Basecamp crashing on Big Sur

For any questions and tips and tricks on how to use Basecamp for MAC then please post in this section.
User avatar
Posts: 3
Joined: 21 Jun 2021 13:50
Location: Charleston, SC
Has liked: 1 time
United States of America

Basecamp crashing on Big Sur

Post by CaptainBillK »

I'm finding that intermittently Basecamp crashes when I'm trying to create a route. This happens if I select multiple waypoints, right-click, and select "create route". It also occurs if I have a route and try to add a waypoint by clicking and dragging into the route. It doesn't seem to happen all the time and I'm not finding anything consistent. It is happening on both my iMac and my MacBook Pro. :|

Here's the details of my setup.

Basecamp version 4.8.11

iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
Processor 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Memory 16GB 2400 MHz DDR4
Graphics Radeon Pro 555 2GB
macOS Big Sur version 11.4

MacBook Pro (12-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
Processor 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Memory 8GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 1536 MB
macOS Big Sur version 11.4
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep...

2019 Harley FLHTK, 2015 BMW R1200GS, 1982 Kawasaki KZ550, 1971 Norton Commando 750, 1958 Harley FL
Posts: 893
Joined: 18 Jun 2018 10:14
Location: North Carolina USA
Has liked: 96 times
Been liked: 204 times
United States of America

Re: Basecamp crashing on Big Sur

Post by rbentnail »

I know this may sound counterintuitive but many of my Base Camp routing problems simply vanished when I learned this:

Do not use Base Camp to create a route.

On a PC, what I do is 1) pick the NEW ROUTE tool, 2) pick my start point, 3) pick my end point, 4)escape key to let Base Camp create the route. Then, using the editing tools (INSERT, MOVE and ERASE), I shape the route the way I want it to go. I've tried the "drag the route" thing but I learned using tools so it's hard for me to change.
Russ B. Zumo 595 & XT
2007 & 2013 USA Yamaha FJR1300A