I am saving a large solidworks assembly as STEP 203 files. I am using Large Assembly Mode, I have done a pack and go to save the assembly to my terminals hard drive instead of the network and have shut down every program except solidworks.
The solidworks screen is now a light gray and giving me a message that 'solidworks 2017 is not responding'.
It has done this for the past five assemblies I have done this for, but after several hours a finished STEP file has popped out.
1) Is there a way I have missed to speed up this process?
2) Is there a way to tell if Solidworks is actually doing anything or has locked up completely?
If the answer to #2 is no, it might be something worth considering for a later release. This is a common problem when working with large, complex assemblies.