SW 2015 sp4.0 isn't yet supported on windows 10 so there may be some issues running it. You should try running it in compatibility mode and this might solve all your issues.
you can fix this when you activate the Compatibility Mode for Win8!
Go to c:\Programme\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\
Right mouse click on sldworks.exe, Properties, Compatibility, Compatibility Mode, acitvate "Run this programm in compatibility mode, select Win8!
I hope this helps!
No self respecting IT'er will be rolling it out in a company so in all fairness to SW, why does anyone expect SW to be fully compatible with WIN 10?
Consider the fact that SW depends a lot on MS routines (.NET).
There's no functional necessity to be running WIN 10 as of yet. So unless you are either curious about it or just don't have the patience to wait until the 3rd parties have had time to make the necessary adjustments to their products there's no reason to be using it, certainly not in a production environment.
You would have a point if it was just SW that had issues but if other major software packages (e.g.: Inventor, Photoshop, etc) also aren't fully compatible then logic dictates to look at the common factor.
There for if you do choose to use WIN10 then you shouldn't be surprised that you run into issues and either blame MS for releasing an OS that is still in Beta stage or yourself to already having installed it.
This is not my first Rodeo with Solidworks failing on basic functionality. There was a big hoo haa a few releases back when SW FAILED to save. No New OS to blame it on then, just a FAIL.
Agreed that no self respecting IT would roll out a new Windows product w/o testing it. That's why I'm testing it on the new cad station, but this was only after testing it on several other machines and not having problems with any software.
I guess it just pisses me off when once again Solidworks FAILS to perform basic tasks. I mean I'm not talking about flattening a complex surface here (which SW also FAILS to do properly - but that's another story) but it FAILS to open a file, save a file, etc. This is pretty basic functionality where SW is a FAIL.
One other thing no self respecting IT would ever do: Roll out a new version of Solidworks prior to SP3 due to the massive qty of bugs that come with every new release.
Don't get me wrong, I luv SW, use it to do great stuff, but OMG the buggyness of SW is just ridiculous. For the kind of money we spent on the product and the $5k a year in maintenance you'd think they could at least debug it.
I can't believe that a software company as big as DSS has not had early visibility of a new OS. They would have see Windows 10 months ago, and had the ability to check and advise there users of any issues.
I'm on your side with this Robin - sloppy software with panicky SP's to try to plug the holes, and that just about sums up 2015 (Lets hope 2016 is better).
Like you say the ability to open and save files is pretty fundamental , so they should have checked even the basic functionality.
Even a bulletin to say there is a problem would help.
For the kind of money we spent on the product and the $5k a year in maintenance you'd think they could at least debug it.
With that most of us, if not all, can't do anything but wholeheartedly agree.
I can understand the frustration of SW not working with the latest OS, or having SP0 of a new release be kinda buggy. I've paid my own subs as an independent in years past, and I expect a quality product for those subs. I usually waited until SP2 or 3 to upgrade. I know you're on SP4 BUT....
...unless I'm missing something... I wouldn't EXPECT SW2015 or SW2016 to work yet with Win10, and I would count on issues until I see this chart updated.
Has SW claimed anywhere else that the software IS compatible with Win10? ...hold on... quick googling... results:
Apparently, Robin, you should wait for SW2015 SP5 Hope this helps, Thanks, Javelin!!
I found a work around that works for me. When you open SW 2015 with windows 10 and you try to open a file it crashes. DO NOT USE THE OPEN FILE ON TOP TASK BAR OR FILE OPEN. Instead go to the sidebar on the right and click on the folder icon and open your file from there and it works. Hope this helps
Just to clarify, Robert, you're referring to the File Explorer tab in the Task Pane (which lives, by default, at the RH side of the interface)?
Are you using a double clicking, or RMB-open method to open the file?
I don't have 2015 yet, just posing the questions so other can do EXACTLY what you're doing.
BTW, nice find!
Yes the file explorer tab. I just click and go to the path where the pART IS i AM TRYING TO OPEN AND IT OPENS AND NO CRASH.
Darn caps lock lol
LOL Who hasn't fallen victim to the dreaded CAPS LOCK villain!? The question is always, do you re-type it or just roll with it?
Just an FYI,
The whole thing was situational. I'd built a CAD station for an off-site location, that gig ended and I brought it to my office, where I already had a CAD station that wasn't much slower.
'Upgraded' it to Win10. Had problems w/ SW. Pushed the whole thing aside. Fast forward 3 months and I'm working with huge meshes and a little extra performance wouldn't hurt. SW had put out SP5, so I figured 'why not try it again'.
Over a week's time I had a lot of crashes of the graphics engine (black SW screen.)
Had a lot of problems with the meshes themselves not displaying properly or at all.
Had a few 'crashes', one of SW's mysteries.
Enough was enough.
Rebooted w/ a Win7 Install stick in a USB slot, deleted the partitions and started over with Windows 7. I'm up and running now and the problems have gone away.
IMHO Win10 & SW15SP5 are not ready for mainstream...yet
FYI: for those of you who try and don't like Win10, you can go back in 30 days, but after that, Windows deletes the files to save space.
OH, and yes, I did try the various compatibility modes Win10 offers.
Quadro card w/ latest nVidia drivers.