Adarsh B Katakol

Hi, I have saved a file on Ansys Workbench 2020 R2 but I need to open it on another computer which has version 2018.1 but when I try to open it, an error is displayed.

Is there a way to open files in the older versions if it was saved in 2020 R2?

Thank you


  • KremellaKremella Posts: 2,476Admin

    Hello @Adarsh_Katakol ,

    Ansys is not backward compatible. If you have created a file on the latest version, then you will not be able to open the WB files on a previous version. I'd recommend that you upgrade the other system to the latest version before opening the files.

    If you are unable to upgrade, please let us know which solver you are using and we may be able to suggest a possible workaround. In some cases (like with Fluent), you might be able to take the case and data files and run it on a standalone version. Again, this is not completely advisable if you are jumping several versions as certain options which are available on the later versions might not be there on the older ones.

    Thank you.


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