Has anyone had problems with Draftsight crashing every two minuites?
I am running Windows 7 64bit, which is within the system requirements.
I like the program, but it is unusable at the moment.
Have you tried a clean uninstall and reinstall of Draftsight with the anti-virus disabled?"
Considering the "newness" of Draftsight, it is generally an amazingly stable program.
I run DraftSight on Win7x64 as well with no issues. What graphic card/ driver are you using? Have you tried updating the driver already? Also as suggested by Kelvin- this might be a most likely a corrupt installation. A reinstall might do the trick
Let me know how it goes!
I am using a NVIDEA Quadro FX 3800M Graphics card.
I have asked it to search for latest drivers but it says it is up to date.
I will try to re install it also.
Make sure you download the latest version of Draftsight.
Joseph, sometimes the "latest" version of Nvidia drivers are not the best/approved most problem free version to be using. Make sure your version is on the approved list. I would personally recommend - version 184.108.40.20665 from 10/29/2007.
I have downloaded from the solidworks website, it states version 1 R1.2
It should link to http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/download-draftsight/ anyway but just in case download it directly. Yes V1 R1.2 is the newest version.
I have inserted some screen shots of when the program crashes.
I updated my graphics card to the latest version, still crashing. I could not find the older version quoted by Tim R.
Tried reinstalling again, no joy.
Are all other programs (especially SolidWorks) running stable?
Draftsight is nowhere near as 'needy' as SolidWorks with regard to graphics card and driver. Almost any card should be suitable.
No, I have no problem with other programs with regards to crashing, or graphics.
I think its time that this issue will be further investigated by the DraftSight support team. I absolutely disagree with Tim O that its simply the program that crashes all the time. V1R1.2 is working extremely stabile and its a shame that you have a different experience with it.
To contact Technical Support for free customers you have to be logged in to the DraftSight community and select the iQuestion tab. On the lower right side you will see a button 'report a problem' fill out the form and an SR will automatically be created and assigned to the appropriate SME. In general I think its useful to be a member of the community to get information, training material etc. I would have opened an SR on your behalf but I am not able to access your email information which is needed in order to contact you. Also please make sure you give all the information needed to the SME working on your case. For help, how to report an issue to technical support please have a look at this 'How to report a problem' post.
I hope this helps,
Joseph, the install file to my favorite driver can be found/downloaded here:
I have the same issue using win7 64bit.
Updated the nvidia driver this morning, but still no joy.
DraftSight crashes at various points, sometimes when opening a file, sometimes while printing, etc.
I have searched all over the swym site and can't find anywhere how to report a problem.
The "how to report a problem" link isn't any help, since the "report a problem" button doesn't appear on any page that I have found.
Goto the iQuestions page in the DraftSight community in 3D Swym - https://swym.3ds.com/#community:70/iquestions
on the bottom RIGHT you will see the button "Report a Problem".
I had the same issue, but have since resolved it. Hopefully this will work for you also since you are using the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M graphics card on a laptop computer. (The 'M' stands for Mobile)
Open the Nvidia Control Panel. Start>Control Panel>Nvidia Control Panel.
This forces your computer to use the Preset for CATIA and the NVIDIA Graphics card. Otherwise your computer is likely trying to either switch your graphics processor (which causes a crash) or use the wrong graphics processor (which causes a crash also).
Please let us all know if this works for you.
I am using the NVIDIA Driver (220.127.116.1162 10/15/2011) on a Dell Precision M4600 Laptop.
Win 7 64bit
Thanks for the detailed description. I was having the same problems with crashing, and this seems to have fixed the problem (I've only tried opening a couple of files, but it woiuld have already crashed a couple of times before.
(2) Xeon X5560 processors
48 GB RAM
Quadro FX 3800 graphics card (driver 18.104.22.1682, 9/21/2013)
Draftsight V1R4 x64
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, SP1
I use DraftSight at at home on both a PC and a MAC Mini. It's a bit slow on the Mini sometimes but the latest releases are stable on both. Here at work it was very unstable until I enabled Aero and also checked "Enable desktop composition" in Performance options. I don't recall why I decided to try that, and don't know why it worked (my IT guy didn't either and he's pretty sharp), but it solved the problems and on the occasions I need it DraftSight works well now.
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