EmbeddedCAD / InCAD 2014 and older crash when launched, opening/closing files, and clicking the ribbon
Posted by Chris Clemente on 09 February 2022 12:52 PM
When launching, opening a file, or clicking a ribbon command or menu in EmbeddedCAD or InCAD 2014 or older on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 systems, a fatal error is encountered and the program crashes, such as the following:
Unhandled Access Violation Reading 0x0000 Exception at db16f7adh
This is because the .NET Framework 4.7 has been installed. Please note that Windows 10 is not a supported platform for AutoCAD 2014 and older (Which EmbeddedCAD and InCAD share the same engine with, AutoDesk Technology).
You could also see an excessive amount of Chromium process being executed while starting EmbeddedCAD or InCAD.
To fix this, follow these instructions. You may follow either method 1 or method 2:
Edit the acad.exe.config file:
Copy the appropriate attached .config file into the following location, and say YES to overwrite existing:
For InCAD > acad.exe.config > C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 20xx
For EmbeddedCAD > MSEmbed.exe.config > C:\Program Files\MicroSurvey\embeddedCAD 20xx
This solution was posted by AutoDesk Support, and was shown to work with our AutoDesk powered programs, EmbeddedCAD and InCAD. A link to the AutoDesk Support solution can be found here: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/AutoCAD-2013-and-2014-crashing-on-Windows-10-systems.html