No matter how I go about creating a simple sphere in SolidWorks whenever I try to save, the program crashes. I even tried creating a sphere and a cube as separate bodies and a save worked but when I deleted the cube and hit the save button SolidWorks crashed again. It's not a complexity or file size problem because I have created models that are hundreds of time more complex than a simple sphere. Any ideas?
My computer specifications are:
CPU: (1) 1.80 GHz Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160
RAM: (2) 1024 Mb DDR2 Dual Channel sticks of RAM
Drive: (1) 7200 RPM 500 Gb Hard Drive
Video Card: (1) 1024 Mb ATI FirePro V4800
Have you restarted your computer/Solidworks? that would be the first place to start. Then try the following
The registry file often gets corrupted and may need to be reset. Close Solidworks. Go to run and type in regedit (if you're windows 7 or vista open up the start menu and search regedit). Once you have regedit open, open up the hkey_current_user folder, open up the software folder and rename the SolidWorks folder to something like SolidWorksOld. Then open SolidWorks back up and try to recreate the issue.
If that doesn't work, you want to try to repair the installation from within the programs and features, and then try to recreate the issue.
If neither of those options work, uninstall and reinstall Solidworks.