Workspace occasionally crashes SIMCA (Q851)

The information in this article applies to: 
SIMCA 14
Symptoms: 

If the Workspace for some reason has become corrupt SIMCA will crash when opening the project (.usp-file). 

Workaround: 

To avoid opening the workspace;

  1. Open SIMCA with no project open.
  2. Click File | Options | SIMCA options and on the General tab clear the Automatically save a workspace when saving, and load it when the project is opened check box.
  3. Open the project and save it (to save an empty workspace).
  4. Reopen SIMCA Options to turn workspace saving on.
Status: 

The problems leading to corrupt workspaces have been fixed in SIMCA 14.1, but a corrupt workspace from SIMCA 14 will still crash in SIMCA 14.1 (see Workaround above).

Date modified: Jan 19, 2016
Article type: 
Problem