Hi Cool People,

 

As described above, windows automatically updates the system this morning. After that my solidworks always crashes whenever I try to open drawing but not parts or assembly.

 

I tried running Solidworks RX and was able to use the SolidWorks OpenGL. However, it is slower than it used to be and I have an urgent deadline being a graduate mechanical engineer.

 

Could anyone please help me? Also, can I actually contact our resellers in Australia for free if we have the license but not the subscription?

 

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I am running on Windows 10 pro, Quadro P2000 and Intel.

Solidworks 2018 SP 0.1 then I updated to SP 2.0

 

I will update you on my spec tomorrow


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Last comment By: Gordon Rigg   Thu, 17 May 2018 14:53:51 GMT
Re: Solidworks Crashes When Opening Drawings After Windows Update this morning

I seem to have a disastrous drop in 2D drawing performance since the windows update and also I can no longer produce PDF copies of my drawings they come out with lines missing, in 2016 SP5.

Also the same issue in 2017 pdfs have similar issues with missing lines. I have managed to produce decent PDF output by opening a pack and go of the assembly and drawing in 2018.

I find 2016 is gradually becoming unusable, particularly the 2D drawings. Its like I'm being forced to update  - which will force me out of step with the Germans I am collaborating with. Maybe my German colleagues have locked their windows updates out...

By: Gordon Rigg  Tue, 15 May 2018 15:07:13 GMT
Re: Solidworks Crashes When Opening Drawings After Windows Update this morning

For your issue, try opening in safe mode via solidworks rx.. This loads with no add ins. That might get you past the crash.

By: Gordon Rigg  Tue, 15 May 2018 15:08:52 GMT
Re: Solidworks Crashes When Opening Drawings After Windows Update this morning

Same issue here. will open solid models and assemblies. but when opening drawings, drawing opens, then crashes.

Tried uninstalling update.  no help

Tried rolling back video driver to previous driver. no help

tried installing video drive suggested by Solid works for my video card. no help

 

When running solid works RX.   Video card is not seen by solid works RX. It says I have Intel(r) hd graphics.

 

will open drawing files in both safe modes (open GL and bypass tools options)

 

System is

solid works 2016  ( I have 2018, but never installed)

Dell precision 3620

I7-7700 3.6 ghz

16 gig ram

NVidia Quadro k1200

By: Mike Schultz  Wed, 16 May 2018 18:50:03 GMT
Re: Solidworks Crashes When Opening Drawings After Windows Update this morning

You can undo the Windows Update..............

Also change your settings so that Windows does not update automatically.........

 

Dave.

By: Dave Bear  Wed, 16 May 2018 22:42:18 GMT
Re: Solidworks Crashes When Opening Drawings After Windows Update this morning

It seems the recent windows update disabled a lot of Nvidia graphics cards.

 

Use device manager, find display adapters and right click on your graphics card to check it is "enabled". It could be as simple as that.


Next, it might have auto updated to a non SW approved driver, check its driver against the ones listed by solidworks Graphics Card Drivers | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS

You can install the right one over a more recent issue uncertified one.

By: Gordon Rigg  Thu, 17 May 2018 12:39:42 GMT
Re: Solidworks Crashes When Opening Drawings After Windows Update this morning

Gordon..Thanks for the help.

 

Seems that both the NVidia display adapter and the Intel Hd graphics adapter were enabled.

I disabled the intel adapter and thinks work great now.

 

I hope maybe this info helps others at some point.

 

Mike

By: Mike Schultz  Thu, 17 May 2018 13:53:19 GMT
Re: Solidworks Crashes When Opening Drawings After Windows Update this morning

I had to call my VAR yesterday on another subject and he said to check the video card was enabled after the last windows update. We found this issue on two of our three machines. They had a lot of calls about graphics issues last few days.

By: Gordon Rigg  Thu, 17 May 2018 14:53:51 GMT
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