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environment variable CFX5ROOT

    • FrankR
      Subscriber

      Dear Community,


      happy new year.


      I use FLUENT "Academic Student Release" 19.2 on a Windows-PC.


      I try to get output via "Export to CFD-Post", but the message


      Unable to launch CFD Post from (path not fully displayed, ending in .../CFD-Post/bin/cfx5post.exe)
      Please set environment variable CFX5ROOT and try again.


      pops up.


      Strikingly, I find cfx5post.exe only in a different path:
      C:prgANSYS IncANSYS Studentv192CFXbin


      I am a computer moron and our system administrator is still on holidays.


      How can be problem be fixed ? Where and how do I have to set the environment variable ?


      I am aware that I can disable the Open CFD-Post option, and load the file manually. Would be nice though.


      Your kind assistance is greatly appreciated.


      Regards


      FrankR

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi FrankR,


      Normally, you should not need to set any extra environment variable.


      I think there is something off here with the installation.


      Since I don't see the full path that it's trying to launch /CFD-Post/bin/cfx5post.exe , I don't know if this is under the same parent directory as C:prgANSYS IncANSYS Studentv192CFX


      Check this, open CMD Prompt, then type


      set a


      then, see if your ANSYS192_DIR and AWP_ROOT192 are pointing to the correct path (e.g., ANSYS192_DIR=C:prgANSYS IncANSYS Studentv192ANSYS  and AWP_ROOT192=C:prgANSYS IncANSYS Studentv192


      Thanks,


      Win

    • FrankR
      Subscriber

      Dear tsiriaks


      thank you. On the command prompt I get


      H:>set a
      ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:ProgramData
      ANSYS192_DIR=C:PrgANSYS IncANSYS Studentv192ANSYS
      ANSYS_SYSDIR=winx64
      ANSYS_SYSDIR32=win32
      ANS_OLD_ATTACH=1
      AWP_LOCALE192=de
      AWP_ROOT192=C:PrgANSYS IncANSYS Studentv192



      cfx5post.exe resides in
      C:prgANSYS IncANSYS Studentv192CFXbin


      cfx5post.pl resides in
      C:prgANSYS IncANSYS Studentv192CFXbinperllib



      Do you have any other advice ?


      Do not invest too much brainwork: I am aware that I can disable the Open CFD-Post option, and load the output file from FLUENT manually.


      Thanks once more,


      Regards


      FrankR

    • DrAmine
      Ansys Employee

      Can you launch CFD-Post in Standalone?

    • FrankR
      Subscriber

       


      yes


       


      Regards


      Frank

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Frank,


      On the shortcut that you used to launch stand-alone CFD-Post, right click -> Open file location -> right click on the shortcut and select 'Properties'


      Post the content of the 'Target' here.


      Also try this, open CMD Prompt then use this command


      move %appdata%Ansys %appdata%Ansys.old


      does this make any difference ? If not, post the output of


      set c


      Thanks,


      Win

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