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Please help me with SolidWorks crashing

Question asked by Andrew Gilchrist on Dec 23, 2015
Latest reply on May 5, 2017 by Neetu Singh

Fellow CAD users,


I have been using SolidWorks 2015 student edition and have been experiencing sudden crashes when trying to run Flow simulations. The solver runs fine, just when the result is loaded to the model it crashes. This appears to be a recent occurrence, as I have already managed to run many simulations using this edition of the software. FYI, I have used previously 2013 and 2014 without issue on the same workstation.


This problem also extends to trying to load these previous simulations, I get the same message, "SolidWorks has experienced a problem and needs to close". I already searched youtube and other tech forums for any system issue but no luck. This may be helpful if you are still reading this. I run a Dell precision 690 with twin Xeons, 28GB of ecc ram, GPU is GTX 970 (new) and a dedicated SSD just to load SolidWorks from. It was originally on my boot SSD but I reinstalled to another drive in case of software conflicts or boot issues. And yes, I installed working around the KB issue too.


Is there a fix? Is it a software conflict? Is there a setting issue?


Help me Obi Wan - it'll be greatly appreciated


Andrew G