How to Import Cad file in Ansys Workbench ? with out translate to Stp/Igs....

I want to show you how to import Cad file such as Catpart/sldpart,... in Ansys workbench ..
when you install ansys you should check this options , but if you forgot or ....
follow this step.

My Ansys version is 14.5 and it work in all version upper 12
step 1:
Start -> all programs -> ANSYS 14.5 -> Utilities -> CAD Configuration Manager 14.5

( Run with run as administrator )
step 2 :

In tab ---> 1) cad section tick workbench and ansys gemoetry interface..
2) in Cad products tick Program that you need to know cad file for ansys. such as : Catia v5 , solidworks ...

3) click to next

step 3:
when you click on next you went to cad configuration :

1) click on configure selected cad interfaces

now you see front of you proga that choice ...." Configure Success "

click on exit and Enjoy this :D

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What if it shows a ''configure failed''. Can you please help me with this problem.

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CatiaV5 WorkBench Reader ..... Configure Success
SW Workbench PlugIn ..... Configure Failed -- Registration Error

what should I do for SW, even its registered ?

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If i press CAD Selection,Ansys Products so Workbench and Ansys geometry interface doesn't seem. I just see Autocad , Catia V4-5-6 , Pro Engineer,Inventor,JT, NT ...but there is not Ansys Products. What can i do?

Thank you from now...

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Build your component in SolidWorks
1. Draw the desired beam in the SolidWorks
2. Export the file into IGES format
File > Save as > Change the file type to “IGES (*.igs)” > Click “Options” > Change
the “Surface representation/System preference" from "Standard" to "ANSYS" > Click
"ok" to close "Export Options" > Choose the folder and the name the file is saved >
Click "ok"

Import file in ANSYS window
1. File Menu >Import > IGES > Click ok for the poped up dialog box > Click
"Browse" and choose the file saved from SolidWorks > Click ok to import the file.

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