I have solid edge ST8, student version. I have been using it and it has been working great for about a year. A couple of days ago the program stopped working when i try to create or open a part. No error message just working in ultra slow motion. I have reinstalled it a couple of times and removed all files, the same problem appears with ST7. What may be the issue?
8 Gb RAM
Safe to say it's not a Solid Edge problem if you didn't update it recently. Most likely related to hardware issue or Windows update.
Not necessarily. Every application can use a different mix of libraries and features of a graphics driver or the OS. One other thing to try would be to log onto your PC with a different account and see if the same issue persists. Could be a corrupted Windows user profile.
@Gianfisco May have more to do with the fact that ST8 does not support Windows 10 unless you have Maintenance Patch 3 or later installed. If you have the Student Version, then that maintenance patch is not available to you and you should not be running ST8 on Windows 10. Other option is to get ST9 as it fully supports Windows 10 without the need for a maintenance patch.
Hard to say what may cause this. If you have the ability to use or set up another user account, do so and see if SE works fine. If it does, then it means something in your User Profile has been corrupted. If it doesn't, then it may be something else like computer memory, graphics, etc... May have more to do with graphics since it is only happening with models and not drafts. Update graphics driver and if that doesn't help, change the graphics options in SE to a lower setting in the list till you find one that works.