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How to integrate Ansys 16.2 student version with solidworks 2013

By Abdulrhaman Alrumaidh on 31 Aug 09:56 7 answers 10187 views 8 comments

Yesterday, I installed Ansys 16.2 student version. I also have the solidworks premium 2013. I want to integrate them together but something seems to be wrong.

I runned the "Ansys CAD Configuration Manager" as an administrator > selected "solidworks _ Workbench Associative Interface" > clicked "next" > Clicked "Configure Selected CAD Interfaces" > the following message shows up:

Prerequisites ..... Configure Success
SW Workbench PlugIn ..... Not Configured

What's going wrong??

7 answers

  • Duncan
    Duncan over 1 year ago

    when you download ANSYS, look in the downloaded folder for "cads" and you will find all of the cad plugins required for all of the accepted cad software.

    For example: looking in cads folder, "ai' folder is autodesk inventor, "sw" folder is solidworks etc. when you run your ANSYS cad config. like you have done, its looking for these files so without them it will not configure. In the error text log it will say .dll not found (registry file). You need to take note of what folder its looking in and move your cad plugin files to this. I moved the inventor folder in "ai" to:


    run the CAD config again and you will find it works.

  • Sheryl Kastner
    Sheryl Kastner 30 days ago

    I was also looking for the same question and Abdulrhaman asked a question with detail and mentioned the paths to understand the question easily. In fact the admin and user are so active who reply so fast specially Duncan solved my problem which I was facing since last 2 days because I posted that question in forums but no one responds I am working online for the so it was really urgent for me to solve this issue and thanks to Duncan who helped me out.

  • Daniel
    Daniel almost 2 years ago

    Same problem in here, but with Ansys 13.0 I didn't have this problem

  • Alek Sobas
    Alek Sobas 4 months ago

    I have the same issue aswell, how do I locate the plug in I need from Solidworks to put it in the correct location?

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  • Lauren Ebsary
    Lauren Ebsary 8 months ago

    i have lately constructed a metallic truss. How can Ansys be useful to me, or what can it do. i've never used it before however I saw at few clips and it looks exciting
    I used some simple software to discover tensions and compressions, however it'd be outstanding If I do similarly investigation for the record.

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