Wildfire 2 (M280) Motion Engine running on Windows 7 x64...
We have an old licence of PTC Pro Mechanica standalone (Wildfire 2, datecode M280). Structure runs happily on Windows 7, as does the Motion UI, but I cannot get the Motion UI to connect to the Engine to run motion analyses. The response I get is:
Opening "..\..\..\..\Work\Temp\Mass_modes_01" ...
The model "..\..\..\..\Work\Temp\Mass_modes_01" is now current.
Checking validity of design study ...
Starting a private Mechanica Motion engine ...
Unable to connect to the Mechanica Motion engine.
*** WARNING *** Unable to connect to the Mechanica Motion engine.
*** WARNING *** Save model and exit.
It seems to be possibly an installation issue, as the 64bit install has a different working directory (C:\CAE\PTC\mechWF2\x86e_win64) to previous 32bit installs.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to resolve this? I have MS Visual C++ installed and DotNET 3.5 running, but no joy!!
Thanks for any suggestions, Dominic
Tried asking in Analysis & Simulation but it was suggested that I ask here instead.
Tried installing a 64bt C++ compiler but that didn't change the error message.
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The other idea: I remember that you had been able to install Mechanica independent from Pro/ENGINEER and hence it was required to specify the Mechanica directory from the Pro/ENGINEER installation. Did you check this (of course, if other Mechanica modes like Structure or Thermal work OK, then skip this suggestion)