Errors from the Twilight Zone

My accomplice in spreading Civil 3D kool-aid here at Microsol Resources (Steve Costa) recently came across an exceptionally odd anomaly (whew!).  The error message simply said that there was an invalid access to memory location and the application would crash.  So where the heck do you start looking to fix that problem?

Yes, he didn’t know either.  And as a matter of fact, he spent several hours un-installing almost everything, searching Google, discussion groups, you name it.  But in one of those “how did I get to this link” moments using Google, he came across someone who had the same or simliar problem but was crashing a different application.

The short of it, until I can get some details from him or he adds to the post, is that the Autodesk DWF Writer replaces the MS Windows OpenGL driver during installation.  SO for now, he has just un-installed the application and moved on….

You’re now leaving the Civil 3D Zone….  er, something like that.



About Kevin
Hi… I am a husband, father, brother and neighbor. I am employed as a Civil Engineer and have enjoyed playing the drums for the last 30+ years.

One Response to Errors from the Twilight Zone

  1. Kevin says:

    So here’s a partial update. Autodesk released a hotfix for DWF Writer on August 16th. And since us Civil folk tend to frequent only the civil 3d webpages, its no wonder it was missed.

    Here’s the link:


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