November 23, 2019 at 10:16 amluisdamedSubscriber
I am getting the message "An error occurred while starting the solver module. Please refer to the Troubleshooting section in the ANSYS Mechanical User Guide for more information" whenever I try to solve any type of Thermal or Mechanical analysis. I already have read all the posts I could find and nothing helped.
It happens for all the ANSYS projects that I created a year ago using v18 (can't remember exactly which one). My laptop is a Windows 10, 64-bit system and I have plenty of Hard drive space and RAM memory and administrative privileges. I even performed a "soft-reset" and installed version Academic Student 2019 R1 - neither my previous projects or new ones work.
Can anyone help, please? Thanks
November 23, 2019 at 10:22 amluisdamedSubscriber
- When I open the solver directory, there is no Solver.out file.
- All the folders have only English characters, as well as my user and computer IDs
- Renaming the C:UsersluisdAppDataRoamingAnsys v193 file to v193.old did not work.
- I checked the name references for the loads and boundary conditions and none of them were modified from one release to another.
- I managed to use FLUENT, though, but I can't open it from the workbench window and have to use the CMD:
cd C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS Studentv193fluentntbinwin64
fluent ^-r19.3.0 2ddp -meshing -tm8 -t8
Here is the output from a CMD license check:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.476]
(c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:Usersluisd>"C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingwinx64ansysli_util" -checkout ANS_SOLVER
2019/11/22 178:09 INFO Demo license file C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingstudent.lic exists.
ANS_SOLVER OUT id=DESKTOP-JFRKGAF-LuisD-22052-012666 shared_info=DESKTOP-JFRKGAF-LuisD-22052-012667 is_sharable=yes server=53917@localhost is_academic=yes has_academic_logo=yes max_h_elem=0 max_nodes=0 max_faces=0 max_bodies=0 max_species=0 min_cell_size=0 max_depth=0
Resolved by Feature: id=183 feature=aa_t_i product=ANSYS Academic Teaching Introductory
Here is the output when opening Mechanical APDL:
2019/11/23 105:24 INFO Demo license file C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingstudent.lic exists.
ANSYS Academic Teaching Introductory
Point Releases and Patches installed:
Academic Student 2019 R1
FENSAP-ICE 2019 R1
***** ANSYS COMMAND LINE ARGUMENTS *****
INITIAL JOBNAME = file
DISTRIBUTED MEMORY PARALLEL REQUESTED
2 PARALLEL PROCESSES REQUESTED WITH SINGLE THREAD PER PROCESS
TOTAL OF 2 CORES REQUESTED
MPI OPTION = INTELMPI
START-UP FILE MODE = READ
STOP FILE MODE = READ
GRAPHICS DEVICE REQUESTED = win32
GRAPHICAL ENTRY = YES
LANGUAGE = en-us
INITIAL DIRECTORY = C:Usersluisd
RELEASE= 2019 R1 BUILD= 19.3 UP20181204 VERSION=WINDOWS x64
CURRENT JOBNAME=file0 105:26 NOV 23, 2019 CP= 1.109
/SHOW SET WITH DRIVER NAME= WIN32 , RASTER MODE, GRAPHIC PLANES = 8
RUN SETUP PROCEDURE FROM FILE= C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS Studentv193ANSYSapdlstart.ans
/INPUT FILE= menust.tmp LINE= 0
/INPUT FILE= C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS Studentv193ANSYSapdlstart.ans LINE= 0
ACTIVATING THE GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI). PLEASE WAIT...
*** NOTE *** CP = 1.656 TIME= 105:26
The directory "CUsers/luisd/AppData/Roaming/Ansys/ansys19.3" has been
created to maintain ANSYS settings.
CUTTING PLANE SET TO THE WORKING PLANE
PRODUCE NODAL PLOT IN DSYS= 0
TURN OFF WORKING PLANE DISPLAY
Honestly, I never tried opening Mechanical APDL before.
November 23, 2019 at 10:53 amluisdamedSubscriber
- I managed to solve one of the static structural simulations I made, using Mechanical APDL (thanks to tsiriaks for his advice). However, when reading the results for a transient thermal simulation in Workbench, I get the error
Your product license has numerical problem size limits, you have exceeded these problem size limits and the solver cannot proceed.
- I checked the license status from Mechanical APDL and I got this
ANSYS Licensing Interconnect path is empty.
Please see the Troubleshooting Section in the ANSYS Licensing Guide for more details.
ANSYS FLEXlm License path=C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingstudent.lic
***** Note: Due to a FLEXlm limitation, all tasks may not be found *****
***** ANSYS FLEXlm LICENSE SERVER STATUS: C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingstudent.lic *****
*** ERROR ***
lmutil - Copyright (c) 1989-2015 Flexera Software LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Flexible License Manager status on Sat 11/23/2019 14:49
[Detecting lmgrd processes...]
Error getting status: No SERVER lines in license file. (-13,66)
child killed: SIGABRT]
But I made these simulations with the same type of Ansys Academic license originally, and everything used to solve without problems.
November 26, 2019 at 11:06 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
For your original issue, that happened with ANSYS Mechanical (in Workbench) , right ? not Mechanical APDL What if you create a brand-new, test static structural project, does this encounter the same issue ? Please post the screenshot of the all relevant errors.
For the issue with size limit, see this (this is for ANSYS Mechanical but may give some idea for Mechanical APDL)
November 27, 2019 at 10:38 pm
December 2, 2019 at 5:57 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
From your Mechanical GUI above, click Tools -> Write Input File , then save it somewhere.
Open M-APDL Launcher, specify 'ANSYS Batch' in Simulation Environment and specify the path and file name of your Input File, change Working Directory to C:Temp, then click Run. Post any error that comes up from this.
November 16, 2022 at 2:17 pmDANUSH DATTHATHIREYAN KSubscriber
An error occurred while starting the solver module. Please refer to the Troubleshooting section in the Ansys Mechanical User Guide for more information.
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