NX11 to ANSYS 17.1 trouble

  • Last Post 08 November 2018
joeyg posted this 08 November 2018


I am having troubles importing my model from NX11 learning edition to ANSYS 17.1. I have tried the configuration to link them and run ANSYS directly from NX but it does not work.

Any advice on how to get it to work? Any answers appreciated.


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tsiriaks posted this 08 November 2018

Hi Joe,

Are you using ANSYS student version ? Because I think student version doesn't support NX interface with ANSYS.

Here is the list of 'reader' that is supported by student version


Geometry Import:

Neutral format import IGES, STEP

Parasolid (native within ANSYS DesignModeler)


Thank you,


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pgl posted this 08 November 2018

Correct Win, the free Student products only support neutral file imports and Parasolid. The bi-directional geometry connections are not supported. 

Joe: You should be able to export your geometry in Parasolid format from NX11, and you can then import that into the Student Product's "Geometry" application (Spaceclaim or DesignModeler) . However, note that you will need to insure that you adhere to the geometry limits of the student product, for example you can't import a thousand part assembly with tens of thousands of facets.