RE: problems with lightyear (sla)

From: Pat Warner (
Date: Fri Nov 22 2002 - 17:42:55 EET

I'm a bit late in replying to this, but:

I have noticed that the problem seems to occur if you select the main
lightyear window whilst the custom draw is still applying. I have tried
this on a number of occasions and can replicate it regularly.

The fix would appear to be a bit of patience, wait until the apply icon
is greyed out.


>>> "Luper, Harold" <> 04/11/2002 18:20:38 >>>

You need to watch your memory utilization, particularly when you are
editing supports. Lightyear will continually utilize and lock memory
space while you are editing supports, only to free it up again when you
completely exit the Lightyear program.
If you monitor your resources, you can exit the program before it
crashes. I always save my supports and regions after every change I
make. Even with 2 Gigs of memory on my XP computer, there are plenty of
times that is not enough to finish editing supports.
I have reported this problem to 3D on several occasions, but I do not
know if there is any work being done to rectify the issue.
What error are you getting when the slice aborts?
Harold Luper
Manager of Fabrication Lab
Solidiform Incorporated
Phone: (817)-831-2626 ext. 613
Fax: (817)-831-8258

-----Original Message-----
From: Armando Alves []
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 11:59 AM
Subject: problems with lightyear (sla)

Hi rp s
i m having problems with lightyear when preparing platforms,
when i do "custom draw " of supports sometimes there is an
error and windows xp close the software , other times the error
happens when i do "slice".
I ve checked the hardware of the computer , install lightyear
again and i can not fix this problem , any good ideas ???
Thanks in advance for your help
Armando Alves

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