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The specified routine must reside in the current working directory. The format of the command is:.

Get UPF return value from Mechanical APDL input file

After you have selected all desired user routines, press Enter to quit. By default this folder is:. The routines that have been linked will be included in the output listing. The user programmable features are loaded onto the system only if you perform a custom installation and choose to install the customization tools.

Select other desired options then pick Run to execute the customized ansys. Note that when using a up of languages, you are responsible for the calling interfaces between languages see Programming in Languages Other than Fortran. The executable file s created will be named ansys. If you are running in a distributed memory parallel environment Distributed ANSYSyou must include the upff of the master node when specifying the working directory:.

These messages may state that object files have been created, but the Mechanical APDL executable has not been created; or the errors may state that some libraries necessary to complete the link cannot be found. When the job is complete, run the following commands from a Command Prompt window:.


UPF: Chapter 1: Using User Programmable Features (UPFs) (UP)

Use the following command:. In this command prompt window, issue the drive snsys and all the necessary cd commands to move to the directory where the customized files exist example: FC files files ending with.

This requirement is due to shared library usage. This procedure will ask which versions you intend to relink and then will compile all Fortran files files ending with. There are three aneys that you can use to link your custom routines into the Mechanical APDL program:. You will need all the compilers specified in the Installation Guide specific to your operating system to use these user programmable ypf.

If the test worked correctly, this should display many lines of debug from all output files. When creating custom executables, they must be named ansys. A script named findUPF. The source files for the user ufp reside in the following subdirectory: When you run a user-linked version of the program by this method, the output includes this message:.

If you modify any of the user routines, move them to the folder s they are linking in. All Fortran files files ending with. The user routines that are supported by this method will appear in a list. This is a simple, automated test that verifies whether compilers are correctly installed and configured.


Windows Installation Guide lists the compilers that are required for Windows systems. You must include the path to this script in your system PATH variable.

These errors usually indicate that required compiler environment variables are not set.

Output from a user-linked version contains the following statement:. Before using any of the methods described below for linking UPFs, open the following Command Prompt window if you have Visual Studio Professional installed:. Visual Studio Professional Update 4 is also required for linking user programmable features on Windows platforms.

Create a dynamic-link library. If you are running in a distributed memory parallel environment Distributed ANSYSyou need to include the name of the master node when specifying the working directory:. To execute the relinked ansys. Output from a user-linked version contains the following statement: The following user routines can be linked using this method:. After relinking the ANSYS executable, the program can be executed by either of the following two methods:.

The first portion of the output is shown below:. Enter the user routine name you wish to include. The -custom option must be the last option at the end of the command line. The procedure then loads all object files files ending with.