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MBD for ANSYS 15 v1

Installation Guide

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Contents

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CHAPTER 1 - GETTING STARTED.............................................................................................. 3


ROADMAP FOR USING THIS GUIDE ..........................................................................................................3

WHAT YOU NEED ...................................................................................................................................3
INSTALLATION PROCESS..........................................................................................................................4
GETTING HELP ........................................................................................................................................4
CHAPTER 2 - INSTALLING THE FUNCTIONBAY LICENSE SERVER ........................................................ 5
CHAPTER 3 - INSTALLING MBD FOR ANSYS .............................................................................. 9
STARTING THE MBD FOR ANSYS INSTALLATION ..................................................................................9
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INSTALLING MBD FOR ANSYS ...............................................................................................................9


INSTALLING THE RECURDYN VIEWER ....................................................................................................12
REGISTRATION OF THE LICENSE ............................................................................................................17
MANUALLY STARTING THE LICENSE MANAGER .....................................................................................18
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ......................................................................................................................18


CHAPTER 4 USING THREE-SERVER REDUNDANCY .................................................................... 19
STEP TO INSTALL THE REDUNDANT LICENSE........................................................................................19
CHAPTER 5 CHECKING THE WINDOWS FIREWALL ...................................................................... 21
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CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................................... 25


CHECKING THE ANSYS EXTENSION SETUP ...........................................................................................25
RESETTING THE LICENSE REGISTRATION ...............................................................................................26
WORKING WITH ANSYS V15.0 ...........................................................................................................27
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Registered Trademarks of FunctionBay, Inc. or Subsidiary


RecurDyn is a registered trademark of FunctionBay, Inc.


Multi-Body Dynamics for Ansys, MBD for Ansys, RecurDyn/Professional, RecurDyn/Solver,
RecurDyn/Modeler, RecurDyn/FFlex, RecurDyn/RFlex, RecurDyn/Linear, RecurDyn/CoLink,
RecurDyn/AutoDesign, RecurDyn/Control, RecurDyn/Hydraulic, RecurDyn/Tire, RecurDyn/Driver,
RecurDyn/EHD, RecurDyn/MeshInterface, RecurDyn/Chain, RecurDyn/Track HM, RecurDyn/Track LM,
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RecurDyn/MTT2D, RecurDyn/MTT3D, RecurDyn/Belt, RecurDyn/HAT, RecurDyn/Gear,


RecurDyn/Crank, RecurDyn/Piston, RecurDyn/Bearing, RecurDyn/Valve, RecurDyn/Spring,
RecurDyn/TimingChain, RecurDyn/Engine, RecurDyn/ECFD_HD, RecurDyn/Ch Script
are trademarks of FunctionBay, Inc.

Third-Party Trademarks

ANSYS and any and all ANSYS, Inc. brand, product, service and feature names, logos and slogans are registered
trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries.
Windows and Windows XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
ProENGINEER and ProMECHANICA are registered trademarks of PTC Corp.
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Unigraphics NX and IDEAS are registered trademark of Siemens PLM Software.


SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corp.
AutoCAD is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc.
CADAM and CATIA are registered trademark of Dassault Systems.
FLEXlm is a registered trademark of GLOBEtrotter Software, Inc.
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All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Edition Note
This document describes the installation procedures of MBD for ANSYS v15.0.7. Please refer to the
Troubleshooting chapter for information about using MBD for ANSYS with V15.0.
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Revision History
First printed, December 2014
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GETTING STARTED 3

CHAPTER 1 - GETTING STARTED


ROADMAP FOR USING THIS GUIDE
Two chapters that should be referred to in every installation:
Chapter 1 Getting Started explains all of the content of the guide and how to
prepare for installation.


Chapter 3 Installing MBD for ANSYS explains all of the steps to install MBD for
ANSYS and the RD Viewer, and how to register the available licenses.

Chapter 2 Installing the FunctionBay License Server is used once at each site. The license
server can provide MBD for ANSYS licenses to other client computers on the network.


Chapter 4 Using Three-Server Redundancy explains the use of 3 license servers, which
has the advantage that only 2 license servers are needed in order to provide licenses.
Maintenance can be done on 1 license server without taking down all of the licenses.
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Chapter 5 - Checking the Windows Firewall is used to setup the exceptions that allow the
FunctionBay license server to provide licenses through any firewalls in the network.

Chapter 6 - Troubleshooting is used for two situations: 1) Checking ANSYS Workbench
registration, and 2) correcting a possible license registration issue on computers with
preexisting RecurDyn installations.
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WHAT YOU NEED


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS (64-BIT)
Minimum Recommended

CPU 1GHz 2.4GHz, Quad Core
Memory (RAM) 2GB 4GB
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Free Disk Space 3GB 10GB


Display Adapter OpenGL OpenGL ICD
Screen Resolution 1024x768 1152x864
Optical Disk Drive DVD-R or above
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SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS: Microsoft Windows 7 & 8 Professional (64-bit).

Please check that your computer meets the hardware and OS requirements.
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FUNCTIONBAY LICENSE FILE


A license file is required for each MBD for ANSYS installation. Please provide the
following items for the computer that will act as the License Server:
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1. Host Name
2. Physical Ethernet (or MAC) Address. The address
is obtained as follows.
From the Start button of Windows, select: All
Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt
The command prompt window appears. Type:
ipconfig /all
Look for the block of data associated with



the Ethernet adapter used with your LAN.
Look for Physical Address.

Copy the number to the right of the colon, six sets of double digits.


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3. Technical Contact Name, Phone & E-mail.



Your sales representative will provide a license file based upon this information.

INSTALLATION PROCESS
1. Send a Purchase Order and the requested hardware and contact information that
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is listed above to your MBD for ANSYS sales representative.


2. Receive a MBD for ANSYS DVD and MBD for ANSYS license file.
3. Log in using an account with administrative privileges.
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4. Install MBD for ANSYS and set up licensing.


5. Log out as the administrative user.
6. The software is now ready for use by the end user.
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GETTING HELP
If you have questions or problems installing MBD for ANSYS, review the contents of this
guide. For additional help, contact your local MBD for ANSYS representative.
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CHAPTER 2 - INSTALLING THE FUNCTIONBAY LICENSE SERVER


The FunctionBay License Server provides licenses for MBD for ANSYS and its associated
Viewer to any computer on the network. Licenses are checked out when MBD for ANSYS
is launched. Licenses are checked back in when the user exits MBD for ANSYS.

The FunctionBay License Server software is typically installed on a dedicated server

1. The
FunctionBay
License

computer but it can also be install on a general computer.

Server is
installed
using the

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option from
the MBD for
ANSYS CD
Installation
screen as
shown in the

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figure.


A security warning screen may appear that will ask you about allowing changes to be
made to your computer by the InstallShield Setup Launcher. Click on the Yes button.
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The following alert box will appear:


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2. The Welcome screen will


appear as shown below.
Click on the Next button
to continue with the
installation.


3. The Destination Location

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for the MBD for ANSYS


license server must be
defined. The default
location is typical for a
Windows application.

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You can choose a different


destination location by
clicking Browse.

Click Next to accept the


specified directory.

4. Select the License
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File to be used by
navigating to the
location of the MBD
for ANSYS license
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file that was


provided by your
local MBD for
ANSYS sales
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representative.
Select it and then
click on the Open
button.
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5. The License Server files


will be copied to the
installation directory. If
you want to stop the MBD
for ANSYS License Server
installation, click the
Cancel button.


6. The finish dialog box

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appears. Click the Finish


button and the installation
is complete.
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7. The Licenser Server software should be running now. If you want to check the status
of the License Server you can use the FLEXlm Utility. To run the FLEXlm Utility you
should click on the Windows Start button,
then select All Programs, then open up the
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FunctionBay, Inc group and FunctionBay


License Server x64 group. Click on FLEXlm
Utility to run it, as shown in the figure.
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8. Once the LMTOOLS window is open, click on the Server Status tab and then click on
the Perform Status Enquiry button. The result will depend on the licenses that are
enabled in your license file, but it will look something like the figure.



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If there are error messages, please report them to your sales representative.


9. The FLEXlm Utility provides capabilities to start and stop the License Server, as well
as perform diagnostics. The FLEXlm End Users Guide provides valuable information
about the License Server.
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CHAPTER 3 - INSTALLING MBD FOR ANSYS


STARTING THE MBD FOR ANSYS INSTALLATION
1. Log on to the computer using an account that has administrative privileges.

2. Insert the MBD for ANSYS CD into your DVD drive. The MBD for ANSYS installation
program should automatically begin to run, bringing up the window shown below.



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3. Select Install Multi-Body Dynamics for ANSYS to begin the installation.

Tip: If the Multi-Body Dynamics for ANSYS installation window does not appear:
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Go to the top level of the MBD for ANSYS CD and double-click on the AutoRun.exe
icon. Then start from the following section.
If the above does not work, go into the Multi-Body Dynamics for ANSYS directory on
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the DVD and double-click on the setup.exe icon. Continue with the instructions
below.

INSTALLING MBD FOR ANSYS


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1. A window appears and requests confirmation to make changes to the computer.


Click on the Yes button.
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2. An alert box may appear that provides notification that the InstallShield wizard is
being prepared. The alert box will put itself away after the preparation is complete.

3.The InstallShield is launched and the following welcome screen is displayed. Click the
Next button to continue.



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4. The license agreement is presented. If you accept the terms of the agreement, click
the I Agree button.
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5. The next step is to specify the location of the MBD for ANSYS installation directory.
The default location is typical for a Windows application, as shown in the figure.



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You can choose a different location by clicking Browse.

Click Install to accept the specified directory.


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6. The MBD for ANSYS files will be installed. A status bar will show the progress. Please
click on the Next button when all of the files are loaded.

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7. A confirmation screen appears. Please click on the Finish button.



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1. After finishing the MBD for ANSYS installation, the RecurDyn Viewer installation

begins. First the language selector for the InstallShield appears. In this document we
assume that English is selected. Click on the OK button.
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2. An alert box may appear that provides notification that the InstallShield wizard is
being prepared. The alert box will put itself away after the preparation is complete.
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3. The following Welcome window appears. Click on the Next button.



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4. The License Agreement is shown. Please review the license agreement; select the I
accept the terms of the license agreement option, and then click on the Next button.
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5. The System Requirements (hardware & OS) are shown. Please review them and then
click on the Next button.



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6. You have the opportunity to enter your identifying information. Click on the Next
button after entering your information.

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7. You can select the folder where the files will be installed. Use the Browse button to
select a different location than the default. Click on the Next button when ready.



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8. You can change the name and location of the Program Icon folder. Click on the Next
button after entering your information.

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9. You are informed when the installation is complete. Click on Finish to continue.

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REGISTRATION OF THE LICENSE


1. After the files are installed the FunctionBay License Manager appears. By default the
Server Name is set to the name of local computer where the installation is occurring.
The server name should be modified to be the name of the computer where the
FunctionBay License Server was installed. There is no need to change the Port
number unless special arrangements were made at the time of the installation of the
FunctionBay License Server.



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2. Click the OK button. If you see an error message the cause may be that the

server or your network is not operating properly. Click the Cancel button and
make sure the server and network is operating correctly. Then restart the
FunctionBay License Manager as described below (Manually Starting the
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License Manager).


3. An alert box appears to indicate that the license was registered successfully.
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4. Click the OK button.


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Make sure that you have used the correct License Server name and that the
License Server is operating properly before you execute MBD for ANSYS or the
RecurDyn Viewer.
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MANUALLY STARTING THE LICENSE MANAGER


1. You can access the FunctionBay License Manager from the Start button.

a. Click on the Windows Start button.

b. Click on All Programs.

c. Scroll to the FunctionBay, Inc program folder and click on it


d. Click on RecurDyn Viewer for Multi-Body Dynamics for ANSYS (64-bit)

e. Click on the License option

2. The FunctionBay License Manager window appears.

At this point you can return to the beginning of this chapter and follow the instructions

again to register the license for MBD for ANSYS and the RecurDyn Viewer.
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Additional information is available with the MBD for ANSYS installation. The Program

Folder provides access to the Help documentation as well as to a folder that contains the
tutorial files.
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CHAPTER 4 USING THREE-SERVER REDUNDANCY


With this arrangement the three License Servers send messages periodically to each other
to make sure at least two servers are running and communicating. A pair of servers is
configured when at least two of the three license servers are running and communicating
with each other.

The License Servers are distinguished as either primary, secondary, or tertiary. Also, one


License Server is specified as the master (m) and is responsible for providing licenses to
use MBD for ANSYS and the RecurDyn Viewer, recording information into the debug log,
and recording information into the report log. If the master is not responding, another
License Server is specified as the
master.

In the figure to the right, the


primary License Server is the

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master. When the users


computer sends a checkout
request for a license, the
master responds and then
provides the license to use

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MBD for ANSYS or the


RecurDyn Viewer.

In the second figure, the


secondary License Server
becomes the master because

the primary License Server is
not responding.
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The tertiary server can never be the


master. If both primary and
secondary license servers are not
responding, licenses are no longer
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provided to use MBD for ANSYS or the RecurDyn Viewer.

STEP TO INSTALL THE REDUNDANT LICENSE


1. Obtain a FunctionBay license file that contains three SERVER lines that correspond to
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the three license server computers.


2. Install the FunctionBay License Server, referencing the same license file, on each of
the three license server computers (Chapter 2 explains the License Server
installation).
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3. Manually start the FunctionBay License Manager as explained at the top of page 18.
The FunctionBay License Manager window appears.
4. Click the Add button to add three rows in the table.
5. Enter the information for the three license servers as shown in the figure.


Note that the server names include different port numbers. This is because some cases

have been reported of 100% CPU usage due to conflicts of the TCP/IP ports because the
products used the same FLEXLM license manager. To avoid this collision, the user
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should modify the port number in the license file to be different before setting up the
redundant license. The user can choose port numbers between the values of 27000 and
27009.

your_host_ID your_physical_adress

This is the syntax of the server line in the license file:
SERVER TCP/IP_port_number
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SERVER
SERVER
SERVER
Server_1
Server_2
Server_3
001122334455
223344550011
554433221100
27000
27001
27002

The following is an example of the Server portion of a license file that is configured for
three-server redundancy:

Given the above Server lines in the license file, the user should enter information about
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the three license servers as shown in the RecurDyn License Manager window above.

If the installation of the redundant license fails, please check the Windows Firewall
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settings as described in Chapter 5 of this document.


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CHAPTER 5 CHECKING THE WINDOWS FIREWALL


The Windows Firewall is generally turned on by default. Some adjustments are needed
when the Firewall is activated on the MBD for ANSYS License Server computer in order for
the licensing to work properly. There are two executables, lmgrd.exe and fblmd.exe,
that are needed for the license sharing between computers. Therefore, these executables
MUST be added in the Programs and Service list of Exception of Windows Firewall. The


procedure below explains how to do this in Windows 7 (similar in Windows 8).

1. Please go to Windows Firewall. (Windows Start Button ->Control Panel->Windows Firewall)

2. It is likely that the Firewall is On, as is shown in the figure for Windows 7.

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3. Click on the Allow a program through Windows Firewall link in the left pane as shown.
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4. Click on the Change setting button in the Allowed Programs window if it is active. If it is
grayed out then the Change settings mode is already active. Click on the Allow another
program button.



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5. The following dialog box will appear, with the display of Programs varying according to the
software that is installed on your computer. Click on the Browse button.
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6. Navigate to the FunctionBay License Server installation directory. Select lmgrd.exe and
then click on the Open button.



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7. The lmgrd.exe file will appear in the Programs list as Flexera Software LLC. Click on the
Add button.
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8. Click on the Browse button again. You will already be navigated to the FunctionBay
License Server installation directory Select fblmd.exe and click on the Open button.
The fblmd.exe file will appear in the Programs list as FBLMD daemon. Click on the Add
button.



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9. FBLMD daemon and Flexera Software LLC now appear in the list of Allowed programs and
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features. These executables should be enabled on the Home/Work (Private) network. Click
OK.

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CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING
CHECKING THE ANSYS EXTENSION SETUP
You may have installed MBD for ANSYS with an administrative account. If you would like to
use MBD for ANSYS with a different account that has regular user privileges, please do the
following.


1. Run ANSYS Workbench, pull-down on the
Tools menu and select the Options
command.


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2. The options dialog box appears. Select the Explorer Extensions item on left tree menu.
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3. Make sure that the Default Extension to Load field contains RDA3.

4. Make sure that the field Additional Extension Folder includes the path to the MBD for
ANSYS installation folder. The default installation folder path is: C:\Program
Files\FunctionBay, Inc\Multi-Body Dynamics for ANSYS 14.5
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RESETTING THE LICENSE REGISTRATION


The need to reset the license registration will only be needed in situations where MBD for
ANSYS is installed on computers that are already running the RecurDyn/Professional
standalone software. There is a small probability that old license registration information
from RecurDyn/Professional will interfere with the correct licensing of MBD for ANSYS.

If your site meets the following conditions:


1. RecurDyn/Professional was installed before MBD for ANSYS.
2. When installing MBD for ANSYS there are problems with the solver running and a
license check error is reported,
then please follow these steps:


1. Obtain the executable file RDCleanTool.exe from your MBD for ANSYS
sales representative.
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2. Uninstall MBD for ANSYS using the Programs and Features tool in the Control Panel.
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3. Double-click on the executable


file RDCleanTool.exe and the
dialog box that is shown will
appear. Check on the Clear
RecurDyn license information
box.

4. Click on the OK button.
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5. Use the RecurDyn License


Manager to refer to the license
server of the correct computer.
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6. Reinstall MBD for ANSYS. The


licensing for the solver should now work properly.

7. If any problems remain please refer to your MBD for ANSYS support contact.
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WORKING WITH ANSYS V15.0


There can be some problems with the definition of certain environmental variables when
using MBD for ANSYS with ANSYS V15.0. If possible it is recommended to upgrade to
ANSYS V15.0.7.

If that is not possible then please use the RunWBforMBD.bat file to start up ANSYS
workbench so that the environmental variables are defined properly. This file is found in
the MBD for ANSYS installation directory, as shown below.


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For convenience, a user with administrative privileges can create a shortcut to run this bat file.
Once the shortcut is created, a user with regular user privileges can reset the environmental
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variables and run MBD for ANSYS without needing any action by an administrator.

The shortcut can be located on the users desktop:



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or within the Start Menu.


Note that once the user executes the short-cut there is no need to use the shortcut again


unless the problem reoccurs. It is sufficient to run ANSYS Workbench in the normal way.
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