Ansys Mechanical "unable to attach to geometry file" Error

  • Last Post 30 January 2018
TrevorHicks posted this 30 January 2018

Hi, I'm new to Ansys, and I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction on how to solve an error i encountered. I downloaded Ansys Student 18.2 using Windows 10, and am attempting to perform a steady state thermal analysis of a rectangle, however when i open Ansys Mechanical the application crashes. I've attached a screen shot of the errors generated. I'm following a tutorial so I'm sure it's software related. Any help is greatly appreciated. I've tried reinstalling the program, and installing the program on a different computer, but no luck.


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peteroznewman posted this 30 January 2018

If you just draw the rectangle, but don't click on the Pull tool once, you will have curves, but no surface. The surface counts as a body, the curves do not. Clicking on the Pull tool creates the surface, even though you don't pull it into a 3D solid.  


Instead of clicking on the Pull tool, you can click on the 3D icon at the bottom of the screen and the surface will be created.


Curves are not bodies. A closed set of curves needs to be converted to a body by creating a surface before there is anything for the plugin to pull into Mechanical.


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TrevorHicks posted this 30 January 2018

That was the problem. Thank You!!!