"... When I create a new drawing for generating the profiles for my road design, after I select the project data folder and try to generate the profile (a really simple design, just to test the software) ASE just crashes.."
Profile Generator Preferences Bug
The initial Profile Generation cycle crashes due to missing preferences that are required for normal operation.
This is known defect in ASE Civil. It's applicable when the paving data is valid (e.g., contains no setup issues nor paving feature design logical assignment errors) but ASE Civil crashes during generation cycles. Nonetheless, a resolution to this issue is under development.
How To Successfully Generate Profiles Without Crashing
After initially setting up the profile drawing for a given alignment, follow these steps on the first attempt to generate profiles: