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Thread: Sketchup lockup... Odd.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario

    Sketchup lockup... Odd.

    Doubt anyone can solve this, just thought I'd mention it.

    I have a sketchup drawing that I created on my mac at home. (Google Sketchup 6 -- 6.4.245)

    Today I loaded it on my WinXP box at work, which also has the latest free Google SU on it, and messed around with it a bit. I created a rectangle, used the "push/pull" tool to pull it into a board. Then I triple-clicked to select the entire object, and hit right-click and selected "Make component".

    Locked up SU tighter than a drum. Totally non-responsive. Had to use the Task Manager to kill the program.

    I wondered if there was some weird interaction with the component that I was editing. (I was adding a board to an existing component). So I unselected the component and just made the board elsewhere floating in space. Same behaviour. I did it 4-5 times just to see if there was anything else going on. Every time I would lock it up solid when I tried to make a component.

    (Now I did have no trouble panning around the design, and I selected another component, edited it, and stretched it out, and did a "file-save-as". And all that worked fine.)

    Just now I took the modified file, loaded up on my mac at home, and it worked just fine.


    ps: Oh, and I've used SU on my work PC on a few other items with no problems.
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    I had this problem as my drawings grew in detail as I worked on them. I was tanking the video card memory. Once near the saturation point almost anything would cause the lockup. Next time it locks up do a quick check on your memory use. If your video card doesn't run its own RAM try giving yourself a little more virtual memory. I just added an extra 512Mb and haven't had a problem since but I am no expert.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    SE Minnesota
    Art, I think Glenn has some good thoughts on this. How big is the SketchUp file? Would you be interested in sending it to me so I can take a look at it?

    Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly

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