Formula assistant crashes program

I’ve been using Seamly for quite a few years and love it. I just got a new computer and downloaded the latest version. When I open the properties menu for a point and then click on the formula assistant button the whole program crashes. I am using Mac 12.1 (Monterey). Please help I have a bunch of patterns to make for my business but right now I can’t make any patterns.

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Hello & welcome to the forum, @atay

I’m also using the latest release. Did you click on “New File” and then ok?

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I’m on Windows 10 and I’m not getting the same behaviour. I’m wondering if it’s not a problem only with Mac. If you continue getting a crash, please let us know again including the release date of your Seamly.

Hi @Grace

I’m actually trying to continue working on existing patterns that I have saved. Two days ago everything was working fine then this morning I saw that there was a new release and updated my software to the 2022-01-10 release and that’s when the crashes started. And they are continuing.

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Oh, dear! I’m so sorry. Ok, I won’t be able to help you. Perhaps @Douglas or @slspencer will come by soon to assist you.

Hi @atay I checked the Windows version & the f(x) code works fine. This has something to do with the Mac build tools. We’ll look into it and get back to you.

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Does this happen regardless of which tool or whether you click the fx button from a right click tool dialog or the Properties Editor?

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@ atay Does it show any error codes? What does it look like when it crashes? Does it lock up, or close down, or display a popup box? Knowing more about the type of crash will help a lot. If you can take a screenshot, that’s best.

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Here’s more info on MacOS 12.1 Monterrey and apps that crash:

Here’s info that might help us determine more about how to troubleshoot MacOS:

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Yes it happens regardless which tool I am using. As soon as I click the fx button, in any window, the program just shuts down.

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It just closes, no error codes or anything.

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I’m having the same problem. When i use Formula assistant my program crashes.

I also get an error when i make a new measurement table.

(hope i load the image correct) Last time i tried the program again and using the formula assistant, i think i saw the same error in a glimp before the program was shutting down. Normally i see nothing, just like @atay mentioned.

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Ok let’s look at the error message first: “Populating font family aliases”

https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-87267

Apparently this happens when a specific font is referenced in the code. This error was supposed to be gone when we migrated to 5.15.2. @Karin - Look in your ‘Help/About’ and paste your screenshot of the About dialog: image image

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Thanks for your message @slspencer . Here is my screenshot.

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The “missing font family” bug in MacOS was supposedly fixed in Qt 5.15.2 and also in Qt 6.0+.
However…apparently there are still problems.

This isn’t the main problem listed in this thread, but I think we can eliminate this one with judicious font replacement. I’ve seen some error reports that claim the problem can occur with fonts embedded in svgs (and we have a lot of these in SeamlyMe!)

I’ll experiment with changing embedded fonts in .svgs to ‘Sans, Arial’. This font is higher up in the font database, so it’s easier/quicker to find so that it won’t time out.

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