thanks for the tip. learned this the hard way myself, was using a CNC Shark in highschool, when the computer we had went to sleep, instead of stopping, the machine just continued cutting in whatever direction it was going! glad i caught it in time… that machine was haunted
@IanWatkins, We use a lot of automated scripts at work, and if you do not interact with the computer, it doesn’t matter what the programs running are doing, it will sleep. Moving the mouse, or pressing a key are usually the only things that will reset the sleep counter. Changing the sleep settings is a good plan, but running from battery would not be my choice if there was any way around it. Good tip, and I am sure it will save someone a lot of grief. Thanks for sharing.
Happened to me before I changed my power settings on the MB Air - but I was able to continue on the project. Easel showed as running even though the machine had paused, so I hit “pause” then “resume” (or whatever it says) in quick succession and it resumed just fine for me.
Not for this, but I wrote a windows app that jiggles the mouse every n minutes by 1 pixel and back. Stupid things like that can save you from computers going to sleep or other jobs firing on an idle condition.