I downloaded and installed the student version (2015-16), but it does not open. It gets hung up during the opening process. When I open eDrawings it crashes when I try to open a file. Has anyone had this problem? Solution?
Have you checked that both your operating specifications and graphics card are those that are recommended for use with the software?
You can check here Hardware & System Requirements | Support | SOLIDWORKS
My computer should meet the requirements. I have Windows 7, SP1, on a Lenovo X230. I ran the SW performance test, which at least got SW to open to its start page, but it also ended up with SW not responding. Here is the error message for eDrawings, SW error message is similar.
I have a Lenovo X230, Windows 7, SP1, 64-bit, 8 GB, Graphic card Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. Would any of this cause the issue?
i think 8 GB of RAM is a little underpowered and als the graphics are not ideal.
But this cannot be the reason why SW doesn't open.
Seems more as a registry problem to me maybe caused by an error in the installation.
Did you clean the registry before the re-installation of SolidWorks?
Also disable the virus scanner
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