Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

V1R5 crashes looking for copy of V1R4 -

V1R5 crashes looking for copy of V1R4 -

V1R5 crashes looking for copy of V1R4 -

V14 was working fine for a year - Win XP (32bit)
Downloaded V15 - appears to install fine. Activate request come up, fill in my info.
Program started but NO acknowledgement message for activation
Immediately on starting I get an error message Draftsight Alert "Program must close - before program closes option to save your work but there is nothing to save.

Next a window pops up Rundll32.exe not found – “procedure entry point SymInitializew could not be located in DLL dbghelp.dll”. no choice but to press OK

New window Rundll - error loading ...\bin\fxcrashrpt.dll file not found.
Final message Draftsight has stopped working - report could not be sent.
From this message I have to assume no error repot is going to DS if others have the same problem they may not be getting this info.

I’ve uninstall and reinstalling, no change.
Turned everything off in Msconfig Startup (no virus, no firewall) and reinstalled, No change.
Tried the thread here about deleting AppData with reinstall.

Found a copy of R13.2 at another sight – reinstalled fine – activated No problem.

Does anyone have a copy of R14 hidden away in their download file

RE: V1R5 crashes looking for copy of V1R4 -


I had the exact same problem, unfortunately for me I tried re-installing V14 but ended up getting the same errors. I have not been able to resolve this problem and Draftsight tech support said the fault was a windows issue and not Drafsight. Funny that given that V14 was working fine before upgrading to V15. I also have Win XP(32 bit) installed. Maybe I need to try the earlier version R13.2 like you above, if I can find a copy?

RE: V1R5 crashes looking for copy of V1R4 -

Update: I found a copy of V13.2 and installed this, I still have the same problems and am unable to start Draftsight.

Looks like I will have to return to Autocad.

RE: V1R5 crashes looking for copy of V1R4 -

I knew there was a reason I had not installed V15. Thanks for the heads up guys.


The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows.

RE: V1R5 crashes looking for copy of V1R4 -

I also installed V1R5, only using x64. I've had continual crashes since installing it. Crashes occur often, when opening files, when using commands, when saving locally or to the network. I use it for creating laser cut files exported from SW, and working with customer DWG and DXF files. This is a new problem with this version. I'm going to try reinstalling from the SW2014 dvd and see if it runs better.

Total pita. Diego

RE: V1R5 crashes looking for copy of V1R4 -

Mine crashes every time I try to print something. No help at all from Draftsight

Check out my professional profile and connect with me on LinkedIn. http://lnkd.in/fY7-QK

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close