Hi, thanks for the response. Using my script, workbench closes each time I run it from command line. The ideal solution would be to close the skeleton project (without saving) - hence closing mechanical too ; but leave workbench application open (with no project open). I then send the command again, and it opens up the skeleton project again, but without the delay associated with starting workbench.nThe command I send via Windows Command Line is:nC:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\ANSYS Student\v201\Framework\bin\Win64\runwb2.bat -B -F [skeleton project path].wbpj -R [workbench script path].wbjnn