when you copy something in AutoCAD it creates temporary file at: "/private/var/folders/H0/H0xmN6GtFmSVDJpzLlokh++++TI/TemporaryItems/A$CXXXXXX.DWG" on your hard drive.

Unfortunately I don't know how to repair this.

 

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Re: AutoCAD 2011 for Mac crashes when COPY/PASTING

03-08-2011 02:00 PM in reply to: Fredrik_Thege

We have also experienced the frequent crashing when copying/pasting.

Operating on the "permissions" theory proposed by Maxim, here is what I have attempted to rectify the problem:

 First you must set MacOS to show hidden files. you do this with 2 command strings in Terminal Ap.

String #1 - "defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE"  (no quotes)

String #2 - "killall Finder"  (again, no quotes)

Close Terminal Ap, then navigate to Macintosh HD/private, which you will now be able to see, and add your user account to the permissions list, with the privilege level of Read & Write

I will post once any clear indications of either success or failure are known.

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Re: AutoCAD 2011 for Mac crashes when COPY/PASTING

03-08-2011 09:13 PM in reply to: DanielSanders4280

Hi,

Thank you for your replies!

I added my account to the list of permitted users to read and write in /private as you described. 

It seemed to make my system unstable and I experienced my first mac crash. 

 

I was however able to change the path for where AutoCAD saves temporary files in the Application tab in the preferences menu. I created a folder in my home directory (that i already have all permissions to) and directed "Temporary drawing file location" and "Temporary external reference file location" there.

Copy/pasting still doesn't work every time, but the software no longer crashes.

I suspect that this, at least partially solved my problems. 

 

Best,

Fredrik

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Re: AutoCAD 2011 for Mac crashes when COPY/PASTING

03-09-2011 12:15 PM in reply to: Fredrik_Thege

I noticed no difference after resetting the permissions to /private, good or bad, so I tried the redirecting temp files to a folder in the Documents directory. This has reduced the frequency of crashes, but not eliminated them entirely. I am hoping the 2012 release arrives soon!

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Re: AutoCAD 2011 for Mac crashes when COPY/PASTING

03-13-2011 01:05 PM in reply to: Fredrik_Thege
hi, i was wondering what would i have to wirite on the terminal to hide again all temp files and stuff
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 for Mac crashes when COPY/PASTING

03-13-2011 01:55 PM in reply to: Julia.Herrera
String #1 - "defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE"  (no quotes) String #2 - "killall Finder"  (again, no quotes) HTH Maxim
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 for Mac crashes when COPY/PASTING

03-16-2011 03:20 PM in reply to: Fredrik_Thege

i am having this same issue. 

 

someone from autodesk, please respond!!

thanks

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Re: AutoCAD 2011 for Mac crashes when COPY/PASTING

03-17-2011 08:45 AM in reply to: Fredrik_Thege

I am having this problem as well, copying and pasting from drawing to drawing.

 

A simple solution that my classmates offered, just save your work to a different file name. A big hassle, but this is only for ; if you're copying a single item/drawing.

 

They really need to fix this problem!!!

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Re: AutoCAD 2011 for Mac crashes when COPY/PASTING

03-23-2011 01:15 PM in reply to: Bready

Same problem here as wel.

 

Copying lines, blocks or whatever (with basepoint) works, but when i try to paste them nothing happens or autocad freezes or crashes. When nothing happens it sometimes does paste after pressing 10+ times cmd-v. or it crashes.

 

Autocad worked fine last few months but this weird problem started just a few days ago.

 

EDIT:

 

Just tried it in a new document, i get the following message when trying to paste

 

http://i.imgur.com/K3FFP.jpg

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