Welcome to the forum.
Did the install go smoothly?
Did you install using the DVD or did you download
the complete version from the customer portal?
Also, was this a fresh install or did you over write an existing version.
I am running SW2011 SP 3.0 at home on a 64 bit Windows 7 machine
and my install and loading of SW worked without an issue.
This was a fresh install using files provided by my university.
I had no issues with the install, and other people in my class have it working perfectly on their Windows 7 computers from the same install files.
Thanks for your help
I copied this out of the SolidWorks Knowledge Base.
This type of problem is commonly caused by a third party application. Some of the most common applications that prevent SolidWorks from running at startup are BlackICE™ (firewall application), PCAnywhere™, and Spyware Doctor. To test the problem, disable all anti-virus and spy ware applications and then try to start SolidWorks. Verify the products are disabled by checking task manager for any running processes related to the anti-virus or spy ware applications.
Let us know if this was to any help.
Thanks for the help guys.
I don't know why it was, but it just happened to work properly when I tried again today. I'm not sure what changed, but it's fixed now.
I have seen so many times where just restarting a session of SW will fix things as well
as restarting the PC will fix things. I think because things get logged in memory and that
causes things not to function properly.
Anyway, I am gald that you got it to work properly. Hopefully for good.