Does the study run in the absence of the two-resister component? Have you defined the two-resister component with two faces that are coincident to each other?
Yes and yes: study works as long as I dont define the two-resistor component.
The Two-Resistor Component is composed indeed of 2 blocks, with coincident faces and coincident to a larger metal socket.
I managed to run this setup before, with Solidworks 2015 though and in the absence of PDM setup though...
I wonder if PDM could be a reason.
The only other report I see in our system for this error cites the coincident boundary faces as the issue. Try putting a small gap between the two boundary faces of your two-resister component and see if it does not then solve.
putting a small gap between boundary faces did not help... I re-created the model from scratch. And after the 3rd attempt, I managed to get rid of this strange issue....
I can't get what is different in the working model, however am now able to use it as a working basis...
This remains a SW mystery!