How to integrate Ansys 16.2 student version with solidworks 2013

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??

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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.

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

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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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