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#1 Posted : Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:52:35 PM(UTC)

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I'm on an M2 Mac Mini using Viacad Pro 14. Lately I've been getting a lot of lockups, and I have to cmd-opt-esc out of Viacad and restart.

It's unpredictable... I don't know what triggers my lockup. But I can tell when I do a menu pick and nothing happens... at that point I can't even quit.

Does anyone else have that issue? Any cures?

Last time I looked Viacad was running in Rosetta until ACIS was compiled for the ARM. Is that still true, or are we native on the ARM now?


Mac Mini M2
16GB Ram
1TB Storage
macOS Sonoma v14.1.1

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ViaCAD Pro 12 on Windows; Viacad Pro 14 on Mac
#2 Posted : Saturday, November 25, 2023 4:56:33 PM(UTC)

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I just upgraded to Viacad v14 to run on MacOS Sonoma with new M3 MBP. Yes, I am also seeing a lockup of the interface. I can open drop down menus from the menu bar but cannot select any commands. All keyboard shortcuts show as greyed out. Can't quit with Command-Q. I can still manipulate objects and access other tools in the Tool pallet. Only choice is to force quit.
#3 Posted : Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:57:40 PM(UTC)

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I think I can reproduce this issue: if I only open new windows and create objects and manipulate them, ViaCad v14 appears to behave. However, when I open a ViaCad (.vcp) file from my previous version (v10), the interface locks up as I describe as soon as the file is open (no editing or manipulation necessary). If I use the import menu to open the older file, ViaCad appears to behave for the most part in that the menus don't lock up as before. However, if I close the imported file (no windows open) ViaCad will still lock up with the menu behavior I described. The lock up doesn't seem to occur if I just work with new documents.
So maybe a workaround but there still are some bugs here.
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Ovocom on 12/1/2023(UTC)
#4 Posted : Friday, December 8, 2023 4:57:52 AM(UTC)

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iMac M3. Exactly the same problem as statusis4F.
#5 Posted : Friday, December 8, 2023 5:50:02 AM(UTC)

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Same Here: Macbook pro M1 Pro / Mac OS Somona
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#6 Posted : Friday, December 8, 2023 2:14:51 PM(UTC)
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I continue to debug this issue with a priority!


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