This issue of crashing has been around for a long time.
Since 11.5 to our current office standard VW12.53 on Macs
(all specs up to date)
I too have been having to save the drawing before editing the viewport text and
crossing my fingers. Generally, it crashes upon editing the text 50%!! of the time.
I find it occurs very often.
Last week 2x per day.
And the kicker today on crash no. 3,
is my back up file (set to save every 5 minutes
due to this, amongst many issues)
is not even there.. gone... nowhere to be found.
even after a restart, and all the other bag of tricks I usually
try. First time I've had the back up file vanish.
and my current file sits alone now with Zero.. yup, zero K.
(it was a 118mb 3D file - but that's another issue - working a project
in 3D while producing working drawing is very awkward compared to
the other Cad program that I use at home)
Back to work with my back up copy from my flash drive from this morning. 8 hours lost.
and numerous 5 minutes lost every time this happens..
who should I send my invoice to for these times ? (NNA..I doubt it)
I'm finding it hard to convince my office to even consider
using vports (yes, we're working really old school in general,
I'm trying to update the office) when I'm the only one crashing when editing
text in the vp (and cursing).
Good thing too that I didn't persuade the office to go right away to
VW2008 based upon the issues that other companies/friends have
informed me of...
no need to reply to this.. have checked the boards, talked to 3rd party tech,
with no answer to this known issue..