What version of SolidWorks are you running? I remember this happening using older versions of Simulation but it seems better since 2010 was released. There is not much you can do as far as I know other than decreasing the number of No Penetration contacts.
Hi Mr.Steve Gorghuber, this is a folder permission issue. Check your folder permission and give full control to the folder, and delete temp files of simulation and run the simulation again. Cheers!
where are the files stored?
does this happen on all models?
did it just start happening or has it always happened?
can you update to 2014 or at least a newer version than 2010?
what type of simulation are you trying to run?
Hi Mr.Jared Conway the temp files are stored in the same folder where your model was saved. That happens only specific models.
I tried for SolidWorks 2014 sp4 static simulation.
I would guess you are seeing that parts of your solution simply aren't multithreaded. This is expected.
make sure hyper threading is disabled.
worst case, you have an application that is using the resources, or flagging the app preventing it from running (anti virus or anti spyware) or maybe you have power saving enabled.
run it on another computer and compare. Or call your var.