7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 10, 2015 2:15 PM by Will Finamore

    Why does Solidworks crash when I click the new file icon?

    Will Finamore

      When I click on the new document icon, SW immediately crashes. I'm running 2014 on a Student License through my university.


      My comp specs:

      Processor: Intel Core i7-4700MQ @ 2.40 GHz

      RAM: 16gb DDR3

      OS: Windows 7 64bit

      Graphics: Intel 4600 integrated and Nvidia GTX 770M dedicated (drivers updated to newest as of Feb.  9, 2015)

      HDD: Seagate 1TB hybrid 7200rpm


      This error occurs whenever I attempt to create a new document, or when I attempt to open a preexisting drawing file. I can open assemblies and individual parts no problem.


      When I first installed SW on this computer (on January 1st, 2015), everything worked as it should. Then, last week, I discovered that I couldn't create drawing files.


      I have tried uninstalling and re-installing multiple times with slightly worse results. I used to be able to create new assemblies and parts.


      Any help would be greatly appreciated.


      Here's a screenshot of the error.