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Unable to start the installation process

    • lepetitprince



      I have downloaded the academic version of Ansys product, AnsysACADEMICSTUDENT_2020R1_WINX64 to be exact and I cannot start the installation process. I unpack the archive and double click the setup.exe file. I run it as administrator. 

      I closed every application I had opened, but I cannot click on anything there. Literally, it's like clicking on text that doesn't do anything. I tried to click to the Getting started - Installation , I expected pdf file to be opened but nothing really happened. I cannot pass that screen.

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Check this

    • lepetitprince

      Thank you for your answer. I solved this in the meantime on my own I just forgot to report back.


      I unpacked the installation archive to the desktop so it didn't work. I moved the installer to D and it run properly. 

      When I tried to run workbench, it didn't work because of ? in my username, so I opened new user account in windows without non-english letters and just run the program I already installed. And it worked.


      Is there any way to get it (workbench) to work with AutoDesk Inventor though?

    • dsurendr
      Ansys Employee


      You can run the CAD configuration Manager with Right click and Run as Admin from Start Menu > ANSYS  

      Then click the checkbox for Inventor and select the Workbench Associative Interface Option > Next > Configure selected CAD interfaces

      Does it say success?

      After this, when you open Inventor > Do you see Workbench Plugin?

    • lepetitprince

      Prerequisites ..... Configure Success

      AI  Workbench PlugIn ..... Not Configured

      CAD Configuration log file was written to location:  D:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS Studentv201CADConfigLogsLatestCADConfigurationMgr.log


      That's all I get. The log says:



      Invalid Inventor Dll File Path in createAnsRegistryXML2 D:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS Studentv201aisolCADIntegrationInventorwinx64DSPlugInAICOM.dll

      No valid Inventor installation detected

      Writing packageinfo to: C:UsersMarko Todorovic.DESKTOP-MKFBFJPAppDataRoamingAnsysv201ProdConfiguninst_data.dat

      WritePackageInstallData Succeeded.

      SpaceClaimEngineering Not Detected


      Saving to D:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS Studentv201commonfilesCADCADConfigurationInfo.XML

      WriteUpdateConfigurationStatusFile Update Success


      Everything is installed on D partition since the laptop has 128gb SSD and it's not enough for CAD software. Is that making a problem here?

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      This functionality is not included in ANSYS Student version.

      You can check

      select the product -> "what's included" -> "Geometry Import"




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