ANSYS Academic Teaching Introductory Mechanical APDL not opening

  • Last Post 10 May 2019
MoeKo posted this 10 May 2019

Hi everyone,

I just downloaded the student version of ANSYS and wanted to recreate a very simple problem we discussed at uni. However, Mechanical APDL won't start... I can open the launcher select a working directory and a job name but once I press "Run" the "Mechnical APDL 2019 R1 Output Window" pops up and after about 10 minutes the output window shows the results which are shown in the picture.

Does anyone have a clue what might be the problem? Did I do something wrong in the installation?



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jcallery posted this 10 May 2019

Hi MoeKo,

It looks like you are trying to use APDL in a distributed mode with intel mpi.

That error suggests that either a local firewall or antivirus is blocking the MPI processes.


Instead please try opening in SMP mode.

Please reference this thread here:


Thank you,