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"Mechanica Motion Engine Not Started"

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"Mechanica Motion Engine Not Started"

Our primary Mechanica user is trying to run a Mechanica Motion problem for
the first time since he was switched over from Unix to Windows. When
launching the analysis, he gets the error message "Compilation Failed.
Additional information may be available from outside of Mechanica Motion
by examining the engine's log file. Exit Mechanica Motion and then type
'mmwatch'

clearing that with the OK button brings up

Failed while generating or compiling equations of motion for
'motion_impact'. This may be a system or installation problem.

running the referenced 'mmwatch' at a DOS prompt brings back "Mechanica
Motion Engine Not Started".

The user indicates that back on Unix they were required to install a
separate C-compiler for Motion to work. Is this the case with the windows
version as well? Do I have to download and install something? Any idea if
maybe it is something else like a config setting in mechanica? I know
it's not a licensing issue.

ProE & Mechanica Wildfire 2.0 M050

Dell Precision 340 workstations, Windows 2000 sp4, 1024MB RAM, ~2GHz CPU

Thanks for any help & suggestions.

Regards,

Erik Gifford
G.W. Lisk Co., Inc.