Really stupid question

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Muggs, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Muggs

    Muggs Guest

    Hello All,

    OK I've decided to test what happens with autorecover, so now I need a
    guaranteed way to CTD.

    Hey I told you it was a stupid question.
    Maybe this is a good sign, but I can't get SW to crash.

    BTW SW2005 SP01RC

    Boy, I NEVER thought I'd be asking this, Thanks,
    Muggs, Feb 10, 2005
  2. Muggs

    Bob P Guest

    Just use Task Manager to force SW to terminate.
    Bob P, Feb 11, 2005
  3. Muggs

    Muggs Guest

    Been there, tried that!
    Doesn't force an autosave.

    Muggs, Feb 11, 2005
  4. The autosave happens as you work, after making a set number of design
    changes... did you mean the 'autorecovery' routine is not triggered when you
    use task manager to terminate, or am I being dumb?

    By the way, I laughed out loud at your original post. Too bad its not SWx
    2001, where all you had to do was do something important that you didn't
    want to lose and it would CTD every time.
    Edward T Eaton, Feb 11, 2005
  5. Muggs

    Muggs Guest

    Sorry Ed, Yes I meant autorecovery.

    But I assumed that if you have autosave setup and had a CTD, then that would
    trigger an autorecovery.
    I guess what I'm trying to do is determine whether autorecovery is working
    or not.
    The post called "What ever happened to autorecover" got me thinking that in
    the past when SW would CTD, I would get a message upon restarting SW, asking
    if I wanted to try to autorecover the last part/assembly, and I haven't seen
    that message in awhile. And so I thought that maybe they (SW) incorporated
    it into the autosave feature.

    I haven't found any reference to autorecover anywhere in SW, help files or

    Muggs, Feb 11, 2005
  6. Muggs

    Muggs Guest

    I should have said other than the check box under Backup, which says "Save
    auto recover info every ___ changes".

    Muggs, Feb 11, 2005
  7. Muggs

    Muggs Guest

    But I assumed that if you have autosave setup and had a CTD, then that
    WOW, I feel like I'm talkin to myself.

    Here is what SW says in the help files:

    The auto recover option automatically saves information about your active
    part, assembly, or drawing document so you do not lose your work in case of
    a system crash. To set this option, click Tools, Options. On the System
    Options tab, click Backups and select Save auto recover info every <n>
    changes. Specify the number of changes that should occur before information
    is automatically saved.

    So, I guess my assumtions are right. Now all I need is a way to crash SW.

    Muggs, Feb 11, 2005
  8. Muggs

    MM Guest


    Turn on "single command per pick".

    Bring up a small assembly, start an exploded view. Move one part, and then
    edit that move.

    CTD every time

    MM, Feb 11, 2005
  9. Muggs

    Muggs Guest

    CRAP! That's my SPR.

    The mind is the first to go.

    Thanks MM,
    Muggs, Feb 11, 2005
  10. Muggs

    MM Guest


    "> CRAP! That's my SPR.
    Man,,,, I thought it was mine. What's the date of yours ???

    MM, Feb 11, 2005
  11. Muggs

    Muggs Guest

    <Sheepish Grin>

    I just looked to in my file where I keep all my SPR info, and I had
    submitted it with another one (Property Manager does not expand Add
    Relations box when sketching line with single command per pick enabled) and
    i got an SPR for the Add Relations box, but edit expolode had already been
    issued (yours).


    BUT, it must be fixed in SP01RC, because I can't get it to crash.
    I can't believe I complaining about NOT being able to crash, John McElenny
    is probably pulling his hair out right now.

    Muggs, Feb 11, 2005
  12. Muggs

    Krister L Guest

    Note that there is another setting specific to large assemblies, under tools
    options/system options/large assembly mode

    Krister L
    Krister L, Feb 11, 2005
  13. Muggs

    Rod Knock Guest

    Hey, Just plug in that old video card laying on the shelf collecting
    dust. You know the one that always helped your SWX CTD until you
    upgraded. It should cause you to CTD real well when you just try to
    rotate your assembly with a section veiw setup.
    Rod Knock, Feb 11, 2005
  14. Muggs

    \\/\\/im Guest

    Ctr-Alt-Del to get the Windows taskmanager
    Terminate Solidworks process :)

    Autorecover works with my system (Win 2k, SW2005 SP0.1) in this way.

    \\/\\/im, Feb 11, 2005
  15. You could try the space in the user defined part number slot. Then put that
    part in a drawing with an Excel based BOM. Oh, wait, that may not work -
    you can't even open the drawing without crashing.

    Wayne Tiffany, Feb 11, 2005
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