I just opened up flow sim 2016 for the first time. is anyone else seeing the thing crash after doing almost anything in the tree? Added BC boom, tried looking a the tracer study options, boom. Anyone else getting this?
Yes Bill...happened to me before.
Reset the Flow Sim registry. If still experiencing the issue reset the whole SW registry. Last, complete uninstall and install (hope it does not get here).
oh joy.....thanks though
Siavash, what do you mean "reset SW registry"? How to do that?
I noticed that starting with SP2 of SW2017 flowsimulation crashes on the first iteration of when the models are complex. The same model runs fine on SW2017_sp1. The model geometry is fine too ("check geometry" passes without errors). There was plenty of RAM available too... Never understood why.
1st: is the issue reproducible for other cases?
2nd: here is the hint for reset registry:
Resetting the SOLIDWORKS registry
PS: you can try by resetting these registries for SIM to see if it affects Flow Sim as well, if does not work then reset the entire SW reg. Keep those tips in the articles in mind. Please also advise your VAR about the issue.
Please let me know if, you're still experiencing the issue.
Thank you Siavash.
No, resetting the registry of SW2017 didn't help. I tried also resetting the SRAC registries with the same result. SWFS crashes as soon as "calculation" status comes up in iteration 0. The RAM usage in this instant drops (within 15s) from 24% to 10% and "solver abnormally terminated" appears. As I said before, exactly the same model runs perfectly fine on SP0 and SP1. The local representative suggested to reinstall SW (which I did a couple of times), and keep the simulation files on my local drive (not the network) which I did too. Our company switches officially to SW 2017 after SP5, so don't want to bother him much more since the company is still with SW2016_SP5. I am the only one who's been installing SW2017 hoping for improvements in SWFS (I use SWFS only, the 3D, SW models are done by my colleagues).
I see. So in this case there are two potential solutions exists: either an IT related security blocks the solver on the machine (which the least you can do is to check if UAC is at its minimum level) or the uninstall process was not the full and root uninstall. For the first one, please consult with your IT, for the 2nd one if you want I can provide you with further info.
Yes please , I'd be very grateful if you could help me with the "total uninstall",
This is the best documented article you can use: http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2013/08/complete-uninstall-of-solidworks/
Thank you Siavash. I'll try it today
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