How To run ANSYS Release 13.0 Workbench on 64-bit Linux

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Getting ANSYS Workbench up and running on Linux at R13 is pretty simple.  You just have to make sure that a few things are in place and some packages are loaded.  Then it works great.  Here is a quick HOW-TO on getting things going:

Pre-Install Tasks

  • Install CentOS 5.3 or greater or RHEL5
    • Download and install the latest graphics card drivers for your video card. Restart
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  • Next, Gnome Desktop Environment is required for optimum use.

  • Next, Using the Linux Package Manager. Select the Development main group and then select the additional libraries all needed. (see images below)

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  • Select Optional packages and then select the additional MESA libraries (see below).

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  • Next, select the Base System main group, then X Window system, and Legacy Software Support. With Legacy software support still selected. Click Optional Packages and select the additional package – openmotif22 and click close.

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  • Restart the system

Post ANSYS Install Setup Tasks

  • Within your Terminal session. Type ProductConfig.sh

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    • Click Configure Products, then select the products to configure or reconfigure
  • Pro/E Configuration GUI

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  • Unigraphics NX install Configuration GUI

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  • Click Continue and the product configuration script will run.

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  • Click Finish

How to launching ANSYS Release 13.0 Workbench

  • Open a Linux terminal session:
  • Change your path to include /ansys_inc/v130/Framework/bin/Linux64

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  • Next, launch the program by typing ./runwb2 and press enter

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  • Basic opening up of a Design Modeler project
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Here it is: ANSYS 13 Workbench on CentOS 5.5 64-bit Linux

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Done!

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