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    how can I prevent autosave from happening in the middle of a command. it is very frustrating and can potentially cause a crash (rarely though).

    PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME TURN OFF AUTOSAVE. I like it on, want it on and my computer has no issue handling it and it rarely crashes during.
    last time I posted this that was the only answer I got. So im trying again
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    I don't think there is a way to do that. As I understand it, autosave operates on a timer and executes on that schedule regardless. It annoys me too, but it's saved my butt often enough to be worth the annoyance. I have mine set at 30 minute intervals, so twice an hour is the most it can interrupt me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_O'neill View Post
    I don't think there is a way to do that. As I understand it, autosave operates on a timer and executes on that schedule regardless. It annoys me too, but it's saved my butt often enough to be worth the annoyance. I have mine set at 30 minute intervals, so twice an hour is the most it can interrupt me.
    I mean there has to be a variable that forces it to wait after the command is complete.

    but the weird thing i have mine set to 30 min also but for some reason it will autosave far more often than that. if I have multiple dwgs open maybe its autosaving for the other drawings and I think its doing the current one.....
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    Turn off autosave.
    Saving is your job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD Mather View Post
    Turn off autosave.
    Saving is your job.
    If I can punch you through the computer I would.
    Why would I turn off a feature that can prevent loss of work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeP View Post
    Why would I turn off a feature that can prevent loss of work?
    uhhmmm, let's see
    ...it is very frustrating and can cause a crash.
    http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showth...263#post399263

    If you save every so often then you only lose a few minutes of work (and recover might save that) rather than possibly corrupting a file. And avoid the frustration of autosave interruption as well.

    Modern CAD programs don't even have an autosave (only a pop-up timer to warn when you haven't saved in a user-set period) because of the danger of corruption (among other reasons).

    A search of various CAD forums might turn up a significant number of discussions that come to the same conclusion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeP View Post
    If I can punch you through the computer I would.
    Why would I turn off a feature that can prevent loss of work?
    No need for talk like that.

    TURN OFF AUTOSAVE if it is giving you problems. Learn to SAVE your drawing.
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    The "for" and "against" autosave division is more deeply entrenched than that between Republicans and Democrats, and if you are on one side of that argument (doesn't matter which side) you might as well argue with a stump instead of the guy on the other side of the argument. You'll have more success. It's very simple....if you like it, use it. If you don't, don't worry about it. I use it, I also hit save every so often. No, I'm not going to change that so don't waste your breath. Nor will I waste mine trying to convince someone on the other side. Each can site facts and research to support their respective positions.

    Ok...agree to disagree and argue about something more interesting.
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    I use it, I also hit save every so often. No, I'm not going to change that so don't waste your breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_O'neill View Post
    The "for" and "against" autosave division is more deeply entrenched than that between Republicans and Democrats, and if you are on one side of that argument (doesn't matter which side) you might as well argue with a stump instead of the guy on the other side of the argument. You'll have more success. It's very simple....if you like it, use it. If you don't, don't worry about it. I use it, I also hit save every so often. No, I'm not going to change that so don't waste your breath. Nor will I waste mine trying to convince someone on the other side. Each can site facts and research to support their respective positions.

    Ok...agree to disagree and argue about something more interesting.
    What has that got to do with the original question?

    Autosave is crashing when it activates during a command. The OP needs to live with it or turn it off, no debate or arguing necessary. There is NO OTHER SOLUTION in OOTB AutoCAD.

    How many that absolutely must have Autosave to save their necks have actually tried running for a period of time without it? I have had it turned off since R14 and have never missed it. Whenever I have upgraded and forget to turn it off first thing, BAM, CRASH first time it activates during a command. If you crash, I believe since around AutoCAD 2008, you get a recover file. If you believe .BAK is needed, give your .BAK file a good look over. The .BAK is a copy of your previous SAVE, not the one you just did.

    Leave Autosave on and keep .bak, but do not go around whining about Autosave crashing your drawings and then threatening violence when the ONLY SOLUTION is provided.
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