Hi John,

My description might not be clear.  I did not turn on creep in the first step.  I only turn on creep for step 2 and 3.  The temperature loadings I applied are all 20°C at every step which is identical to the ambient temperature.

The simulation worked fine in step 1 but encountered error messages in step 2 and stopped.  I checked the stress and displacement in step 1.  They are virtually zero (less than 1E-10).  Hope this information helps.  Please let me know if you need more information.