I constantly have an issue with polygons. I will be moving along very smoothly and unhurried, and I click on a point and I can "feel" the program pause, then you see the Window's 10 circle thing showing you the program is thinking, and then POOF the program crashes and closes as slick as a whistle.
This happens to me all the time. The current map has relatively few contour lines and is very small as compared to say my covering force map and my large Little Bighorn map which are each 5 feet x 5 feet and must have hundreds of meters of contour lines in many different intervals.
This map is merely a small portion of the little bighorn map, 22" x 34" with contours ranging from 3000 feet to 3700 feet at 100 foot intervals. I have relatively few contour lines drawn.
What is the deal that it does this?
In the attached FCW, you will see the upper 3300 contour outlined in black with a vertical line going up the center of the map. The thing crashed three times, so I decided to split it in two. I was working on the 3400 contour and purposely did several sections as separate polygons on the the lower and right edges which you can see as the darker green. The lighter green is the lower portion of the 3300 contour.
I have made much longer contours than this for other maps.
I have taken actions such as:
*Saving the file, exiting, and reopening the program.
*Exiting all other applications (Internet, music, calculator, photo-editor, etc.) so CC3+ is the only running application .
*After a crash, closing everything and restarting the computer and just running CC3+.
*Gracefully shutting down the computer and restarting it, then just running CC3+.
I have tried reinstalling in the past, but I haven't done it yet.
If you wish to try to duplicate it, find the left hand blue line just off the map. This marks the start of the 3300 foot contour. Start there and follow the contour. You must navigate to the upper right (near, but not connecting to the green patch in the upper righthand corner), then use "c" for a corner and click on the top of the map, then navigate to the upper left hand corner, use "c" again, navigate down to the start point, use "c" again, click, and then right click to complete the contour.
It fails when I try it with the .0000 thickness as well as a .015 thickness.
Again, I have done much larger maps without this number of crashes. I perhaps tend to make points close together, but I am merely following the contour lines and they don't look right if they are too "smooth".
You can see other large maps I have drawn here:
The map and the PNG/BMP map are in the same directory.
Thoughts, comments, solutions?
The FCW is attached.
Thanks for any pointers.