Can you try these for us?
1) Ensure that the FEAComputeserver.exe file exists (e.g. C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2013\Bin\FEAComputeServer.exe)
2) Open an assembly with at least two components, and run the Automatic Contacts command (this will take meshing out of the picture) => do you get the FEAComputeServer error?
3) Ensure that you used the registry key I attached. Because, if there is a space like the command I pasted in it may not work. Check to see if log file gets created in C:\Temp. It is really surpising that the log file is not there if the registry key is set correctly.
Also, it would be great if you can send me an email (hughDOThendersonATautodeskDOTcom) so we can set up a screen sharing session. We tried calling you in Holland, but only rings and no pickup.
Thanks! -Hugh (& John Z. from Development)
Did you get my mail?
I am sorry , maybe I have to stop working. My wife is complayning.
(Here it is 22u19 and I worked the hole day) I will try to answer youre mails.
I have added the registry keys you posted earlier, and I have attached the generated log file. I have also tried completely uninstalling and then re-installing inventor on the administrator account (it was installed originally with an account that has administrator priviledges, but I changed accounts just to be sure). The reinstall did not solve the issue.
Thank you for your assitance thus far.
I could be missing something, but don't see your FEAComputeSever.log file attachment from C:\Temp. I've attached an example to this reply.
DWEN (in Belgium, not Holland) was able to get a successful mesh after uninstall / re-install and disabling anti-virus and firewall(s). Can you give that a whirl too?
Got it. We've looked it over and it seems that the meshed failed for 'body 3'. This leads us to believe there is an issue in our volume mesher for this particular model. Would it be possible to send us a copy of the model?
Can you confirm that the meshing / solving can work for a very simple model like a cuboid?
Today bad news.
Started my computer agen, checked my mails (outlook) and then same problem agen. (no mesh)
Started my computer without outlook start, started inventor. Problem is still there.
If you disable the firewall and anti-virus, then launch Inventor does the meshing work once again?
We suspect that either the installed anti-virus or firewall is blocking FEAComputeServer.exe from working.
We suggest trying to make an exception for this *.exe in those programs to allow it to run without restraint.
Please let us know if this works or not.
The model I am using is posted earlier in the thread (my second post). I unfortuntately did not keep the file as it was just a test part. I have attached a part that is a recreation of it to this post.
As well, this error occurs on any geometry I create, including a simple cylinder or cube. Fortunately, our other Inventor 2013 machine is able to mesh, etc. with no problems, so the problem seems contained to either the machine/hardware or the inventor installation (although we have tried reinstalling multiple times now). As well, we have tried reinstalling and running with anything remotely antivirus/firewall related turned off, but to no effect.
Thanks for your help so far,