Regarding autosave function after sudden crash

Hi, I’m a newbie to Seamly2D and I am happy to use it.

I realize the very crucial weak point of Seamly2D. When I draft a simple pattern (A-line skirt with 2 darts), I faced two abnormal terminations (crash) of Seamly2D.

I was quite panic, but I tried to reopen the VAL file to see my latest pattern blocks. It seemed like there was autosaved file in Finder(I’m a Catalina user and of Seamly2D). So I tried to open the VAL file but I couldn’t see my latest pattern block. Nearly 50% has gone. Gosh!

I’m trying to SAVE it on a manual basis as long as I don’t forget it but it’s really inconvenient for pattern drafters to do it by themselves.

Is there any possible solution to restore my latest pattern blocks when there was an abnormal crash?

Thanks in advance and I really appreciate the efforts of the Seamly2D community. I am happy to be part of yours.


Nick from Seoul, Korea

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Hello, @heroyik and welcome to Seamly2D forum.

Normally, you can set the autosave to save at intervals that suit you. You can set the intervals at File > Application Preference > Configuration. I’ve set mine to autosave every minute:


If you can upload both the pattern that crashed and the measurement file on here, I can have a look at it and see if I can recover it for you.

If you can recall what you were doing when the pattern crashed, it will help our program developers to recreate the crash and perhaps prevent it from happening again to other users.

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