I have been using NX/Unigraphics for almost 20 years now. I have to say that NX 10.0.3.5 MP 3 is by far the most crash prone version I have ever experienced! I have seen it crash while just rotating a model on the screen. I have seen it crash while trying to modify a blend in a variable blend radius. I have seen it crash while trying to save a file! This is totally ridiculous for a piece of software that costs well over 20k per seat! Has anyone else seen this many problems with NX 10? I am not the only user in our organization that has seen this either.
I have not had time to dive into NX log files as I am in the middle of a project right now. I did notice that when I opened the Task Manager in Windows I noticed that NX 10 has a memory leak as in the software continuously pulls resources even when the software window is minimized and nothing is being done in the software. I believe there was a problem with this in a past version of NX that was fixed. It appears to be an issue again. I will keep an eye on this memory leak to see if it correlates to the crashes that I am seeing.
Elmhirst Industries, Specializing in Prototype sheet metal stampings and assemblies
Production: NX 12.0.2 / Autoform r8 /WorkNC 2019 r1
PC: Rave Cadbeast: Intel(R) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.GHz /32gb ram /NVIDIA Quadro P2000 on Win10 Pro
I have since installed NX 10.0.3.5 MP4 and have not experienced the crashing issues in my particular parts. The wierd thing that I did experience with my parts in MP4 was a problem with the transition from "Shaded" View to "True Shading" view mode. On a particular view that I have in all of my parts (it's a standard view we create in our parts) for whatever reason when I tried to switch from "Shaded" view mode to "True Shading" view mode, NX would hang for a very long time and eventually come back but my parts would not show up on screen, the screen would be just empty space. I have since deleted that particular modeling view and recreated it without the issue reappearing. Strange to say the least.
I've had similar issues. I went to MP5 a short while ago with great hopes, but this morning it's back to "internal memory error" or "NX has stopped working". I've been an NX, UG user for about 15+ years, and I can almost count on one hand how many times it has crashed. Lately not the case unfortunately. I know I should be armed with all kinds of "log" data, but I just don't have the time for that. My existance in the workforce depends on NX working perfectly. We certainly pay for that. I have SolidWorks, which I hate, but it doesn't seem to crash on the same workstation.
I have installed the recently release Maintenance Pack 5 and I haven't seen any crashes or memory access violations as of yet. Though that isn't to say that I won't see them (knock on wood). The problem with each user's experience in seeing these types of crashes is that it is very difficult to pinpoint exactly what caused it. I totally agree that for what we pay for NX software these types of bugs should be better rooted out before releasing updates to the users. I am like you where I have very limited time to break off from what I am doing whenever one of these memory access violations or crashes happens to view log files and get on the phone with a Siemens support technician. I can only hope that NX 11 will be less buggy when it gets released.
I've had the same "internal memory problems" in MP8, I also discovered that the memory leaks, in my case, were due to borrowing a license to work offsite. It ate up all my available RAM and rendered the PC useless, then NX just crashed and closed. I reported this to GTAC and they say it will be fixed in NX12....why can't they just release an MR or MP that addresses the issue and be done.
Production: NX10.0.3 MP13, VERICUT 8.0
Development: VB.NET, Tcl/Tk Testing: NX11.0, iMachining 2.0, Adaptive Roughing