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#70417 by Tiffany
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:48 pm
One of my drawings keeps crashing when I delete a layer, but it doesn't do it every time... However this particular file has crashed this way a few times after deleting layers. It was doing this under DataCAD 18, hoped it was an unmentioned fix in 19, no luck though. Generally, they are packed layers 1000+ entities, deleting via the always on Layer Manager. It has not happened through the utility menu. The crash doesn't affect the program or any other open drawings thankfully.

Going to purge my file and hope that clears what ever the issue is, just wanted to share what I have been running into, and recommend you save before deleting layers (just like I save before editing any hatched poly lines - old habit that I picked up way back from the datacad 12 days LOL)

I also noticed you can't undo a paste any more - is this intended?
#70418 by joshhuggins
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:13 pm
Not 100% sure what is going on but one thing to try is copy all of the contents of the layer(s) in question to the clipboard. Close and purge the file and when purging make sure to uncheck the layer(s) you copied in the previous step. Once the file is purged, open it and then paste the clipboard entities using Original Layer and Absolute Zero to have Datacad create a new layer named with the old layers name and put the entities back on the new fresh layer.
#70419 by David A. Giesselman
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:19 pm
Have you tried the new Repair option on this file? If you have and it's still having the problem, send it to as we have more extensive repair tools at our disposal.

As for the missing Undo after a Paste, this may be due to an anomaly in the initial release of v19 and will be corrected in the first update.

#70432 by David A. Giesselman
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:26 pm
Tiffany wrote:Thanks for the suggestions. Ran the repair function on my sheet, it found 493 invalid entities in 10 symbol definitions.
So far so good, the repaired file has not crashed!

Just out of curiosity, what is the history of those Symbols? Were they originated within DataCAD or imported from elsewhere?

#70469 by Tiffany
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:09 pm
The majority of the symbols appear to be left overs from previous projects - base plans that have been pulled forward through a few different projects, sheets bound then the layer deleted, but the symbols remained. One of our basic office drawing note symbols even refers back to my DataCAD 12 symbol folder. (Yeah, I am one of those people that still has every DataCAD installation still on my PC).

None appear to be DataCAD's built in symbols though, to answer your question Dave.

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