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Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................. v
1. Platform, Product & CAD Support ........................................................................................................... 1
2. Downloads & Prerequisites ..................................................................................................................... 3
3. Installation .............................................................................................................................................. 5
4. Licensing ................................................................................................................................................. 7
4.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations ........................................................................................................ 7
5. Advisories & Compatibility Limitations .................................................................................................. 9
6. ANSYS Structural Products ................................................................................................................... 11
6.1. Mechanical ..................................................................................................................................... 11
6.1.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 11
6.2. Mechanical APDL ............................................................................................................................ 12
6.2.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 12
6.3. Autodyn ......................................................................................................................................... 15
6.3.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 15
6.4. Aqwa .............................................................................................................................................. 16
6.4.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 16
6.5. ASAS .............................................................................................................................................. 17
6.6. Beamcheck ..................................................................................................................................... 17
6.7. Fatjack ............................................................................................................................................ 17
6.8. ANSYS Composite PrepPost ............................................................................................................. 17
7. ANSYS Fluids Products .......................................................................................................................... 19
7.1. Fluent ............................................................................................................................................. 19
7.1.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 19
7.1.2. Known Issues and Limitations ................................................................................................. 22
7.1.3. Documentation Corrections ................................................................................................... 22
7.2. CFX ................................................................................................................................................ 23
7.2.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 23
7.2.2. Known Issues and Limitations ................................................................................................. 24
7.3. TurboGrid ....................................................................................................................................... 24
7.3.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 24
7.4. BladeModeler ................................................................................................................................. 25
7.5. CFD-Post ........................................................................................................................................ 25
7.5.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 25
7.6. Polyflow ......................................................................................................................................... 26
7.6.1. Documentation Corrections ................................................................................................... 26
8. ANSYS Electronics Products .................................................................................................................. 27
8.1. Icepak ............................................................................................................................................ 27
8.1.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 27
9. ANSYS Geometry & Mesh Prep Products .............................................................................................. 29
9.1. CAD Connections & Integration ....................................................................................................... 29
9.1.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 29
9.1.2. Known Issues and Limitations ................................................................................................. 31
9.2. DesignModeler ............................................................................................................................... 29
9.2.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 30
9.2.2. Known Issues and Limitations ................................................................................................. 31
9.3. Meshing ......................................................................................................................................... 31
9.3.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 31
9.4. IC Engine ........................................................................................................................................ 32
9.4.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 32
9.5. ICEM CFD ........................................................................................................................................ 32
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9.6. Fluent Meshing ............................................................................................................................... 32
9.6.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations .............................................................................................. 32
10. ANSYS Simulation Products ................................................................................................................ 35
10.1. Workbench ................................................................................................................................... 35
10.1.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations ............................................................................................ 35
10.2. EKM .............................................................................................................................................. 36
10.2.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations ............................................................................................ 37
10.3. DesignXplorer ............................................................................................................................... 37
10.3.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations ............................................................................................ 38

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Introduction
ANSYS 15.0.7 is a general service pack, correcting known issues and limitations across all ANSYS Inc.
products. The release is fully compatible with Release 15.0 (forward and backward compatibility of
files/databases). Details of the release are included in this document, the Service Pack Update.
The following information is specific to ANSYS, Inc. 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries published
in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0. Within each product section
(beginning with ANSYS Structural Products) are sub-sections:
Resolved Issues and Limitations (since Release 15.0)
Known Issues and Limitations (where applicable, specific to Release 15.0.7)
Documentation Corrections (where applicable)
Also included are corrections to known documentation inaccuracies and omissions. Any inaccuracies
found following publication of this document will be posted in the Documentation section on the ANSYS
Customer Portal.
This document is subject to revision following publication. See the customer portal for the latest version.
The parenthetical numbers associated with each entry are reference numbers corresponding to an internal bug tracking system. The numbers are included to help to facilitate ANSYS, Inc. technical support
and help to ensure that the issue described in the entry is resolved.
Service packs may become available for some of the entries. See the customer portal for information
about service packs and any additional items not included in this document. First-time users of the
customer portal must register via the ANSYS Web site (www.ansys.com) to create a password.

Note
In addition to this document, a ReadMe is available with information specific to:
Download Instructions
Prerequisites
Windows Installation Instructions
Linux Installation Instructions

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Chapter 1: Platform, Product & CAD Support


Since Release 15.0, the following operating systems have updated versions (noted below) supported
for Release 15.0.7:
Red Hat 6.5
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 3
Windows 8.1, Update 1
Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft HPC 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2
Since Release 15.0, the following CAD packages have updated versions (noted below) supported for
Release 15.0.7:
Inventor 2015
NX 9.0 (Windows only)
SolidWorks 2014
SpaceClaim 2014

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Chapter 2: Downloads & Prerequisites


Release 15.0.7 is inclusive of ANSYS Updates since Release 15.0. Located in the Downloads section of
the customer portal, the Product Updates include:
ANSYS 15.0.1 (Meshing Baffle)
ANSYS 15.0.3 (LS-DYNA)
ANSYS 15.0.4 (TurboGrid License Connection)
ANSYS 15.0.5 (Rigid Body Dynamics)

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Chapter 3: Installation
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

Important
ANSYS Release 15.0 must first be manually uninstalled before installing Release 15.0.7.
Detailed instructions to uninstall the product are available via the ANSYS Customer Portal at
Downloads> Documentation. Click the ANSYS 15.0 Release Documentation link to download
either the ANSYS, inc. Installation Guide for Linux or the ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for Windows. See chapter 8: Uninstalling the Software.
The customer portal is accessible from the ANSYS website (www.ansys.com).
For a complete listing of the ANSYS products supported on the Windows 8 operating system, see the
ANSYS Website> Support> Platform Support: http://www.ansys.com/Support/Platform+Support
If you have problems installing Release 15.0.7, please contact your IT department.

Windows Installation Instructions


Be aware that Windows 7, and 8 use a feature called User Account Control (UAC) to control privileges
and automatically reduce the potential of security breaches in the operating system. However, UAC
limits your accessibility to system areas and can cause unpredictable behavior in ANSYS products. Because
of this limitation, we strongly recommend performing the installation with full administrative options.
Recommended Installation:
UAC should be turned off and installation performed with full administrative privileges (using Run
as Administrator from the context menu). Please follow your operating system instructions for disabling UAC. Note: Because of UAC changes in Windows 8, the recommended installation option differs
from what is contained in the ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for Windows. Please use the recommended installation procedure contained in this document when installing on Windows 8.
To perform the Windows installation, see Chapter 2: Platform Details and Chapter 3: Installing the
Software in the ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for Windows. Note: Except as described in this document, the installation steps contained in the current ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for Windows are
the same for Windows 8.
The ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for Windows may be accessed through ANSYS Customer Portal
at Downloads> Documentation. Click the ANSYS 15.0 Release Documentation link to download the
ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for Windows.

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Linux Installation Instructions


To perform the Linux installation, see the ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for Linux. The ANSYS, Inc.
Installation Guide for Linux may be accessed through ANSYS Customer Portal at Downloads> Documentation. Click the ANSYS 15.0 Release Documentation link to download the ANSYS, inc. Installation
Guide for Linux.

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Chapter 4: Licensing
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

4.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


Fluent no longer freezes between applications within Workbench when running with shared license.
(63233)
An issue has been corrected where licenses were not being released when an application was closed.
(76023)

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Chapter 5: Advisories & Compatibility Limitations


The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.
A significant performance issue was discovered when running some solvers on Microsoft Windows Server
2012 with Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 installed. This issue was resolved with Microsoft's release of HPC
Pack 2012 Service Pack 1. ANSYS recommends the installation of HPC Pack 2012 Service Pack 1 as this
is now the version currently supported by RSM. (85750)

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Chapter 6: ANSYS Structural Products


6.1. Mechanical
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

6.1.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


Corrected a problem where the default surface mesher failed to perform a proper cleanup. (26484)
The mesher now respects mesh size controls on edge joints. (46748)
A Static or Transient Structural analysis with a Thermal Condition load can now be solved, irrespective
if all the materials used in the analysis defined the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion property in Engineering Data. (60429)
Errors associated with result objects that are scoped to element-based Named Selection have been
corrected. (66737)
Parallel part meshing now supports electromagnetics. (70267)
In parallel part meshing, if a rigid body failed to mesh, the mesh state was still shown to be up to date.
This has been fixed so the mesh will now reflect the correct state. (70267)
Parallel part meshing has been improved so that it now respects Relevance when it is set to -100. (70267)
When you employ the Plot Elements Attached to Named Selections option, element-based Named Selections may display very slowly. The time required to display element-based Named Selections has
been dramatically improved. To avoid the issue entirely, de-select the Plot Elements Attached to Named
Selections option in the Annotations Preferences window. (71179)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report WB2013-24, regarding the information
given by redundancy analysis has been corrected and is now properly reported in redundancy analysis
table, and included in this Service Pack. (72184)
Internal edges orientation has been corrected to improve RBD solver robustness for contact models,
particularly when contact is transitioning from one surface to another adjacent surface. (73735)
Errors associated with AVI or image file captures on Windows 8 have been corrected. (73825)
The enhanced interlaminar shear stress evaluation in ACP Post is based on the element shear forces
which are imported from the results file (RST). By default, this data was missing in the result file and
therefore the recomputation of the interlaminar shear stresses did not work. (74138)
The element control option in Mechanical allows you to manually choose the integration scheme of
the elements. All options except for Program Control caused strain and stress data not to be transferred
to ACP Post. (74141)
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Changing the definition of a Coordinate System referenced by a Thickness object no longer results in
Mechanical terminating abnormally. (74166)
Instanced parts with symmetry applied to them failed to solve because the mesh was copied from the
instanced part to all other instances. To fix this issue, each instanced part that has symmetry applied
to it is now meshed individually. If your mesh was originally generated with ANSYS 15.0 and failed, you
will need to manually clean and re-mesh the parts. (74263)
Fixed a problem where parallel part meshing failed if one part in a multipart assembly was rigid. (74358)
The correction for the error described in the pending Class3 Error Report, is included in this Service
Pack. The Missing Mass Effect ZPA and/or Rigid Response Effect ZPA values are now written into the
input file respective of the Unit System selected in Mechanical. Also, when resuming a database which
was created using an older version of the product and a non-MKS unit system, a warning message is
issued for the user to ensure that the numerical inputs for Missing Mass Effect and Rigid Response Effect
resume correctly, if defined. In previous releases, they were resumed incorrectly. (74842)
Crushable foam data will now be transferred to the solver correctly if a model includes a material using
the crushable foam property, contains more than five materials and uses layered shells. (75182)
The mapped data for Imported Loads in a 2D analysis is now correct when transformations are present
in the Source Data. (76038)
The solution process no longer terminates when using a material with the crushable foam property in
a model that also contains another material assigned to both rigid and flexible bodies. (76359)
SetCenterOfMassAndOrientationAngles/SetCenterOfMassAndOrientationMatrix commands has been
modified to work properly in any situation, regardless the model topology. (77331)
Creating new remote points or remote boundary conditions, after re-importing mesh and geometry
into Mechanical using Model Assembly, External Model, or from ACP, no longer creates conflicts with
existing remote boundary conditions. (78018)
If Boundary Conditions/Nodal Rotations are present on shared entities (nodes/edges/faces/etc) or a
Coordinate System is specified in the Definition of the External Load while solving projects with Imported
Displacement Loads, there is no longer a crash in Mechanical. (79475)
A Pre-Stress Full Harmonic Analysis system now solves if you define temperature dependent and/or
hyperelastic material properties in a model. (79759)
The solution process no longer terminates prematurely when writing the input file if a suppressed coordinate system is present in the tree. (80149)

6.2. Mechanical APDL


The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

6.2.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


When internal nodes are created in a cyclic model, loads are now transferred to the duplicate sector
correctly in the pre-stressing step. (59776)
2D cyclic models using /CYCEXPAND with pilot nodes present no longer abort. (70035)

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Mechanical APDL
Displacement scaling of plots of imaginary data (PLESOL/PLNSOL) has been corrected. (70035)
A superelement that contains contact elements within the superelement itself no longer will abort
during the expansion pass using multiple EXPSOL expansions. (70232)
The PSOLVE,ELPREP command has been fixed to avoid the following error condition: "There are no
active degrees of freedom". (70384)
Deleting the surface heat flux load no longer deletes the surface convection load. (70724)
Pretension loads are now deleted (ignored) in linear perturbation full harmonic analyses with PERTURB,HARMONIC,,ALLKEEP; that is, they will not cause oscillatory loads. (71123)
The QRDAMP mode extraction method has been fixed to avoid failing when users request a large
number of modes with models involving a high number of degrees of freedom. (71339)
The sparse solver has been fixed to avoid crashing when solving very large models, or models with
large superelements. (71478)
Distributed ANSYS has been fixed to properly abort a nonlinear analysis solution when using the "stop"
button in the GUI (or "Interrupt Solution" button in Workbench Mechanical), or when using the file.abt.
In these scenarios the unconverged solution was not written to the results file. This affected Workbench
Mechanical users attempting to perform a restart of the nonlinear analysis. (71550)
The sparse solver has been fixed to avoid failing when running in the out-of-core memory mode when
partial pivoting is activated. (71622)
The surface effect elements (SURF151-SURF156) have been fixed to avoid giving an incorrect solution
when KEYOPT(4) = 0 (default) but when no midside nodes have been defined for these elements. (71902)
Restart solutions (ANTYPE,,RESTART) no longer terminate abnormally when the model contains hydrostatic fluid elements (HSFLD241, HSFLD242) with prescribed force boundary conditions on them. (72210)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report 2014-04 R1, where the displacements of
contact nodes may be updated incorrectly when the following conditions are all applied:
MPC bonded contact is set (KEYOPT(2)=2, KEYOPT(12)=4,5,6 for contact element CONTA171 through
CONTA177), and
Any contact node is rotated to a local coordinate system (e.g. through an NROTAT command) and
there is no translational displacement constraint (UX or/and UY or/and UZ) applied on that rotated
node, and
Large deflection option is turned on (NLGEOM,ON),
is included in this Service Pack. (72939)
The program has been fixed to avoid the error message "Integrity of data structures is lost", which may
occur during a solution involving constraint and/or coupling equations (e,g., MPC contact, MPC184 with
direct elimination option). (73666)
In the case of normal contact stiffness (real constant FKN of contact elements) defined by tabular input,
the program no longer overrides the user-specified FKN value with a default value in the first substep
of the first load step when a bisection occurs in that substep. Now the program honors the user-specified
tabular FNK value at all times. (73380)
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The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report 2014-02, where in a Multi-Point Response
Spectrum analysis (ANTYPE,SPECTRUM with SPOPT,MPRS), the solution obtained with the Absolute Sum
combination method (SPOPT,SRSS with AbsSumKey=YES) is incorrect, is included in this Service Pack.
(73988)
The Block Lanczos eigensolver has been fixed to avoid writing the large jobname.LN07 file when running
in the incore memory mode. (74182)
Distributed ANSYS has been fixed to avoid failing while combining the results file for extremely large
model sizes. (74231)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report 2014-03, where the slip rate used in a
transient analysis (ANTYPE,TRANS) is mistakenly scaled by an internal factor depending on the transient
integration parameters defined by TINTP, is included in the Service Pack. Per the error, the solution will
be correct when the slip rate effect is included using one of the following methods:
Define friction as a function of sliding velocity via the TB,FRIC command;
Define static/dynamic friction via real constants FACT and DC.
(74632)
Material forces calculations enabled with the CINT command (CINT,TYPE,MFOR) has been fixed to avoid
a crash when contact elements are present close to a crack tip. (75461)
The stopping criteria for the PCG Lanczos eigensolver have been improved for the scenario when the
number of requested modes far exceeds the actual number of modes in the supplied frequency range.
The eigensolver will now report the converged modes in the given range more quickly. (75881)
The final step of the residual vectors calculation (RESVEC command) is the orthogonalization with respect
to the extracted elastic modes. For models with millions of degrees of freedom and a large number of
elastic modes, this orthogonalization step could fail in previous releases. This problem is now corrected.
(76296)
Distributed ANSYS has been fixed to avoid the following error at launch: "The requested number of
distributed-memory processes exceeds the number of physical processors that are available." (76333)
The program has been fixed to avoid corrupting the results file when the user requests more than the
initial maximum number of defined sets on the results file (10000 by default) and when the results file
exceeds 16 GB in size. (76628)
Mechanical APDL no longer aborts during solve when an input or a MAPDL model has element 180
with INISTATE and MP commands but no TB commands. (77285)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report 201413, where incorrect results are produced
for linear thermal stress analyses with anisotropic elasticity defined by TB,ANEL and TB,ELASTIC, is included
in this Service Pack. (77403)
Some multipoint response spectrum and random vibration (PSD) analyses may fail due to an integer
overflow when the model size is large and/or when the number of modes is unusually high. This has
been corrected. (78082)
When a portion of an element is located under the mud line in an ocean-loading analysis, the program
issues a WARNING message instead of an ERROR message. (78293)

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Autodyn
The equation assembly procedure has been corrected to avoid using excessive amounts of memory,
relative to prior releases, when handling constraint equations with thousands of terms. (78416)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report 201410, where transient or harmonic
solutions using the mode-superposition method (ANTYPE,TRANS with TRNOPT,MSUP or ANTYPE,HARM
with HROPT,MSUP) will now run correctly if the modes do not fit in the available memory (RAM), and
is included in this Service Pack. (78728)
Models including contact that have contact damping stabilization automatically invoked will no longer
exhibit slow convergence or non-convergence when there is only one substep in the first load step.
(78839)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report 201411, where if a temperature in the
model exceeds the maximum temperature in the temperature-dependent material data tables ANEL,
BISO, and CONCR (TB command), values of zero for the material constants are used is included in this
Service Pack. Per the error, this occurs when the number of temperature points is less than 6 and the
maximum temperature in the table (TBTEMP) is negative. (79149)
ANSYS distribution media now includes the user routine userCZM.F. (79554)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report 2014-09, where if wear is simulated by using
the TB,WEAR commands with contact elements CONTA174 over higher order tetrahedron elements (for
example, SOLID187) or higher order degenerate brick elements (for example, SOLID186), wear is not
calculated correctly for one of the nodes of the contact elements CONTA174, is included in this Service
Pack. Per the error, this leads to wrong overall results. (80901)

6.3. Autodyn
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

6.3.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


The solution process no longer terminates prematurely when a model with merged joined unstructured
nodes is run multiple times in the same Autodyn session. (69570)
The speed of post-processing models in Autodyn with large numbers of parts (in the thousands) has
been considerably improved. (69853)
The solution process no longer terminates prematurely during the write out of result file data for very
large models. (70016)
SAVE files can no longer become unreadable for extreme large models. (70666)
The existing maximum mesh size of 78 million elements for Eulerian models has been increased to a
maximum of 624 million elements. (70795)
The solution process no longer terminates prematurely when a model with initialized solvers strings in
combination with tied faces is run in parallel. (71012)
The solution process no longer terminates prematurely when in the same Autodyn session a coupled
Euler-Lagrange analysis is followed by a non coupled analysis. (71358)

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A parallel analysis can now be performed with different shear correction factors for shell parts without
a premature end of the analysis. (71360)
Models now can be saved in Version 15.0.0 format. (72707)
The parallel solution process no longer terminates prematurely when a shell part is deleted from the
model and recreated with a finer mesh. (74346)

6.4. Aqwa
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

6.4.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


Workbench no longer crashes when a Connection Point on a suppressed part is selected. (68364)
Workbench now writes a correct Aqwa DAT file when a pulley is used. (70004)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report AQWA2014-02, where If there are pulley
lines defined in a hydrodynamic time response analysis (Workbench HTR), the cable force results of any
cable after the first pulley line section are incorrectly presented in the Cable Force Results graph, is included in this Service Pack. (72924)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report AQWA2014-01, where the diffracted wave
elevations at grid points around hydro-dynamically interacting structures are incorrectly estimated, is
included in this Service Pack. (73632)
One cause of random failures when running Aqwa in Workbench has now been removed. (74163)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report AQWA2014-03, regarding pressures and
Motions results items in a Hydrodynamic Diffraction Analysis in Aqwa Workbench, is included in this
Service Pack. Per the error, if the Wave Position (Phase) is set to Specified and the user enters a negative
Specified Phase value, the phase angle used to display the pressures/wave surface elevation will be
different to that intended. The value of t/T reported in the legend will correspond to the Specified Phase
(e.g. -90 gives t/T = -0.25), not the phase angle that is actually used for the graphical display. There is
also an error in the Specified Phase if the project rotation unit is set to radians. It is assumed that rotation
units are in degrees, so no conversion is done if the units are radians. For example if a phase angle of
6 radians is specified, the phase angle used in the graphical display will be 6. In this case the t/T value
will be correct, i.e. t/T = 0.017 would be displayed for the current example. (76214)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report AQWA2014-04, is included in this Service
Pack. Per the error, although the equilibrium calculation module (Aqwa-Librium) allows multiple mooring
configurations to be defined, the mooring details and cable force results for the mooring lines defined
in the second or subsequent mooring configuration were previously incorrectly presented in the AGS.
(77024)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report AQWA201405, where the positions of
fenders may be incorrectly passed to the core solver by Workbench when running a Hydrodynamic
Time Response (HTR) Analysis, is included in this Service Pack.
The horizontal position of the CoG of a structure is determined automatically by the program (Point
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The calculated position is NOT (x=0,y=0)
The user performs a full solve (ie: including the calculation of the position of the CoG (Hydrostatic)
and the solving of HTR).
(80517)

6.5. ASAS
No corrected issues, limitations, or documentation inaccuracies.

6.6. Beamcheck
No corrected issues, limitations, or documentation inaccuracies.

6.7. Fatjack
No corrected issues, limitations, or documentation inaccuracies.

6.8. ANSYS Composite PrepPost


No corrected issues, limitations, or documentation inaccuracies.

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7.1. Fluent
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

7.1.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


A bug which could cause an error after mesh-swapping in simulations using reaction mechanisms has
been fixed. (64831)
Usage of node-based gradients corrects computation of gradients when a partition boundary is tangential
to non-conformal interfaces and is highly recommended. (69403)
The "Shrink Factor" option the "Mesh Display" dialog box now works correctly for polyhedral cells that
have more than 8 nodes in any facet. (70136)
Abnormalities in convergence behavior when Node Based Gradient is used with cell-to-cell limiting
have been corrected. (70149)
A segmentation violation is no longer encountered when performing smoothing, as long as the proper
SVAR is allocated on interior dynamic zones. (70378)
Occasional crashes when slitting zones in certain parallel configurations have been corrected. (70405)
Quality criteria for accepting a remeshed cavity have been relaxed when local face remeshing is enabled.
(70418)
The use of User Defined Sources for User Defined Scalars in the explicit density based solver now works
correctly. (70805)
A problem that caused a crash when copying cell zones in parallel has been corrected. (70926)
A problem that could cause divergence when restarting a turbulent DDPM case in a new Fluent session
has been corrected. (71330)
The reactor network model now works correctly in cases with solid zones. (71639)
Fluent starts as expected within Workbench when the debug environment variable FLUENT_SKIP_MONITOR_RING is defined. (71702)
Displaying particle tracks, or just calculating them in post-processing mode, sometimes changed field
variables. Some of these were used as continuous phase properties in subsequent DPM iterations, so
that this even affected the subsequent course of the solution. This has been fixed. (71711)
Injected particles are now staggered correctly when the injection location is cut by a partition. (71929)

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The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report FLUENT2014-06, is included in this Service
Pack. Per the error, the Discrete Phase Model, the Wall Film particles are not affected by the wall and
gas-phase shear stresses, because of errors in the DPM Wall Film momentum equation terms. As a result
of the error, the Wall Film particles travel along the directions and with the velocities calculated at the
impingement location using the Wall Jet model. Consequently the Wall Film location, height and velocity
are incorrect. The error does not affect the Eulerian Wall Film. (72513)
Fluent's PDF tables now handle non-linear flamelets generated from third party software correctly.
(72514)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report FLUENT2014-03, where the reported mean
and rms values of the custom field functions for unsteady statistics may be incorrect if the list of custom
field functions is changed during the simulation, is included in this Service Pack. (72959)
For Lagrangian particle tracking the wall film boundary condition was not applied at walls which are
part of a non-conformal grid interface. This resulted in reflection of particles instead of tracking them
as Lagrangian wall film particles. (73202)
The post-processing turbulence quantity 'DES TKE Dissipation Multiplier' that was previously erroneously
evaluated on solids is now only evaluated in fluid zones. (73218)
Node-based mesh smoothing no longer fails after a mesh replacement, if the emesh replacement
autopartitioned the mesh. (73488)
Exported design points are now generated as expected when solution monitoring is on. (73574)
Multi-phase cases that invoke re-meshing are no longer vulnerable to crashes during post-processing
operations like monitoring, plotting and displaying contours. (73728)
Mesh morpher optimizer in R15.0 might stop the automatic optimization process if solver divergence
occured for a particular design. The final objective function was wrongly outputted as 0 that case. In
R15.0.7 this issue has been resolved and even if solver diverges, that design is ignored and the automated
optimizer works as expected. In majority of the cases where solver divergence does not occur do not
have any issue even in R15.0. (73789)
In previous versions; on windows platform, the HOOPS function HC_Insert_Polygon() can't be used as
a part of UDF file. Now the current version allows to use it as a part of UDF file. (73866)
The long zone/surface names leads to crash the application when user opens "Scene Description" panel.
The problem is now corrected. (74221)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error FLUENT2014-02, where for particle tracking, solidcone injection locations are always staggered in the Z-axis direction, even when you specify a different
injection axis, is included in this Service Pack. (74460)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report FLUENT2014-07, is included in this Service
Pack. Per the error, when the Coal Calculator dialog box or the coal-calculator text command is used
to set up a coal combustion case with the Species Model, ANSYS Fluent automatically calculates the
standard state enthalpy of the volatile species from the coal Higher Calorific Value (HCV) and the Ultimate
and Proximate Analysis. When the Wet Combustion Model is enabled in a case set up with the Coal
Calculator, the coal Moisture latent heat is accounted for twice, once in the volatile species standard
state enthalpy and a second time in the Wet Combustion model droplet material. As a consequence
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heat. In addition the Latent Heat of water used in the Coal Calculator is 2263073 J/Kg (latent heat of
H2O at the boiling point), while it should be 2441670 J/Kg (latent heat at 298.15 K). (74476)
Fluent now successfully reads from a port (originally opened by Fluent), which an outside program
connected to and then closed, and ensures the socket is closed by Fluent. (74497)
The computational time of Fluent has been improved when using AMD cores. (74607)
Using a startup scheme file with Fluent in Workbench now works correctly. (74624)
As egmentation fault for piecewise-linear thermodynamic properties no longer occurs when the default
analytic Jacobian setting is enabled. (74768)
Mesh files can now be used as a starting point to read a data file without resulting in wrong timestamp.
(75196)
The refprop9.1 libraries have been updated as the previous versions had expired. (75414)
Fluent now successfully runs in shared memory mode using OpenMPI. (75430)
Including surface tension in momentum option in the Eulerian Wall Film dialog box no longer causes
divergence. (75650)
When a dynamic zone is created or modified, the case i.d. is updated, now triggering the option to save
the current project if the user attempts to exit without saving. (75819)
Adding and deleting of force, moment, surface and volume monitors continuously may lead the application in the freeze state. The problem is now corrected. (76084)
Fluent user-defined functions can now be compiled with Microsoft Visual Studio 2013. (76660)
A large number of panels (~1000) can now be opened in Fluent without a deterioration of the GUI
performance and/or system failure. (76841)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report FLUENT2014-05, where for unsteady particle
tracking in the Discrete Phase Model, if there is more than one injection, the order of injections is incorrect
in CFD-Post, is included in this Service Pack. (77257)
Combusting particles in their "final inert heating" phase (i.e. after devolatilization and surface combustion
phases have ended), when passing through a partition boundary, no longer lose their ash "porosity"
and return back to density and diameter of solid material. (77789)
Fluent no longer crashes when displaying and closing the surface monitor dialog box defined with
"surface heat flux" from old case files. (78094)
Fluent now handles 1D and skewed elements correctly when exporting data on surfaces in Tecplot
format. (78146)
Displaying particle tracks, sometimes changed the inner state of Fluent in a way that subsequent iterations
immediately resulted in a fatal error (segmentation violation). Fixed. (78225)
Network congestion has been relieved while reading an IP file at very high core counts. (78279)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report FLUENT201408, where using anisotropic
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Pack. Correct results can now be expected when multicomponent and anisotropic species diffusion are
used together. (78560)
On Linux/Unix platforms, the appearance of double characters in the text entry of any "modal panel"
for a single keyboard stroke/input is fixed now. (79104)
Upon restart, axisymmetric non-conformal interface cases no longer diverge. (79789)
A bug that could cause a large memory chunk requirement when reading large cases into a large
number of cores has been corrected. (80383)
The Dynamic Mesh feature now correctly analyzes the mesh topology resulting in smoothed
threads. Skewness-based mesh smoothing no longer smooths deforming dynamic interior face threads,
resulting in a segmentation fault. (80416)
Conversion to polyhedra in cases with periodic face zones is slow in the Fluent 15.0 release. This has
been resolved and the Fluent 14.5 performance is regained. (80558)
A segmentation violation when multicomponent particle was used together with non/partially-premixed
model and single mixture fraction has been fixed. (80682)
A bug that could result in incorrect export of scalars in some file formats from parallel double-precision
Fluent sessions has been corrected. (80996)

7.1.2. Known Issues and Limitations


If the Service Pack 15.0.7 is installed over top of Release 15.0.0, the Fluent Launcher will default to
choosing version 15.0.0. Work-around: You must manually select 15.0.7 in the Launcher. (82277)
UDF libraries compiled under Fluent R15.0.0 are not compatible with R15.0.7. If a case is read in that
has a UDF specified, it will be automatically re-compiled and loaded. However, if you attempt to directly
load a .dll built in R15.0.0, it will fail.
Automatic processor affinity will not be set on machines that have an odd number of cores per socket
resulting in some performance loss. Work-around:
1. add the following command in $HOME/.fluent file
(define (set-affinity argv) (display "set-affinity disabled"))
2. use the command line flag -mpiopt="-aff=automatic" when starting Fluent.

7.1.3. Documentation Corrections


In the Fluent User's Guide, Chapter 15.1.4: Setting up Coal Simulations with the Coal Calculator Dialog
Box:
Delete:
"5. Wet Combustion, which will enable the DPM Wet Combustion option by default in all injections
created after the OK button is clicked in the Coal Calculator dialog box."
Replace the first sentence in the last paragraph:

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"4. If Wet Combustion is selected, all subsequent injections that are created will have wet combustion
enabled. The evaporation material will be set to water-liquid, and the volume fraction of water will
be calculated from the Moisture mass fraction specified in the proximate analysis, and the Coal Dry
Density. The Density for the combusting-particle in the Create/Edit Materials dialog box will also
be set to Coal Dry Density."
with the following:
"4. If the Moisture mass fraction in the coal proximate analysis is non-zero, then the Wet Combustion
option is enabled in the Coal Calculator dialog box, and all subsequent injections that are created
will have wet combustion enabled. The liquid material will be set to water-liquid, and the volume
fraction of water will be calculated from the Moisture mass fraction specified in the proximate analysis, and the Coal Dry Density. The wet combustion settings are not modified for existing injections.
The Density for the combusting-particle in the Create/Edit Materials dialog box will also be set to
Coal Dry Density.
Note: Irrespectively of the Wet Combustion option shown in the Coal Calculator dialog box, you can
modify the Wet Combustion Model setting for the injections in the Set Injection Properties dialog box.
In addition you will need to take care to enter the flowrate of each injection on a wet or dry basis,
consistently with the Wet Combustion Model setting."
(74476)

7.2. CFX
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

7.2.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report CFX2013-26, where a fluid-fluid or fluidsolid interface with a resistance set, the hybrid value of the electric potential on either side of the interface
can be in error, is included in this Service Pack. Per the error, his can lead to consequential errors in the
electric field and electric current variables. This problem can affect monitoring of variables, or use of
them in expressions, in the CFX Solver; and use of them in the post-processor. This is due to a low order
discretization in the calculation of the hybrid values. This can also affect the temperature and additional
variables at interfaces with resistances, for solid-solid interfaces, and fluid-solid or fluid-fluid interfaces
for laminar flows. (69852)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report CFX2013-22 R1, regarding a CFX multi-field
(MFX) simulation in which Heat Flow (in contrast to Heat Flux) is exchanged from the ANSYS Mechanical
structural calculation to the CFX fluid calculation, is included in this Service Pack. Per the error, if the
simulation is carried out in parallel, then the heat flow at the interface will not generally be correct
having wrong values adjacent to partition boundaries, and also being set to zero throughout some
partitions in releases prior to Release 15. Depending on the topological nature of the partitions, this
can have an effect that is not noticeable. (71385)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report CFX2014-04, where when using the Harmonic Forced Response option for exporting data on a surface, the values of pressure that are exported
are inconsistent with those expected by the ANSYS Mechanical software, is included in this Service Pack.
Per the error, the CFX Solver exports values using a Fourier convention of the form exp (- i omega t)
whereas ANSYS Mechanical expects value with the convention exp (+ i omega t). (75615)

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The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report CFX2014-03, where if a case using a large
eddy simulation (LES) or a detached eddy simulation (DES) turbulence model is run in parallel, and the
topology includes a symmetry plane, then incorrect solutions may be obtained, is included in this Service
Pack. Per the error, this is due to incorrect calculation of the length scale for the turbulence model adjacent to the symmetry plane. (75644)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report CFX2014-07, where if a transient particle
transport calculation is restarted, then the interpolation functionality fails to cover the time-integrated
mass, momentum and energy flow boundary fields, and the values of these fields are set back to zero,
is included in this Service Pack. (75871)
A problem which caused cases with non-overlap regions at porous fluid interfaces to fail when run in
parallel has been fixed. (77035)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report CFX2014-06, where if a radiometer is specified
in a material with a refractive index not equal to one, and if the radiometer temperature is non-zero,
then the flux to the radiometer is calculated incorrectly, is included in this Service Pack. Per the error,
the flux to the radiometer should be multiplied by the refractive index. (77095)
A problem that causes crashes or hangs or large I/O times when writing results files for very large simulations running in parallel has been fixed. (77885)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report CFX2014-08, where in a turbulent simulation
with a rotating frame, either MFR or RFR, turbulence quantities are initialized incorrectly unless the
turbulence kinetic energy is explicitly specified, is included in this Service Pack. Per the error, this can
lead to wrong solutions in transient simulations, although the error will reduce with time. This problem
occurs because, if the turbulence is given as intensity, the values of kinetic energy are derived from the
local frame velocity rather than the stationary frame velocity. (79857)
A bug has been fixed that can cause a deadlock during the linear solution of cases with large partition
counts (problem seen with 512 and 1024 partitions). (81061)

7.2.2. Known Issues and Limitations


Release 15.0.7 CFX MSMPI Solver fails to start on Windows Server 2012 R2. Work-around: Uninstall MSMPI, and then reinstall MS-MPI by using a version of the MS-MPI Redistributable Package that is supported
by HPC Pack 2012 R2 (at least version 4.2.4400). To maintain MPI application compatibility with previous
versions of HPC Pack, install the MS-MPI executable files to the same folder used to install other HPC
Pack program files (such as C:\Program Files\Microsoft HPC Pack 2012\). You can download the MS-MPI
Redistributable Package from the Microsoft Download Center. (81478)

7.3. TurboGrid
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

7.3.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


TurboGrid can now plot and export a user defined polyline using the Boundary Intersection method.
(70583)

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7.4. BladeModeler
No corrected issues, limitations, or documentation inaccuracies.

7.5. CFD-Post
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

7.5.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report CFX2013-21R1, is included in this Service
Pack. Per the error, if the files associated with a CFX Solver calculation are deleted, and the case is
subsequently restarted from another calculation with a different definition file name, then when the
results file is loaded into CFD-Post using the default 'Load only the last results' option, incorrect results
may be displayed. This is best illustrated by an example: Consider running two or more variations on
the same steady-state case. For example, I want to run different inlet temperatures on a case. Here are
steps which can lead to this problem:
1. Setup the first case and write the def file as, for example, Case1.def.
2. Change the inlet temperature and write this case as Case2.def.
3. Run the first case to produce Case1_001.res.
4. Run the second case using the Case1_001.res file as the initial values, with Continue History From
turned on by default, to create Case2_001.res.
5. Delete Case1_001.res and its associated out file (perhaps because it is realised to be incorrect).
6. Run the first case once more now restarting the run from Case2_001.res, again with Continue History.
7. Load Case1_001.res into Post. CFD-Post actually loads the data from Case2_001.res instead of the
data from Case1_001.res.
This is due to the functionality for loading multiple results files, such as those from a multi-configuration
calculation impinging on the loading of a single results file. (59141)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report CFX2013-24, is included in this Service Pack.
Per the error, if the files associated with a CFX Solver calculation are deleted, and the case is subsequently
restarted from another calculation with a different definition file name, then when the results file is
loaded into CFD-Post using the 'Load complete history as single case' option, the results from the wrong
file may be displayed. This is best illustrated by an example: Consider running two or more variations
on the same steady-state case. For example, I want to run different inlet temperatures on a case. Here
are steps which can lead to this problem:
1. Setup the first case and write the def file as, for example, Case1.def.
2. Change the inlet temperature and write this case as Case2.def.
3. Run the first case to produce Case1_001.res.
4. Run the second case using the Case1_001.res file as the initial values, with Continue History From
turned on by default, to create Case2_001.res.
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5. Delete Case1_001.res and its associated out file (perhaps because it is realised to be incorrect).
6. Run the first case once more now restarting the run from Case2_001.res, again with Continue History
From turned on by default. This produces a new Case1_001.res.
7. Load Case1_001.res into Post.
8. Use the timestep selector to look at the results of Case1 or Case2 as needed, and CFD-Post displays
results from the wrong file.
This occurs because the final results file contains a list of the results files that comprise the entire calculation, and this reads:
Case1_001.res
Case2_001.res
Case1_001.res
When CFD-Post reads this it edits out repeated names starting from the beginning leaving:
Case1_001.res
Case2_001.res
However, the time-step selector expects the results in the final order that they were created, i.e.
Case2_001.res
Case1_001.res
(69527)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report CFX2014-01, where if a chart series used
the default X-axis variable, set on the "X Axis" tab, and this was set to a user-defined variable, then the
chart did not always update when the user-defined variable was subsequently modified, is included in
this Service Pack. (73044)

7.6. Polyflow
7.6.1. Documentation Corrections
In the ANSYS Polyflow User's Guide, Chapter 7.8 Mesh Decomposition and Optimization the following
statement is added to the discussion of mesh decomposition and optimization:
Note: Mesh decomposition and optimization is only useful when you are using the classic
direct solver (the most robust solver). It is useless for any of the other solvers.
Mesh decomposition and optimization is only supported for ANSYS Polyflow mesh
files (.msh)."
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Chapter 8: ANSYS Electronics Products


8.1. Icepak
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

8.1.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


The fixed color option in the Plane cut vectors panel has been corrected and is displaying correctly.
(69156)
An error which caused a package file to import incorrectly has been fixed. (70087)
Multi-level meshing has been corrected and improved for polygon pcbs and sliding interfaces. (70224)
The object face no longer hangs and updates successfully while calculating heat flux or heat transfer
coefficient. (70245)
Slack values are now working properly and can be modified manually or with the use of snap buttons.
An error produced when meshing hollow blocks has been corrected. (70649)
A species error was produced while creating a zoom-in model and it has been resolved. (71384)
An error in the batch script has been corrected and Icepak launches successfully in 15.0.7. (73234)
The power and temperature panel is working correctly for compound objects. (73756)
Error resulting from clearing ECAD data associated with an object has been fixed. (73953)
Incorrect meshing of intersecting assemblies has been resolved. (74656)
Individual side emissivity is now reflected in ray tracing and DO radiation models. (74978)
Reporting of heat flow for internal openings and grilles is now correct. (75039)
The All times option in the summary report is now working correctly and the display from Basic parameters > Transient setup> Transient > View is showing correctly. (75129)
Error resulting from deletion of boundary conditions for varying joule heating on blocks has been fixed.
(75590)
The heat flow values reported in the summary and solution overview reports are now displaying correctly.
(75611)
Models consisting of post-processing objects with inactive objects no longer cause Icepak to crash.
(75680)
An error with particle tracks with the cone option has been corrected and is now usable. (75934)
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The Show objects by property feature now reflect negative values in the color bar. (76266)
To run models with Thermo Electric Coolers (TECs) where selective zone merging is essential, a new
option to turn off solver zone merging for an object or group of objects has been implemented. The
option has the effect of writing a separate zone for each of the selected object(s) in the solver to enable
the specification of certain boundary conditions. (76316)
Velocities can now be specified to inclined walls on hollow blocks. (77663)
An error using the show objects by property feature has been corrected. (78122)
A fix for the Post > solution id option has been implemented and solution ids can be loaded successfully.
(78214)
Resolved and corrected irregular looking contours created during post-processing. (78470)
An error with the journal file while running multiple instances of the solver is not reproducible. (79075)

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Chapter 9: ANSYS Geometry & Mesh Prep Products


9.1. CAD Connections & Integration
Since Release 15.0, the following CAD packages have updated versions (noted below) supported for
Release 15.0.7:
Inventor 2015
NX 9.0 (Windows only)
SolidWorks 2014
SpaceClaim 2014

9.1.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


It is important for CAD Configuration Manager to detect the correct version of Creo Parametric or
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire so that configuration files can be properly located for the plug-in to automatically
load during CAD startup. In resolving this bug, CAD Configuration Manger is able to correctly determine
the product version when commas are used as decimal separators. The requirement is that the Windows
Operation System's decimal separator must be the same when running CAD Configuration Manager as
it was when Creo Parametric and/or Wildfire was installed. (73627)
With release of Creo Parametric 2.0 M020, PTC added a silent installation option which allowed for alternate Common Files names. CAD Configuration Manager was not expecting the new Common Files
locations, and when encountered configuration would fail. In resolving this bug, CAD Configuration
Manager has additional processing to handle the other variations of Common Files path and successfully
configure the Creo Parametric Associative Geometry Interface. This processing has not yet been added
to the installer, so when the Installer is unable to validate the designated Creo Parametric installation
the user should check the box "Skip this step for Workbench and configure later"; then upon exiting
the installer one can run CAD Configuration Manager to complete the setup of the Associative Geometry
Interface. (74349)

9.1.2. Known Issues and Limitations


An error occurs while importing a SpaceClaim (*.scdoc) file on Windows 7, 32-bit systems. Work-around:
Start a session of SpaceClaim manually when importing *.scdoc files on Windows 7, 32-bit systems. (76540)
Closing a part or assembly in Autodesk Inventor, such that there is no longer an active document open,
erroneously results in the Named Selection Manager button in the CAD not being grayed out. (79610)

9.2. DesignModeler
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

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DesignModeler no longer crashes when attempting to resume an .agdb file. (70420)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report DM2014-01, where in DesignModeler, a
manually defined Face Thickness on a face of a surface body is transferred to downstream applications
incorrectly as noted for the following cases, is included this Service Pack.
In a model created in Release 15.0 where the face thickness value is entered when the unit on the
Units menu is other than Meter or Micron.
In Release 15.0, if a DesignModeler database from a version prior to Release 15.0 is opened and the
face thickness value is entered or modified in a session with unit other than the unit in which the
value was entered.
Per the error, note that if the session unit is changed from the unit in which the value was entered, the
Face Thickness value is displayed incorrectly (no unit conversion is performed). (73399)
Sketching tolerances are no longer incorrect for small unit types. (73944)
When special units are involved, correct unit scaling is now applied while migrating the body attribute
data. (74735)
There is no longer a crash while undoing spline-specific sketching. (74736)
Mid-surface pair search no longer causes model bodies to lose their color. (75068)
Sketches now have parents while loading a file; no crash occurs when planes are deleted. (75638)
The crash no longer occurs during automated searched for the midsurface feature. (75072)
Shell thickness is now correct when importing files. (76098)
When creating a series of lines which are perpendicular to a spline, the constraint is successfully applied
and the line(s) are visually perpendicular to the spline at the point(s) of contact. (76419)
Converting cross section inertia values to the meter unit during input validation no longer results in
very small numbers. (76573)
Instances during virtual topology regeneration now break by design if virtual topologies are created
on instanced bodies and the geometry updated. (76777)
By defining the Sketch tolerance and making it similar to the Model tolerance, the Sketch evaluations
are appropriate for the session unit. (77577)
Suppressing a face split feature when thickness based face coloring enabled no longer results in
DesignModeler terminating. (77784)
When creating a plane by centroid, the plane is no longer produced far outside the selected vertices.
(78645)
When displaying in Thickness mode, if you deleted a Share Topology or made other changes that led
to a redraw, all parts of the image now come back. (79312)
Spots that display even when the owner bodies were hidden are now also hidden. (79380)

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With small sketches in a session with smaller units such as millimeters, the angle dimensions are now
drawn appropriately when using the Context Menu item with General Dimension in Sketch Dimensions
with the toolbar item selected. (79521)
Units menu selection properly blocks Large Model Selection for small unit systems. (79613)
Cross section data exported into XML files are now to correct unit scales and the corresponding attribute
data is read to the appropriate scale. (79883)
When bodies with the geometry type as DesignModeler and Workbench exist simultaneously in a
model, DesignModeler no longer terminates without error messages. (80408)
The sketching tolerances for models that utilize the foot and inch measurements has been modified to
better match the tolerances used in older models. (81185)
Correct unit scaling is now applied on input data while defining a Coincident Constraint. (81243)

9.2.2. Known Issues and Limitations


After an .agdb file is reopened in DesignModeler and refreshed with option Use DM Parameter Values,
an NX part can fail to refresh. This issue affects only NX 9 imports on Windows 7 (64bit) and NX 8.5
imports on Windows 7 (32bit). Earlier versions of NX do not show this issue. Work-around: Try refreshing
a second time for the import to succeed. (81843)

9.3. Meshing
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

9.3.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


Automatic mesh-based defeaturing now supports multibody parts where one part is large and the
other is relatively small. (57476)
Improved robustness for selective meshing. (69030)
A problem where the pinch control and defeaturing on the same body caused a conflict has been corrected. (69695)
The defeaturing algorithm has been refined so that nodes on the inflation body are not moved,
providing a higher quality inflation. (69898)
Fixed a crash related to a user terminating the meshing process during Packaging mesh data. (71223)
Parallel part meshing now supports meshing rigid bodies with joints in the model. (72332)
Improved repeatability for advanced size functions. (72342)
Sweep meshing now correctly allows larger to thinner model volumes to be swept after sweeping
thinner to larger model volumes. (73087)
The Topology flag for patch independent meshing will now be respected for parallel part meshing.
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In parallel part meshing, if Face 2 was an instance of Face 1 and face sizing was applied only to Face
1, Face 2 was refined as well. This has been fixed. (74756)
Fixed a problem for sheet models (no solids) where local sizes are not respected properly or give strange
errors because of global sizes that are not displayed to the user when there are no solids in the model.
(76801)

9.4. IC Engine
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

9.4.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


Previously for ICE case all interfaces were created with matching-option as false. Now, when interface
zones cover each other completely, and no wall zones are expected to be created on the mesh interface,
then with this fix those interfaces will be created as matching-option true. (49652)
DM would hang in LINUX for Combustion Simulation when Input option for IVC and EVO was selected
as Enter Direct Values. This was a platform dependent problem specific to Linux only, and has been
corrected now. (70836)
Port flow tutorial design point updation was sometimes failing on Linux. This was a platform dependent
problem specific to Linux only, and has been corrected now. (71516)
For better results some changes were required in the partially premixed setup of SI engine. The changes
have been made to the default values. (72224)
An error was displayed if user tried to create a surface monitor in the Solver Setup. This has been corrected now. (73036)

9.5. ICEM CFD


No corrected issues, limitations, or documentation inaccuracies.

9.6. Fluent Meshing


The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

9.6.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


Local remeshing has been improved, resulting in speed up for large meshes. (69705)
Hot-key Ctrl-T now shows the trace path correctly when the face entities selected are in different face
zones. (70542)
Reading and writing of size fields is now supported for parallel meshing. (72296)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report FLUENT2014-01, where if you import CAD
geometry during meshing in parallel mode by using Import Curvature Data from CAD, and then write
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you resume your work from this mesh file in either serial or parallel mode, the curvature mesh size field
will be incorrectly computed. (72447)
If a mesh file has multiple zones with the same name, the specified name is retained for the first zone
read in, while subsequent zones will be renamed by appending ".<zone-id>" at the end to generate a
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10.1. Workbench
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

10.1.1. Resolved Issues and Limitations


The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report WB2013-23, where in the Mechanical application the results will be incorrect when the following conditions are met, is in this Service Pack.
Isotropic Elasticity has the option Derive from defined as any combination other than Young's Modulus and Poisson's Ratio
Isotropic Elasticity property is marked as a parameter
Isotropic Elasticity property parameter is varied across Design Points
(49935)
When multiple versions of Microsoft Excel are installed, ANSYS Workbench will use the version that has
been defined externally as the default for opening .xlsx and .xlsm files. (70012)
Mesh transfer files are now excluded from design point duplication, thereby eliminating the stacking
of mesh files for design point updates (Update from current and Update in order). (70685)
The charts for a material model no longer continuously change the x-axis range, which previously caused
the chart to "animate." (70876)
If reserved licenses are used during a design point update via RSM, the licenses are checked out from
the reserved pool during pre-RSM local update. (70993)
When you resume a Release 15.0 project archive with Mesh system (with baffles) linked to a Fluid Flow
Fluent/CFX/Polyflow solver system, you will need to clean the mesh, re-mesh the system, and update
the downstream path. (71719)
Specific to Fluent within Workbench, Update now functions as expected when Remote Solve Manager
is used with "Generate Setup output" or "Data Interpolation." (71741)
Calculations performed after duplicating a non-selected unit system, but not selecting the duplicated
system, now give the correct units in all cases. (72187)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report WB2014-02, where modifications made to
a duplicated ACP(Pre) system (for composite modeling) are ignored in subsequent Mechanical Analyses.
Instead, the original ACP model is erroneously transferred to subsequently linked Mechanical Systems,
is included in this Service Pack. (72189)

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The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report WB2014-01, where the volume computation
for wedge elements through the Application Customization Toolkit (ACT) API is incorrect, is corrected
in this Service Pack. Per the error, in some cases the computed volume is negative and obviously incorrect,
however in most cases the incorrectly computed volume is positive and it may not be obvious that it
is incorrect. (72683)
Fixed the crash encountered when closing the Project Schematic's Quick Help popup on machines
running Internet Explorer 11. (72834)
When you attempt to Update a DesignXplorer component with a state of Input Required, instead of an
exception error you will receive an informational message indicating that user input is needed. (78997)
When parameter units are changed in an Excel input file, the units are updated successfully when the
project is refreshed. (80042)
A project containing an Excel system can be saved successfully on a machine that does not have Excel
installed and reopened successfully on any machine. (78144)

System Coupling
When part of a coupled analysis, the Mechanical APDL solver will now produce correct results when
Large Deflection is changed to Off (default is On) in the Analysis Settings within the Mechanical applications user interface. (54389)
When part of a transient coupled analysis, the Mechanical APDL solver will now produce correct results
when receiving Heat Transfer Coefficient and Bulk Temperature values. Incorrect results had been produced in Transient Thermal systems when the default setting Program Controlled was used for Nonlinear
Controls> Nonlinear Formulation in the Analysis Settings within the Mechanical applications user interface. (70304)
When part of a coupled analysis, if the Mechanical APDL solver uses bisection to continue after an error
in the structural solution process, then System Coupling will now continue with the solution process
as well. (75330)

Turbo System
The generation of a New Volute model from Vista CPD using a rectangular cross section fails in Release
15.0. This issue is resolved in 15.0.7 and such volute models may be successfully generated similar to
those in Release 14.5.7. (78152)

10.2. EKM
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.
Note that the EKM upgrade requires changes to the EKM server. Detailed instructions are available on
the ANSYS Customer Portal at Knowledge Resources> Online Documentation> Simulation Process &
Data Management> EKM Upgrade Guide. The customer portal is accessible from the ANSYS Website
(www.ansys.com). The guide also includes details about release 15.0 bugs corrected viaanatole configuration/customization of the EKM system.

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The JBoss LdapExtLoginModule can be used with EKM Release 15.0.7. In order to use this fix, you must
modify the ekm_start script (cmd or sh) to set a Java system property. Place it after the last line setting
JAVA_OPTS:
Windows: set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% -Dorg.jboss.security.simpleprincipal.equals.override=true
Linux: JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dorg.jboss.security.simpleprincipal.equals.override=true
(70097)
When WBPZ files are uploaded to EKM from Workbench, .ekmRepository.xml files inside the archive will
be removed. This prevents Workbench from obtaining stale data from the .ekmRepository.xml files in
the future. Such stale data can cause unexpected behavior. Any .ekmRepository.xml files will also be
removed from WBPZ files when they are downloaded from EKM. (70284)
Scheduled tasks with a long periodicity no longer cause workspace initialization failure. (73603)
EKM object properties such as Description and Image are no longer cleared when a file in the EKM repository is overwritten. Properties defined in the original file are maintained. (73676)
Attempts to download objects with the File Transfer Client which cannot be downloaded, such as EKM
applications, no longer cause the entire download to fail. The client will no longer attempt to download
such objects from the file transfer service, and will attempt to continue the transfer. (73690)
The issue of usage reports causing an unhandled exception upon logout has been resolved. (73854)
In EKM 15.0.7, the File Transfer Client and Studio applications are now signed with a digital certificate
from a trusted certificate authority. This prevents warning messages and potential errors when these
applications are launched using newer versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Previously, the
applications were signed with an ANSYS self-signed certificate, resulting in the need to instruct the JRE
to trust the applications each time they were launched. (75489)
When transferring files via a cache server, attempts by the cache server to connect to an EKM server
that is using the HTTPS protocol are now successful. (76838)
When a Mechanical APDL input file (.inp, .dat) is uploaded to EKM, the version property is extracted
and displayed provided that the input file was created by ANSYS Mechanical in the Workbench environment. Input files created in MAPDL have no persistent version information. (78039)
Support has been added for Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) files. If a PAC file is used in an IT setup,
the File Transfer Client respects it and chooses the appropriate proxy server when fetching a given URL.
(79019)
When you have a file checked out that is under version control, there is no longer a permissions issue
when uploading a file of the same name using the File Transfer Client, enabling you to successfully
overwrite the file. (81132)

10.3. DesignXplorer
The following information is relevant to ANSYS Release 15.0.7 and serves as an update to the entries
published in the ANSYS, Inc. Known Issues and Limitations document for Release 15.0.

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The Values=Bounds constraint is available for Screening optimizations. (70377)
If you are running a project containing discrete input parameters on a Linux Red Hat 5.9 machine, the
generation of verification points with a DesignXplorer response surface update will be completed
within the expected time frame. (71132)
When a continuous input parameter with Manufacturable Values has only negative manufacturable
values, the updated Design of Experiments will have the correct number of design points, number of
verification points, and point distribution over the parameter space. (71247)
Application of the Non-Parametric Regression response surface algorithm to selected scenarios has
been corrected; the algorithm will generate the response surface correctly, with an accurate range of
output variation. (72237)
When you edit a continuous input parameter to have a Manufacturable Value that is greater than the
current Upper Bound, the Design of Experiments component correctly takes the change into account:
the Upper Bound value is updated accordingly, the Preview operation is available, and a component
update results in a DOE Table based on the new domain. (73568)
The correction for the error described in Class3 Error Report DX2014-02, is included in this Service Pack.
Per the error, in a DesignXplorer Direct Optimization system, output parameter values will be attributed
to the correct parameter (in the Table of Design Points, Table of Candidates, History charts, and the
Calculated Minimum and Calculated Maximum properties) when derived input or output parameters
are defined prior to the definition of a direct output parameter. (74071)
For Response Surface optimization systems in which the domain bounds are equal, MOGA optimizations
respect convergence or stopping criteria; NLPQL and MISQP optimizations are performed without error.
(75901)
When you have first edited and deleted an Optimization system and then created a new Optimization
system, you can select and edit the Optimization component of the new system without receiving an
error. (76583)
Adaptive Single-Objective optimizations that have continuous input parameters with Manufacturable
Values follow the correct convergence direction. (76911)
MOGA optimizations that have only discrete input parameters and/or continuous input parameters with
Manufacturable Values generate new population permutations with each iteration. (77270)
.For an Optimization in which all enabled input parameters are continuous with Manufacturable Values,
the Sensitivities chart is now updated along with an Optimization update. (77640)
For optimization algorithms that generate successive populations of samples (i.e. MOGA, AMO, ASO,
and potentially some external methods), the number of ev ation failures is reported correctly by the
Number of Failures Optimization Status property. (77814)
In DesignXplorer Optimizations, the optimization process will always stop upon convergence. (80207)
When you use French language settings and use commas to separate decimals, the evaluation of
Parameter Relationships in an Optimization system will return correct values. (80909)

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