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ANSYS 19.0 Visual studio + Intel parallel studio XE version required for UPFs?

    • SamKleespies


      I am trying to implement a UPF into ANSYS 19.0, however I need to be running the correct version of visual studio and parallel studio for the correct fortran compiler version. The platform support plan for ANSYS 19 ( says that in ANSYS 19.1 visual studio 2015 and Intel parallel studio XE 2017 will be needed, however I need to know which versions are needed for ANSYS 19.0. Can anyone help me with this? 

    • raul.raghav

      I'm not sure if you've already found a solution to your problem, but still posting this for others having trouble.

      Attached is a screenshot of the compiler compatibility provided in the Ansys Installation Manual for different Ansys release.

    • Vishal Ganore
      Ansys Employee

      I am using VS community 2017. Please see here for additional details:

    • juan.rojas

      Are you using VS Community 2017 with which version of Ansys? 19.1?

    • brocktree

      Does Ansys Student version support UPFs?

    • Max Power

      I would very much like to know the same thing. Sofar I couldn't get the customization files from the installation and without those it doesn't seem to be possible.

    • Rob
      Ansys Employee

      If you mean UDF's then yes they work in the student version. You'll need to download a compiler unless you interpret the code. 

    • vidyadhar.kpm

      Hello Vishal,

      I am unable to launch fluent using x86_x64 cross tools command prompt.

      The message says:

      launcher1.exe has stopped working

       A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

      It gives two options :  1) Debug 2)close program

      If I chose Debug, it takes me to VisualStudio and asks for permission to debug launcher1.exe

      My Ansys version is 19.2 Academic. My desktop has Windows 7 installed on it.

      i have downloaded Visual Studio 2019 community version. Should I use VS 2017 instead?

      Thanks in advance!


    • JakeC
      Ansys Employee

      Hi vidyadhar,

      Yes please use 2017 instead.


      Thank you,



    • Mn65
      Hi Raul

      Do you think the Ansys Mechanical Student version support UPFs? or it is necessary to have the ANSYS enterprise? please see the  GUIDE TO USER-PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES |, 

      Chapter 1: Understanding User Programmable Features (UPFs)

      Thank you.


    • cnac
      HellonnI am using ANSYS 2020 R2 and need nMicrosoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 Version 15.0 (including the MS C++ compiler), Intel C++ 2019.3.203 and Intel Visual FORTRAN 2019.3.203 compilersnFor my coding in Workbench can I just use icrosoft Visual Studio Community 2017 Version 15.0 (including the MS C++ compiler)? Do I need rest of the compilers? Does anyone have a link for the Intel C++ 2019.3.203 and Intel Visual FORTRAN 2019.3.203 compilers?nThank youn
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