Is anyone having repeated regular failures while attempting to save a file. This happens even if you have been able to save the file previously. We are running Windows 7 and unfortunately Novell as well.
While SW says it doesn't support Novell, we have always been a Novell shop and SW user since 2000 with no problems. I have had what you describe happen many years ago. I ended up with a corrupt file somehow and I don't remember what I did to fix it. I believe we contacted our VAR and they sent the file to SW for help. For starters, I would delete the SW entry in the registry. It will be recreated when you restart SW. Be advised that you will lose your customized settings. There is help on doing this in the SW knowlegebase.
I used to have that problem quite frequently. I believe it was a problem with running out of memory, and I don't think it's happened since upgrading to 64 bit and adding more RAM.
We had the same issue, but have not had it since we went to Windows 7 and 8 GB Ram.
as of April 2012 those of us without a minimum of 4 GB RAM are having this issue. XP, Vista and Win7 users. We will open a part, work on it for quite a while sometimes, then out of nowhere, Save fails. It corrupts the part everytime, too. SW and/or reseller can't do anything for us. Sorry to be a dark cloud but just didn't want you to feel singled out - SW hates us here too.
No offense, but your company needs to move forward with the changing times... Windows 7 fixes a lot of issues that XP caused, like the infamous "Failed to save Document" or the "Desktop Resources have been exceeded". Adding a minimum of 8GB of RAM is a requirement on all PC's at our buisness that is going to use SW. We are starting to see some users with issues that are still using 32-bit machines, XP and less than 4GB of RAM. We have almost completely removed all our 32-bit SW machines now and only have a handful left. We have SW installed on over 100 machines, so you can imagine what it has costs us to replace a majority of those machines over the last few years. But once we made the jump to 7 and more RAM, it fixed a lot of those problems. We still have problems that come up, but our parts are stable so is our use of Solidworks. Partly because we have a PLM system, and we are not working over the network... if that is something your doing then you need to stop and work locally. That will increase our odds of the part not corrupting.
Just my .02 worth... Kind regards,
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