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CFD and Inventor

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08-28-2012 10:01 AM



I am trying to set up CFD to work with my inventor setup.  I am a student and hence using the educational versions of Inventor 2012 and CFD 2013.


I have both pieces of software installed on my machine and both are activated.  When I open one of the example designs in inventor and then try to launch CFD the CFD picture appears, a window briefly opens and then closes again. When I try to launch my own design into CFD, nothing happens at all - Inventor just stops responding.


Is there a step I am missing?  I am under the impression that perhaps I need to register an Inventor CAD module for CFD, however I do not know how to get this.  I thought that the student versions were supposed to have full functionality?!


Any help would be very much appreciated.



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Re: CFD and Inventor

08-31-2012 08:08 AM in reply to: aoliver-

Hi Aaron,


It is always best to experiment with something simple first so you are doing the right thing using one of our example models.


The issue here is most likely down to privileges/security.


Are you launching from the C drive? This is a possible cause, all analyses shoudl be lauched and run locally.


Could you change the security settings of the installation folder (C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 2013) to allow full access to the user account (this is in properties)


Kind regards


Jon Wilde