How to recover from a crash
In case of a crash, all unsaved changes in a drawing are lost.
That is why it is important to:
Save your work regularly. The easiest way to do this is using the shortcut Ctrl+S (QSAVE command). If SAVEBAK is ON, BricsCAD automatically creates a .bak file of the previous version of a drawing when saving.
Set the SAVETIME system variable, which specifies the interval in minutes for automatic saves of all open drawings. By default, SAVETIME is 60.
Automatically saved drawing files have the .SV$ extension and they are saved in the folder set by the SAVEFILEPATH system variable.
You can use the .bak and .SV$ files to recover your work in case of a crash. To recover a drawing, select the .bak or .SV$ file and change its extension to .dwg.
When crashes occur repeatedly, it might help to restart BricsCAD using a fresh profile with hard-coded default settings.
Double click profilemanager_app.exe in the BricsCAD installation folder.
The User profile manager dialog box displays.
Click the Create button.
The Create profile dialog box displays.
- Type a name in the name field, then click the OK button.
- Select the new profile and click the Set Current button.
- Click the OK button.
- Restart BricsCAD.