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So this is now official where I'll come with my SU gripes. Danged cheerleaders here need waking up. I picked up a little book on modeling a wooden sailboat. But it had little scale drawings you were supposed to trace, and doesn't have offset tables and line drawings. No problem. I scanned them and figured I would just trace them in SU, and make clean prints with fine lines I can cut. Damned if it doesn't meltdown and exit to the desktop every 3 minutes. I'm giving up. POS. My weekend has not been a relaxing one so far.
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For what it is worth I just imported a jpg image of a customers back yard and I tried using the straight line tool to trace the windows and the freehand tool to trace the curvy plastic lawn chairs. No problems.
I am going to have to say that this is the first time I have heard of this problem. I would suggest looking into a forum to see if any one else is having this problem and specifically what kind of computer they are using. Or reboot and see if that solves your problem.
I know that some CAD programs like AutoCAD have specific processor brand requirements/suggestions. Perhaps your computer is not totally suited for this particular piece of software.
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If it runs MS Paint, then it should be able to run SU.
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"Robatoy" wrote ...

Good to know ... I'll tell Mom that she's good to go with SU on her Win 3.11 "solitaire playing" box.
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That'd be just about as much fun.
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Actually... That was Paintbrush in Win 3.1 (and WFW3.11). I don't remember when they changed the name to just Paint, but it was probably Windows 95.
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"Puckdropper" wrote

Actually, it was MS Paint in Win 1.0.
... and referred to as such thereafter, if not officially named. A rose by any other name ...
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Swingman wrote:

According to an article on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms_Paint
"The first version of Paint was introduced with the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0. It was later renamed to Paintbrush in Windows 3.0, but the name was changed back to Paint in Windows 95 and later."
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Basically what I said ... but Wiki trumps all practical knowledge, eh?
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If it runs MS Paint, then it should be able to run SU.
Which begs the question can the OP run MS Paint with out his computer having the same problem.
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If it runs MS Paint, then it should be able to run SU.
Interesting. My XP *won't* run "Paint". It locks up the machine every time. Goofy. My PC guy wouldn't believe it until I had the unit to him for a new HDD and I asked him about. He felt sure that it was the defective HDD messing with Paint but it's no better with the new drive. He has pronounced Paint as corrupt and for some bench time he will do a re-install. I'd spring at the offer if I hadn't been out of work since Dec 08. Bum ticker!
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But, but, but I thought we agreed that SU wasn't CAD but more like a Doodle program?
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Okay, okay, this is too much fun already. I ain't going to pursue this low-hanging fruit any longer.
.....not this time
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"Robatoy" wrote
RE: .... (last post)
The only two positive words in the English language that make up a negative:
"Yeah, right!"
:)
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Weak, really really weak.
*haughty sniff*
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But is has, once again, proven to be true. ;)
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I am allowed to engage in casual banter without referring to that..that...that...you know..
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But, but, but I thought we agreed that SU wasn't CAD but more like a Doodle program?
Perhaps you have only managed to "doodle' with it but I have learned to get past that learning disability commonly referred to as denial.
It was simply a suggestion of a direction to look into rather than blame the least likely variable. CAD programs and even some simple card game programs recommend minimal requirements for acceptable performance. The video card for one should be a better than average consideration.
I am starting to see why you may be inteminidated and or not able to get SU to do what you need it to do. ;~)
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Weak, Leon. Weak.
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Weak, Leon. Weak.
You took this long to come up with that response??? ;~)
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