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Draftsight instantly crashing.

Draftsight instantly crashing.

Draftsight instantly crashing.

Draftsight.. Often feels like Draftblindside.

I use it probably once a month. Maybe all day but not frequently. I cringe when clicking it open because I'd say about 70% of the time it fails for some screwball reason. My free license has expired but won't let me update, etc, etc,

Anywho.. Been dreading a job I have to do and go to open DS and blech. It puts up the splash screen then plasters a "Program has quit operating" Windoz window over the top of that.

I work the web, try all the purported solutions, noting that re-installing doesn't fix this. After trying everything else, re-installing was the last thing to try. Going to the DS site I'm greeted with this:

Seems they failed to keep up with some certificate and since DS runs home to momma on starting the lack of a valid certificate rudely kills it without even a message.

I went with updating and everything works fine (for now). Since there were no pointers to this on the interweb I thought I'd put something somewhere (here).


Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: Draftsight instantly crashing.

Thanks for that. I too use DS infrequently, and find that if I wait for a minute at the "Buy this or else" dialog, a little tiny checkbox appears, allowing me to go ahead anyway. At least that happened the last time I used it, months ago. I probably should go get the hotfix Real Soon Now.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Draftsight instantly crashing.

Yay Mike, Sounds like I've helped at least one person avoid a nasty surprise.

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: Draftsight instantly crashing.

I've been having dreadful problems with DraftSight 2017 crashing on the first "save as". If anybody has any ideas about how to solve this problem I would be most grateful for a reply. many thanks

RE: Draftsight instantly crashing.

All I can think of is to exit DS, make a copy with a different name using OS tools, and try to open the new file in DS.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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