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Problem with ANSYS 18.2 SpaceClaim

    • rangushiva
      Subscriber

      I have downloaded "ANSYS 18.2 (3.9 GB) Student version" to learn ANSYS by online course started by Edx but unfortunately I wasn't able to open the geometry. Every time I open it I get the error "Geometry editor was closed abnormally" . 

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      Please check if you have read write permissions to respective folders. 


      Please run set up with 'Run as Administrator'. 


      Regards,


      Keyur


       

    • rangushiva
      Subscriber

      Yes, i run set up with 'Run as Administrator' but no use, same error displayed. Please help me what i need to do?

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi rangushiva ,


      Let's narrow down the issue. Can you open up stand-alone Spaceclaim (SCDM 18.2) ?


      If so, this is a configuration issue between Workbench and SpaceClaim, most likely with Windows registry.


      If not, this is very likely a graphics issue. Type 'dxdiag' (without quote) in your Windows search or in CMD Prompt , then enter. This will bring up the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, wait until it finishes loading then click on all 'Display #' tabs (depending on how many monitors you are using) and take screenshot of each of this 'Display #' tab and post them here.


      Thank you,


      Win


       

    • rangushiva
      Subscriber

      Yes, i can open stand-alone Spaceclaim (SDCM 18.2) and i can design in it but the problem is that when opening it through Workbench the error message is displayed and cannot attach a geometry to workbench, so i think exactly problem is because of configuration issue between Workbench and SpaceClaim. I am using a external NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 710 (2GB) graphics card, 3 GB RAM and OS with windows 7 (64 bit). Please help me any one in resolving this issue as soon as possible.


      Thanks in advance.

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi rangushiva ,


      Thanks for the info.


      In that case, no need to worry about graphics at this time. Try the following potential resolutions in this order (Note: Make sure there is no ANSYS products running while performing these workarounds)


       


      Resolution # 1 : Reset configurations


      Rename


      C:UsersAppDataLocalSpaceClaim


      C:UsersAppDataRoamingSpaceClaim


      to anything else


       


      Resolution # 2 : Run Product & CAD Configuration v18.2 with 'run as admin' > Configure Products & CADs > Select all and click Next


      Then, run the CAD Configuration Manager 182 with 'run as admin' > check the box for SpaceClaim Direct Modeler > Click Next, then click Configure Selected CAD Interfaces, and make sure you see 'success'


       


      Resolution # 3 : Check if this registry is created after the CAD Config was run


      Open regedit, then go to this key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSpaceClaim.AnsysSCDM.182 and make sure it exists with correct Path value (e.g., C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS Studentv182scdm)


      If not, it means your user account doesn’t have rights to change the registry, please ask IT admin to run CAD Config with full admin rights. Sometimes, this can also be caused by some Anti-virus software preventing you from modifying Windows registry.


       


      Hope this helps.


      Thank you,


      Win

    • rangushiva
      Subscriber
      Hello tsiriaks
      Thanks for your reply and suggestions.

      I tried your first resolution but it didn't worked for me and second one is based on CAD Configuration Manager, so i am using student version of Ansys 18.2 it doesn't come with CAD Configuration Manager.
      The third resolution is about registry path of Spaceclaim and it is in correct path.
      So, the above methods didn't worked for me.

      Please give me a solution for it and i am struggling with it from 1 week.

      Thank you.
    • Rob
      Ansys Employee

      If you can open stand alone do that and then use the Workbench icon to transfer into WB. Connect a mesh cell up to that and it should all work. Short term it'll make editting models more difficult but it'll mean you can learn the tool and meshing.


      Can you check where WB is trying to write scratch files ( Tools -> Options -> Project Management) and that you have write permissions there.

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi rangushiva,


      You have that for student version too (at least for 19.1, not sure if it's different in 18.2)


      Product & CAD Configuration 19.1


      "C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS Studentv191ProductConfig.exe"


      CAD Configuration Manager 19.1


      "C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS Studentv191commonfilesCADbinwinx64Ans.CadInt.CADConfigUtilityGUI.exe"


      Try resolution #2 , then post a full screenshot of this key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSpaceClaim.AnsysSCDM.182


      In the meantime, you can follow the workaround mentioned above to work on it.


      Thank you,


      Win

    • rangushiva
      Subscriber
      Thanks for all your replies and suggestions regarding my problem.

      My problem resolved myself.
      I changed all the settings in Workbench and Spaceclaim that are related to geometry, so that solved my problem and now iam happy that it is working fine.

      Thank you.


      ----Shiva
    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Shiva,


      That's good news. Thank you for the update.


      Win

    • deepakpushpad
      Subscriber

      hi raghu.


      will you describe how you resolve this issue. actually i am facing this issue right now. i am using ansys 19.0 with my msi gt 710  2gb graphics card

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi deepakpushpad,


      Have you tried all of the resolutions that I listed above ?


      Do you have exact same issue (can launch stand-alone but not from Workbench) ?


      Thank you,


      Win

    • Zion
      Subscriber

      Please how did you change the settings in the Workbench and Spaceclaim that are related to geometry? Because am currently facing similar issues relating to  "Geometry editor was closed abnormally" .


      Kindly assist me. Thank you


      Regards


      Zion

    • Zion
      Subscriber

      Please how did you change the settings in the Workbench and Spaceclaim that are related to geometry? Because am currently facing similar issues relating to  "Geometry editor was closed abnormally" .


       


      Kindly assist me. Thank you


       


      Regards


       


      Zion


    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Do you have exact same issue (can launch stand-alone but not from Workbench) ?


      If so, try resolutions I listed above


      Thanks,


      Win

    • niveshk
      Subscriber

      Hi,
      I"m facing the exact same issue, and I've tried all the above mentioned resolutions, but did not work. I still keep getting "Geometry editor was closed abnormally" error. I'm able to open spaceclaim from my workbench itself though. But I'm not able to import the geometry into "Mechanical"


      Here are the logs that I found:
      System.Exception: Unable to attach to geometry file E:NiveshANSYS Projetcs2D-Conduction-edxDesign2.scdoc. Unable to attach geometry.at Ansys.Simulation.Core.Commands.RefreshModel.ExecuteCommand(IFullContext context)at Ansys.Addins.Infrastructure.CommandUtilities.CommandHelper.Execute(IFullContext context)at Ansys.Core.Commands.Concurrency.CommandWorkUnit.executeInContext(CommandContext subContext, IExecutionEngineCallback tracer)at Ansys.Core.Commands.Concurrency.BaseWorkUnit.doExecute(IExecutionEngineCallback executionEngine, CommandContext subContext)at Ansys.Core.Commands.Concurrency.BaseWorkUnit.Execute(IExecutionEngineCallback executionEngine, Boolean dontCatchExceptions)--- Ansys.Core.Commands.CommandFailedException: Unable to attach to geometry file E:NiveshANSYS Projetcs2D-Conduction-edxDesign2.scdoc. Unable to attach geometry.CommandName: Mechanical.RefreshModel(Container="Model", RemainingContainers=[])at Ansys.Core.Commands.CommandAsyncResult.RethrowFailureException(Exception e)at Ansys.Core.Commands.CommandAsyncResult.Wait(Int32 milliSecondsTimeout, Boolean exitContext)at Ansys.ProjectSchematic.Commands.RefreshCommand.RefreshComponents(IFullContext context, IEnumerable`1 componentsToRefresh, Boolean refreshUnfulfilled)at Ansys.Core.Commands.Concurrency.CommandWorkUnit.executeInContext(CommandContext subContext, IExecutionEngineCallback tracer)at Ansys.Core.Commands.Concurrency.BaseWorkUnit.doExecute(IExecutionEngineCallback executionEngine, CommandContext subContext)at Ansys.Core.Commands.Concurrency.BaseWorkUnit.Execute(IExecutionEngineCallback executionEngine, Boolean dontCatchExceptions)--- Ansys.Core.Commands.CommandFailedException: Unable to attach to geometry file E:NiveshANSYS Projetcs2D-Conduction-edxDesign2.scdoc. Unable to attach geometry.CommandName: RefreshComponent(Component="/Schematic/Component:Model")at Ansys.Core.Commands.CommandAsyncResult.RethrowFailureException(Exception e)at Ansys.Core.Commands.CommandAsyncResult.Wait(Int32 milliSecondsTimeout, Boolean exitContext)at Ansys.ProjectSchematic.Commands.RefreshComponentCommand.InvokeAndWait(IProtectedContext context, DataReference Component)at Ansys.Simulation.GUI.EditModelBase.InvokeEditModelOperation(GuiOperationContext context, IGuiOperation guiOperation, DataContainerReference dcr)at Ansys.UI.GuiOperationContext.Invoke(GuiOperationMetaData operationData)at Ansys.UI.UIManager.InvokeOperationCore(String pseudoname, OperationDelegate callback, Boolean allowOSMessages, Boolean coreTransaction, Boolean deferredRefreshOnly)

      Thanks

    • niveshk
      Subscriber

      Update :
      When I import geometry from soldworks (.igs) files it works well. Not sure what the issue is with SpaceClaim Geometry editor.

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      If you can open a blank SpaceClaim from Workbench, then you are having a different issue.  Please create a new thread.


      Try importing your geometry from a simple directory like C:Temp 


      Also, try a different geometry file created by SpaceClaim. You can launch stand-alone SpaceClaim, create some simple geometry then save it in scdoc. 

    • NikhilSM
      Subscriber

      Hi,


      I am using workbench 19.2 student version I have same problem as above stated for version "ANSYS 18.2 (3.9 GB) Student version" to learn ANSYS by online course started by Edx but unfortunately I wasn't able to open the geometry. Every time I open it I get the error "Geometry editor was closed abnormally" . 


      I have followed all 3 steps of resolution but still unable to open geometry even regedit also correct path exist


      Thanks

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      NikhilSM, please create a new thread and reference this one. We can work on your issue there. Please also provide the following info in your new post.


      Are you able to launch stand-alone SpaceClaim ?


      Open CMD Prompt, then issue the following command


      set


      and post the output of it.

    • dancab
      Subscriber

      Hi, I was having the same problem ("Geometry editor was closed abnormally") and following ragushiva message above I found a solution that worked for me. However I can't seem to be able to start a new discussion to post it and share it with everyone.

    • NikhilSM
      Subscriber

      Geometry closes abnormally at same time spaceClaim open up


      Here is screen shot of CMD commant - set

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi dancab,


      Can you try to create a new thread again ?


       


      Hi NikhilSM,


      please create a new thread for your issue. We can try things on there.


       

    • jmartinezs1992
      Subscriber

      amigos si tienen este problema, pero pueden abrir el spaceclaim. Trabajen su geometria en el spaceclaim y luego desde la interfaz del spaceclaim exporten la geometria en IGES y luego importen este IGES al WORKBENCH. Si bien no es una solucion definitiva les permitara trabajar en sus modelos sin tener el error.

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Google translation


      "friends if they have this problem, but they can open the spaceclaim. Work your geometry in the spaceclaim and then from the interface of the spaceclaim export the geometry in IGES and then import this IGES into the WORKBENCH. Although it is not a definitive solution, it will allow them to work on their models without having the error."


       


      Thank you for the suggestion of the workaround jmartinezs1992 . It's ideal to make it works with SpaceClaim but if issue persists after all suggestions, your workaround is one way to circumvent it 


      Thanks,


      Win

    • moeenkhurram
      Subscriber

       any solution to this problem , I have been facing same issue , already tried suggested methods. 

    • nimishaiitm
      Subscriber

      Hello, 


      I am facing the same problem., please help me to resolve it. SpaceClaim opens independently for me as well, I have tried the 3 resolutions mentions above.


       

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      If above methods don't help, you are likely having issue with accessing GAC on your systems. See this thread for more info


      https://studentcommunity.ansys.com/thread/error-geometry-editor-was-closed-abnormally-1/

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