James Wilson

Crashing problems

Discussion created by James Wilson on May 10, 2009
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2014 by Mark Dougall
I was in the process of refining a model. I ran it once with draft elements and large element sizes -- no problems, model is constrained correctly and restrained correctly. Next step was to shrink element sizes at critical locations. I start out by remeshing the whole model with 9.6mm elements includin automatic transitions. Then I run hAdaptive with element size increasing selected and allow 5 itterations. The previous model worked and worked well with these options. The second model will start running just fine and after a few seconds/minutes it stops and reports that Star.exe has stopped. I have no idea how to move forward.

I have tried closing SW and reopening no good.
I have tried rebooting the PC no good.
I tried reinstalling looking for a repair option but it did not ocur.

I really need to get this working deadlines etc.