ArcMap 10.1 crashes when using labelling classes with Maplex

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02-15-2013 09:19 AM
KyleGallagher
New Contributor III
I just upgraded to 10.1 SP1 a few days ago and am having label issues with an mxd that originated in 10.0.  In 10.0, I had setup the mxd to use to use 14 different labelling classes for a street centerline feature class.  I could go from page to page in DDP and not have any problems and exporting all pages was a breeze.  Now when my DDP comes to a page that encounters one of these labelling classes (or a mix), it crashes.  Label queries and all Maplex settings were unchanged when going from 10.0 to 10.1.  I have tried Repair Geometry and exported the street centerline to a shp but that didn't work. 

When I put the dataset into a new mxd I noticed that the labels showed up and didn't crash right away.  However, that was because I had change the Label Engine from Standard to Maplex.  Then I had to set the Placement Properties for Maplex - here are the settings as they were in 10.0:

-Street Placement
-Position: Center Curved
-Stack Label off
-Overrun feature on - 16 pts
-Remove duplicates on - 7 inches
-Feature weight 750

I noticed there is a new option under Label Density called Connect Features, which is checked, but it is disabled.  I'm not sure if this affects anything.

Any thoughts?

Thank you!
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KyleGallagher
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I changed from Street Placement to Regular Placement and am now not experiencing any crashes.
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JonMorris
Occasional Contributor II
Hi Kyle,

Mxds can become corrupt for a number of reasons, but this is often fixed using Save As to save the document under a different name. If you have done this and are still experiencing crashes, we'd like to take a look at it. Please submit a support request to your local distributor or to ESRI Support Services, and an analyst such as myself will be happy to investigate the issue with you.
http://support.esri.com/en/

The line connection option was available at 10.0, but it was a global parameter that applied to all label classes in the map. Now you can choose a different connection method for each label class. It is grayed out when the street feature type is selected because street labeling has its own special connection rules.
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KevinBell
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I changed from Street Placement to Regular Placement and am now not experiencing any crashes.


Thanks for pointing that out.  I was having the same problems and now I'm back in action!
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