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*Cullen, Dave
Message 1 of 17 (29 Views)

QC7 broke

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03-21-2000 03:42 AM
Starting this morning, my QC7 crashes when trying to edit my drawing. I get
this message saying it will try to "recover" changes, then crash & burn with
"floating point error 81".

Whassup with that?

drc
*Norris, Ric
Message 2 of 17 (29 Views)

Re: QC7 broke

03-21-2000 04:04 AM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Hi Dave,

What did you do last night...??? I don't mean on a personal level....as I
am sure if you indulged, Ms Brown would have the scissors out quick smart.

Did you do anything to the 'puter that may have caused this error to
occur...???

Is the error message occurring with just one particular drawing....or
several drawings....???

What is the command/s you are issuing when this happens....???

Ric Norris.

"Dave Cullen" wrote in message
news:8b7nal$15v5@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> Starting this morning, my QC7 crashes when trying to edit my drawing. I
get
> this message saying it will try to "recover" changes, then crash & burn
with
> "floating point error 81".
>
> Whassup with that?
>
> drc
>
>
>
*Cullen, Dave
Message 3 of 17 (29 Views)

Re:

03-21-2000 01:44 PM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Ric Norris wrote:
>
> Hi Dave,
>
> What did you do last night...??? I don't mean on a personal level....as I
> am sure if you indulged, Ms Brown would have the scissors out quick smart.

Ouch.

> Did you do anything to the 'puter that may have caused this error to
> occur...???

Nope. Did some work on the drawing Sunday afternoon, went to continue
Monday morning & it's broke.

> Is the error message occurring with just one particular drawing....or
> several drawings....???

One particular drawing. My first and only drawing after going through
the tutorials in the book.

> What is the command/s you are issuing when this happens....???

I can load the drawing OK, but ANY editing function will cause a severe
crash & burn. I can select a block of entities with a rubber-band-drag,
but if I select an individual entity....crash. Even trying to move the
drawing around on the page will crash.

This is not fun. If this drawing somehow became corrupt and can't be
fixed, Imma gonna be pissed.

The error message says floating point error 0x81. There's no dimensions
or fancy stuff in the drawing, just basic geometric shapes. But I do
have a few hours invested...

Only thing funky I can see is it looks like one of my lines is longer
than what I remember making it. I was going to select and trim or delete
the line, but I can't get that far.

Ummm?

drc
*Smith, Harvey
Message 4 of 17 (29 Views)

Re:

03-21-2000 01:58 PM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Hi, Dave.

This sounds terminal. See if you can save that drawing to a floppy if you really
need it. If QC won't let you, then do it through Explore.

Then Uninstall QC through Windows. Back out of any programs running in the
background, including virus stuff. Just get back to the desktop, clean.

Then try a re-install of QC. That can cure a lot of these kinds of problems. And
get back to the newsgroup if the problem is still there. You'll get other
suggestions, but start with this one first.

H
*Support], Keith Sibbert [Autodesk
Message 5 of 17 (29 Views)

Re:

03-21-2000 09:32 PM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Dave,

There are two things you can try. 1) Select File>Merge and see if merging the
drawing into a blank drawing corrects the problem. 2) Open the drawing then,
before trying to edit anything, save it as a .dxf file then open the .dxf file
and see it this fixes it.

--
Keith Sibbert
PSG Product Support, Americas
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion

Dave Cullen wrote:

> Ric Norris wrote:
> >
> > Hi Dave,
> >
> > What did you do last night...??? I don't mean on a personal level....as I
> > am sure if you indulged, Ms Brown would have the scissors out quick smart.
>
> Ouch.
>
> > Did you do anything to the 'puter that may have caused this error to
> > occur...???
>
> Nope. Did some work on the drawing Sunday afternoon, went to continue
> Monday morning & it's broke.
>
> > Is the error message occurring with just one particular drawing....or
> > several drawings....???
>
> One particular drawing. My first and only drawing after going through
> the tutorials in the book.
>
> > What is the command/s you are issuing when this happens....???
>
> I can load the drawing OK, but ANY editing function will cause a severe
> crash & burn. I can select a block of entities with a rubber-band-drag,
> but if I select an individual entity....crash. Even trying to move the
> drawing around on the page will crash.
>
> This is not fun. If this drawing somehow became corrupt and can't be
> fixed, Imma gonna be pissed.
>
> The error message says floating point error 0x81. There's no dimensions
> or fancy stuff in the drawing, just basic geometric shapes. But I do
> have a few hours invested...
>
> Only thing funky I can see is it looks like one of my lines is longer
> than what I remember making it. I was going to select and trim or delete
> the line, but I can't get that far.
>
> Ummm?
>
> drc
*Cullen, Dave
Message 6 of 17 (29 Views)

Re:

03-22-2000 08:06 AM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Only one drawing seems to be affected, so It doesn't seem likely that
reinstalling the application would help. I suppose it wouldn't hurt tho.

drc

Harvey Smith wrote:
>
> Hi, Dave.
>
> This sounds terminal. See if you can save that drawing to a floppy if you really
> need it. If QC won't let you, then do it through Explore.
>
> Then Uninstall QC through Windows. Back out of any programs running in the
> background, including virus stuff. Just get back to the desktop, clean.
>
> Then try a re-install of QC. That can cure a lot of these kinds of problems. And
> get back to the newsgroup if the problem is still there. You'll get other
> suggestions, but start with this one first.
>
> H
*Cullen, Dave
Message 7 of 17 (29 Views)

Re:

03-22-2000 08:10 AM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Tried both methods, with no luck. Merge went OK, but QC still crashes
when I try to edit the drawing. Same thing when I load the saved .dxf
version.

The drawing is small...only 30K. Anybody at Autodesk wanna see if it'll
load into their QC?

drc

"Keith Sibbert [Autodesk Support]" wrote:
>
> Dave,
>
> There are two things you can try. 1) Select File>Merge and see if merging the
> drawing into a blank drawing corrects the problem. 2) Open the drawing then,
> before trying to edit anything, save it as a .dxf file then open the .dxf file
> and see it this fixes it.
>
> --
> Keith Sibbert
> PSG Product Support, Americas
> WW Support & Services, Autodesk
> Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
>
> Dave Cullen wrote:
>
> > Ric Norris wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Dave,
> > >
> > > What did you do last night...??? I don't mean on a personal level....as I
> > > am sure if you indulged, Ms Brown would have the scissors out quick smart.
> >
> > Ouch.
> >
> > > Did you do anything to the 'puter that may have caused this error to
> > > occur...???
> >
> > Nope. Did some work on the drawing Sunday afternoon, went to continue
> > Monday morning & it's broke.
> >
> > > Is the error message occurring with just one particular drawing....or
> > > several drawings....???
> >
> > One particular drawing. My first and only drawing after going through
> > the tutorials in the book.
> >
> > > What is the command/s you are issuing when this happens....???
> >
> > I can load the drawing OK, but ANY editing function will cause a severe
> > crash & burn. I can select a block of entities with a rubber-band-drag,
> > but if I select an individual entity....crash. Even trying to move the
> > drawing around on the page will crash.
> >
> > This is not fun. If this drawing somehow became corrupt and can't be
> > fixed, Imma gonna be pissed.
> >
> > The error message says floating point error 0x81. There's no dimensions
> > or fancy stuff in the drawing, just basic geometric shapes. But I do
> > have a few hours invested...
> >
> > Only thing funky I can see is it looks like one of my lines is longer
> > than what I remember making it. I was going to select and trim or delete
> > the line, but I can't get that far.
> >
> > Ummm?
> >
> > drc
*Smith, Harvey
Message 8 of 17 (29 Views)

Re:

03-22-2000 08:21 AM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Absolutely. Post it in Customer Files and reference it here. Someone will try it
for you.

Convert it to dxf if you can, and put both the native and dxf files in a zip and
post it that way.

Since AutoDesk has redesigned its web pages, I can't give you a URL to pick up
Customer Files. It used to be at the bottom of the "discussion groups" page, but
I haven't updated my bookmarks yet. Such a pain!! Sorry. You snould be able to
use the Search function at the top.

H
*Smith, Harvey
Message 9 of 17 (29 Views)

Re:

03-22-2000 08:26 AM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Dave,

Looks like you're going to have to configure your particular newsreader to pick
up the various discussion groups and Customer Files. If you go to
http://www3.autodesk.com/adsk/support/item/0,,180006--151605,00.html you can see
the directions there.

I use Netscape and I configured it long ago. Each newsreader is different,
though.

H
*Smith, Harvey
Message 10 of 17 (29 Views)

Re:

03-22-2000 08:42 AM in reply to: *Cullen, Dave
Dave,

By all means, place the file in CF. You can pick it up and add it to your
newsreader from the bottom of the new URL,
http://www3.autodesk.com/adsk/support/item/0,,180006--151605,00.html. Reference
the file here and someone will try it.

H
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