I'm trying to verify SolidWorks analysis with standard hand calcs for a simply supported beam, 2" x 4" x 240", A36 steel, 10psi. I've actually got this model to run without failing and I'm not sure how I did it but anyway, Checked units, checked dimensions, checked properties, everything is consistent with calcs and program.
I must admit I am not impressed with SolidWorks at all. For something so easy, so basic to be this frustratingly hard is quite disappointing. I've been a Structural Engineer in the biz for 22+ years. I'm signed up to take some classes in January so maybe things will change. But my first experience with this is.....not good!