Yes, I am now getting this error in the "file.err" file for both simple and more complicated geometry.  I originally did not on a simple part geometry I did a static analysis on.  I did find another thread post that referenced "Mechanical APDL crashes with “SIG$ILL” during solving" and the thread said to add "-blas intel" under solve process settings>Advanced then in the Additional Command Line Arguments field add "-blas intel" without the quotes.  I did this and both the simple and more complicated models static analyses work and solved.