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Wildfire 2 (M280) Motion Engine running on Windows 7 x64...

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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:

COMMAND:

Opening "..\..\..\..\Work\Temp\Mass_modes_01" ...

The model "..\..\..\..\Work\Temp\Mass_modes_01" is now current.

COMMAND:

Run

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.

COMMAND:

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.

Ancient Pro Mechanica Motion on Windows 7

Tried installing a 64bt C++ compiler but that didn't change the error message.

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Re: Wildfire 2 (M280) Motion Engine running on Windows 7 x64...

Wow, Mechanica Motion! This has been really a long time we had questions about it!

I only remember that it needed a compiler/linker to generate the code to process the analysis.

Maybe there is not even a 64-bit library version available? See this post: Mechanica Motion WF2, C Compiler on XP-64?

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)

Gunter