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Solver log? Infinite elapsed time with no progress.

Question asked by Oscar Corripio on Oct 17, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2016 by Oscar Corripio

Hello, I generally do FEA in other softwares but I am trying to validate Solidworks simulation. I have set up a simulation which converged for thermal analysis. Then I tried a thermal mechanical (which uses the previous one to invoke thermal loads) and when I run it the solver window comes out but the progress bar never advances. I left it running for 4 days with no progress except for the timer and the memory staying itself high. In order for me to know that the solver is doing anything I would like to see some kind of solver log where it reports its progress or something. Also.. any suggestions to get it to start solving? I have tried simplifying as much as I can.