Missing installation files AIM 18.1

  • Last Post 09 September 2017
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Mr_fixit16 posted this 06 September 2017

I recently downloaded and installed AIM 18.1 and after finally finding the CAD Configuration Manager and running it, I found the DLL files used by it to configure the SolidWorks and AutoCAD interfaces were missing from the installation. Does anyone know where to find these? Is it possibly a bug in the installer? I tried to install it twice and both times the files are not there.

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pgl posted this 08 September 2017

The free student products do not include any of the geometry interface products. i.e. The Solidworks and AutoCAD interfaces are not included.

You can import IGES and STEP neutral file formats, and Parasolid (*.x_T) files into ANSYS Student 18.1.

The ANSYS AIM Student 18.1 product uses ANSYS SpaceClaim for it's geometry engine, hence AIM Student can import many CAD geometry formats out of the box, no geometry interfaces need to be configured. 

See also this earlier post. 

Mr_fixit16 posted this 09 September 2017

Well, that will work. I was not aware SpaceClaim could import SolidWorks and AutoCAD. Thanks for your help!