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Spaceclaim geometry licensing error

    • Sebas Bouter


      Every time I try to open spaceclaim I get the error shown in the picture added to this post. I also tried completely deleting every file of ansys and uninstalling ansys, and then reinstalling ansys. I even tried to do the same thing but downloading it via chrome instead of microsoft edge. I have a student version of course.

      How can it be fixed?

    • peteroznewman

      The key to understanding this error are the words, "system clock has been set back". The Ansys licensing system goes out and looks at the timestamps of a bunch of files on the computer. If it finds a file with a timestamp that is IN THE FUTURE, then it assumes that the system clock has been set back to a time IN THE PAST in order to get around the expiration date on the Ansys license.

      The corrective action is the remove any file with a timestamp in the future.  One sure way to clean up the computer is to format the C: drive, reinstall Windows, and reinstall all your programs. That is a huge job.

      A Google Search has some links to users who have experienced this error before. 

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