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64-bit Wildfire 4 & Ansys Workbench & Windchill

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64-bit Wildfire 4 & Ansys Workbench & Windchill

Is anyone using 64-bit Ansys Workbench with 64-bit Pro-Engineer that is connected to Windchill?

If so, any issues?

Background:

On Windows XP (32-bit), we use Ansys Workbench (V11 and V12) to analyze Pro/E (Wildfire 4) models. We use Pro/Intralink 9.1 to vault the Pro/E models. When you have a Pro/E model open from a Workspace, Ansys Workbench recognizes the location of the Pro/E model as a Windchill workspace. We're able to leverage Ansys Workbench parametric and bi-directional data exchange capabilities to get Ansys Workbench to automatically update the Pro/E geometry for us to run parametric analysis. It works beautifully. (Note: we don't use Pro/Intralink to vault Ansys models - only the Pro/E side of things.)

We're considering moving to Windows XPx64 using 64-bit Wildfire 4 and 64-bit Ansys Workbench (V11 and/or V12). "On paper", this should work. We don't have a spare 64-bit workstation to test this (who does?), so one of our users will be a guinea pig. Like to know before we get started if there's any reason we should NOT proceed.

Andrew Kelly, P.E. | Senior Engineer | Crane Aerospace & Electronics | +1 440 326 5555 | F: +1 440 284 1090