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Solidworks locks up during simulation.

Question asked by Josh Barnett on Mar 22, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 2, 2018 by Ryan Dark

Good afternoon all,


First post since joining, so let me introduce myself. My name is Josh and I work for an Engineering Firm in South Florida. I am a novice/intermediate solidworks user, I took a class in college back in 2012, and also have a semester's worth of ANSYS experience.

Nice to meet you all.


Running SW2018 w/ professional simulation. 3.4ghz i7 but only 8gb ram(*for now)

My problem is, I am running a simulation of wind pressure around a large generator enclosure(~230+ parts), I have spent a few hours today on this new model, from fixing everything from interference issues, meshing, etc.

I am now trying to run the analysis, but as soon as I click the button to run it, a few minutes pass, and the files(.CWR? and .NOD?) update in the folder then after about 5 min the software locks up, and windows explorer asks me if i want to wait or close the program. I click wait, and the NOD file updates. I am now about 30 min into staring at a slightly grayed out screen.


But I do not see a analysis progress bar or anything. Can someone point me in the right direction?


Let me know if this is unclear...or more information is needed.


Thanks for the help in advance!!