I am a student at UF and just installed SW. My VPN is setup and working, but when I open the program, the splash screen comes up but the program never loads and the splash doesn't go away. I have not gotten solidworks to run successfully yet, any ideas of how to fix this?
Here's my info from running SW Rx:
Card: GeForce GT 240M/PCI/SSE2
Your current graphics card/driver combination is not in the SolidWorks systems/graphics card database.
Card/driver combination information can be found at: http://www.solidworks.com/pages/services/VideoCardTesting.html
You are using a currently supported operating system.
The system environmental variable named TEMP has been set.
Write access is set for the TEMP directory.
System TEMP directory: 51.1 GB
The SolidWorks Backup Directory has not been set. Please set in Tools\Options\Backups.
The SolidWorks Journal file directory has not been set. Please set in Tools\Options\File Locations.
Drive C:\: 51.1 GB of free space
This amount of RAM is acceptable for assemblies with greater than 2500 components and parts greater than 1000 features.
The total amount of RAM required is based on the size of the dataset used and other open applications.
You should have sufficient free physical RAM to run SolidWorks effectively. If you exceed the physical RAM, your system performance will be seriously degraded.
Could not open the service pack database, the server may be busy, please try again later. #
A process sldworks.exe is currently running, if a SolidWorks session is not active; kill this process using the Task Manager.
Toolbox is loaded on a local drive. This may not be an appropriate location if the toolbox parts are shared. See the Installation Guides at http://www.solidworks.com/pages/services/ServicePacks.html for more information.
Thanks for all the input,