The other error I am recieving is At least one contact pair has no elements in it. This may be due to mesh defeaturing. Please modify defeaturing settings which are accessible on the mesh object. This may also result from default trim tolerance of the respective contact or refine the mesh. You may aselect the offending pair(s) via RMB on this warning in the messages window. Alternately, set the variable contactAllowEmpty to 1 in irder to ignore this error and allow the solution to proceed. I have tried to follow these instructions but havent been able to find he solution mentioned anywhere.n