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The most soul-crushing crashes are those that are caused by the act of saving. I had just rendered 8 viewports, so I hit Ctrl+S, which caused Vectorworks to crash. :(

 

What I'm curious about, though, is a file that I now have alongside my project file (which didn't save, of course), called "RB-v2-VWTMP.swap". What is it? Obviously it's a temporary file used in the process of saving, but just curious if there's anything else to know about it.

 

Does it have anything to do with saving to Dropbox or is that not relevant in the situation?

 

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I have had similar issues - crash followed by a new file with the .swap extension.  It just happened again, but this time my original .vwx disappeared (going back to an earlier version).  I am also looking for any information about this phenomenon and recommendations for avoiding/remedying this issue.

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I was able to open the ".swap" and it was right where I left off?

 

I Call Vectorworks and they say it is a 'temp file" that is made if there is a problem saving a file.  

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On 5/8/2018 at 11:05 AM, KevinC said:

I was able to open the ".swap" and it was right where I left off?

 

I Call Vectorworks and they say it is a 'temp file" that is made if there is a problem saving a file.  

 

This has been happening three times now today.. Are there ways to figure out what the problem is of saving..?

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May-be you could try to update to VW 2018 SP4.

 

I do not know for sure in case of saving files, but there were similar problems with the same kind of symptom when exporting symbols to library files (by code). And we cannot reproduce such problems any more with VW 2018 SP4.

Edited by Nicolas Goutte

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