It is Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving here in the US of A, a holiday where many people will be travelling to see their loved ones and share some thanks. On behalf of our entire Being Civil team I wish you a safe travel and great time wherever you may be heading. The week after that is the traditional Autodesk University which will be held in Las Vegas and for you that will be going there I also wish you the best time and pleasant trip. I will be attending AU this year and you may see me roaming around. Please feel free to stop me and have a chat if you feel like doing so. I would like to meet you and hear what you have to say. In any case, before you are off to go I wanted to share with you one thing that helped at least one customer who was having some issues starting Civil 3D.
"When I try to open Civil 3D 2014 I get a fatal error: Unhandled access violation writing 0x006c exception at f3256d5ah." These numbers may vary.
If you see such an error you may want to check a few things before you decide to reinstall. Likely the issue may be with the graphic drivers as this problem is often caused by an incompatible driver installed on your machine.
This is how can resolve it:
1. Right-click the Civil 3D icon on your desktop and select Properties
2. Access the "Shortcut" tab
3. In the "Target" field, after acad.exe" type a space and then /NOHARDWARE
5. Click "OK" and try running Civil 3D again
If Civil 3D starts fine and once you are inside of Civil 3D see if you can do following:
- In Command line type 3DCONFIG
- Click on Manual Tune and toggle off “Enable Hardware Acceleration”
- Click OK and close all dialogs
After that you may choose to remove the /NOHARDWARE if your don't like it.
Once again, happy Thanksgiving and have a great time.