Taking an average of 3 minutes for any alteration to objects or 3d images to happen.


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All of sudden, after working for a couple of hours, I am getting the "blue spiral of death" every time that I try to alter an object of 3d images.  It takes at least three minutes to open the file.  I was working from our terminal server, but have moved to my desktop and I am still getting the same results.  Any suggestions?


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Did you add any symbols in that couple of hours ?  Could be a corrupt symbol or a really high poly count symbol or item.  Try to do a save as under a new file name maybe.


Check an archived file from yesterday.  If all else fails post you file here and someone will take a look.  Also fill out your signature so we know what version of chief you are using and some of the statistics of the computer you are running on.

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