4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2009 10:32 PM by Chris Sonon

    Help Losing SW while opening an Assy

    Thomas Jackson



      When I'm opening a very large assy I will suddenly without warning lose SW.  The display for SW will disappear and also the icon.  I can check the Task Manager and it will show that SW is still running.


      I could use any suggestions.


      Thank you in advance


        • Re: Help Losing SW while opening an Assy
          Tom Nicholson

          We need more info please..


          Computer specs (cpu, ram, video card, etc.)

          Version of solidworks and video driver

          Size of the assembly (physical and count of parts)

          Is the assembly local or over the network?

          • Re: Help Losing SW while opening an Assy
            Brian Lindahl
            Try the following.  Watch the status bar when the document is attempting to be opened.  If you can recognize the file names just before the system goes away (a politically preferred - not quite "correct"- way of saying "crashes"), then next time you load SW, open these and some of the other documents that may have been the "one" being loaded at the time of the crash.  If the same thing happens again, open all dependant documents, then try a third time.  If that still does not work, open all dependant documents, set all to "Set lightweight to resolved", then try again.  This should be successful in at least determining if the "corrupted" file is the top level assembly or a lower level referenced assembly.  If you start crashing on the lower level stuff, then open the top level with the guilty file referenced suppressed.
            • Re: Help Losing SW while opening an Assy
              Chris Sonon



              Have you tested opening the assembly on another machine (if available)? If not, I suggest you do this. This is a quick way to determine if the issue is file (dataset) specific or machine related. A lot of times these issues are machine specific and not caused by corrupt files, although that is a possibilty.


              God Bless,