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Visual Studio Professional Update 4 is also required for linking user programmable features on Windows platforms.

These messages may state that object files have been created, but the Mechanical APDL executable has not been created; or the errors may state that some libraries necessary to complete the link cannot be found.

The first portion of the output is shown below:.

Output from a user-linked version contains the following statement:. After relinking the ANSYS executable, the program can be executed by either of the following two methods:. If the test worked correctly, this should display many lines of debug from all output files.

The specified routine must reside in the current working directory. This procedure will ask which versions you intend ansyd relink and then will compile all Fortran files files ending with. Select other desired options then pick Run to execute the customized ansys.

Create a dynamic-link library. The -custom option must be the last option at the end of the command line. If you modify any of the user routines, move them to the folder s they are linking in. All Fortran files files ending with. A script named findUPF.


FC files files ending with. When the job is complete, run the following commands from a Command Prompt window:. By default this folder is:. The user routines that are supported by anays method will appear in a list. When you run a user-linked version of the program by this method, the output includes this message:.

UPF: Chapter 1: Using User Programmable Features (UPFs) (UP)

The routines that have been linked will be included in the output listing. These errors usually indicate that required compiler environment variables are not set. The source files for the user routines reside in the following subdirectory: There are three anshs that you can use to link your custom routines into the Mechanical APDL program:. The procedure then loads all object files files ending with.

This requirement is due to shared library usage. If you are running in a distributed memory parallel environment Distributed ANSYSyou need to include the name of the master node when specifying the working directory:. In this command prompt window, issue the drive letter and all the necessary cd commands to move to the directory where the customized files exist example: Note that when using a combination of languages, you are responsible for the calling interfaces between languages see Programming in Languages Ansya than Fortran.

When creating custom executables, they must be named ansys.


After you have selected all desired user routines, press Enter to quit. The user programmable features are loaded onto the system only if you perform a custom installation and choose to install the customization tools.

UPF in workbench

To execute the relinked ansys. If you are running in a distributed memory parallel environment Distributed ANSYSyou must include the name of the master node when specifying the working directory:. Ansjs executable file s created will be named ansys. This is a simple, automated test that verifies whether compilers are correctly installed and configured. Windows Installation Guide lists the compilers that are required for Windows systems.

You will need all the compilers specified in the Installation Guide specific to your operating system to use these user programmable features.

Get UPF return value from Mechanical APDL input file

The format of the command is:. Enter the user routine name you wish to include. The following user routines can be linked using this method:. Before using any of the methods ahsys below for linking UPFs, open the following Command Prompt window if you have Wnsys Studio Professional installed:. Use the following command:. You must include the path to this script in your system PATH variable. Output from a user-linked version contains the following statement: