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Re: Hourglass when entering layer drop down

07-11-2007 08:15 AM in reply to: Matt Stock
This happens after going into the hatch command, using the custom pattern
selection dialog box.
Done it since 2005 at least.


wrote in message news:5651173@discussion.autodesk.com...
Just recently I encountered a issue with LDDT 2008 tossing up an hourglass
whenever I mouse over the layer drop down tool bar. This happens after
about 2+/- hours of use and prior to me loading up a drawing with a project
(but it has happened before when working with projects in profiles, ect).

If I do nothing and continue to work with it like that it will eventually
fatal error with what my dealer says is a memory error. If I immediately
reboot I can sometimes go the rest of the day before having this happen
again but sometimes I have it happen several times a day. This is on
several machines (different installs) here at our office also.

Upon getting the hour glass I ctrl/alt/del and my system resources show I
have a little over a gig of unused memory in a system with 2 gigs of memory
overall.

To me is seems like a memory leak with LDD but I am not sure. Can anyone
suggest possible issues I can look at to solve this problem with our
systems? We run XP Pro with AMD 64 4000+ (939) with 2 gigs matched Kingston
ram (PC3200), WD raptor HD's in a Shuttle system case. Not sure if any of
that info. helps but figured it couldn't hurt.

Thanks

Matt

Re: Hourglass when entering layer drop down

07-11-2007 08:37 AM in reply to: Matt Stock
Verified! But there must be something else too, since I rarely use the
custom patterns.


"Rob" wrote in message
news:5654025@discussion.autodesk.com...
This happens after going into the hatch command, using the custom pattern
selection dialog box.
Done it since 2005 at least.

Re: Hourglass when entering layer drop down

07-11-2007 09:06 AM in reply to: Matt Stock
You dont have to use a custom pattern.
Just opening that dialog box is enough to cause the hourglass to showup.
If I remember correctly, that will continue to happen throught the entire
acad session, drawing after drawing.
Closing acad and restarting the program was the method to clear the
hourglass.

"DougK" wrote in message
news:5654101@discussion.autodesk.com...
Verified! But there must be something else too, since I rarely use the
custom patterns.


"Rob" wrote in message
news:5654025@discussion.autodesk.com...
This happens after going into the hatch command, using the custom pattern
selection dialog box.
Done it since 2005 at least.
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Post 14 of 19

Re: Hourglass when entering layer drop down

07-11-2007 09:09 AM in reply to: Matt Stock
I had the same hour glass problem even when i was working in LDD 2004, it never seemed to cause any other problems, that i noticed anyhow. But its definatly not a new problem.

Re: Hourglass when entering layer drop down

07-11-2007 10:20 AM in reply to: Matt Stock
Which version did this bug start?

Can we get a LDD3?

Going once...Going twice.....



wrote in message news:5654188@discussion.autodesk.com...
I had the same hour glass problem even when i was working in LDD 2004, it
never seemed to cause any other problems, that i noticed anyhow. But its
definatly not a new problem.
*Jeff Mishler
Post 16 of 19

Re: Hourglass when entering layer drop down

07-11-2007 10:22 AM in reply to: Matt Stock
Nope, I've never seen it in LDT3...and I still use it so it's not a
forgotten memory.

"Rob" wrote in message
news:5654343@discussion.autodesk.com...
Which version did this bug start?

Can we get a LDD3?

Going once...Going twice.....



wrote in message news:5654188@discussion.autodesk.com...
I had the same hour glass problem even when i was working in LDD 2004, it
never seemed to cause any other problems, that i noticed anyhow. But its
definatly not a new problem.
*John Mayo
Post 17 of 19

Re: Hourglass when entering layer drop down

07-11-2007 10:39 AM in reply to: Matt Stock
Go to R.K.'s blog.

http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com/2007/07/tracking-down-why-that-application-is.html

--
John Mayo
Project Engineer
Conklin Associates
Ramsey, NJ

Civil 3D 2008, LDT 2008, Raster Design 2008
P-IV at 3.5 GHz
2 GB Ram
Nvidea Quadro FX w/ 128 MB Ram
"DougK" wrote in message
news:5654101@discussion.autodesk.com...
Verified! But there must be something else too, since I rarely use the
custom patterns.


"Rob" wrote in message
news:5654025@discussion.autodesk.com...
This happens after going into the hatch command, using the custom pattern
selection dialog box.
Done it since 2005 at least.
*John Mayo
Post 18 of 19

Re: Hourglass when entering layer drop down

07-11-2007 10:43 AM in reply to: Matt Stock
I don't recall this in R3. I think it was 05 or 06 but I also think many of
those instances were due to large layer filter lists. I think the users
complained about long lag times going into the layer dropdown & long lags
getting into the layer manager. A good search through the NG would answer
the question. Gotta get back to work right now.

--
John Mayo
Project Engineer
Conklin Associates
Ramsey, NJ

Civil 3D 2008, LDT 2008, Raster Design 2008
P-IV at 3.5 GHz
2 GB Ram
Nvidea Quadro FX w/ 128 MB Ram
"Jeff Mishler" wrote in message
news:5654354@discussion.autodesk.com...
Nope, I've never seen it in LDT3...and I still use it so it's not a
forgotten memory.

"Rob" wrote in message
news:5654343@discussion.autodesk.com...
Which version did this bug start?

Can we get a LDD3?

Going once...Going twice.....



wrote in message news:5654188@discussion.autodesk.com...
I had the same hour glass problem even when i was working in LDD 2004, it
never seemed to cause any other problems, that i noticed anyhow. But its
definatly not a new problem.
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Post 19 of 19

Re: Hourglass when entering layer drop down

12-12-2013 07:44 AM in reply to: *John Mayo

Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I have a brand new computer, loaded with memory and processing capability, and have installed a brand new version of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 and I still have the hourglass problem (rolling doughnut).  Upgrading doesn't solve the issue.

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