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Problem with reading logfile and licensing

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I'm practising since a few days with Femap 10.2 with a 45 days trial license.
All works fine, until I want to analyze the model.

It starts with:
Opening File C:\FEMAPv1021\examples\model001.dat...
2 Coordinate System(s) Translated.
1 Load Set(s) Translated.
1 Constraint Set(s) Translated.
0 Constraint Equation(s) Translated.
1 Property(s) Translated.
1 Material(s) Translated.
13472 Node(s) Translated.
12930 Element(s) Translated.

Then I get an error message:

"Unable to open C:\Femapv1021\examples\model001.log logfile for reading. Please check file manually and confirm licensing"

When I look in the map, there is no logfile at all. I'm sure that Femap has read/write rights in this map.

I think there is a problem with starting up NX-Nastran, with getting a license.

Please advise.

Bauke
8 REPLIES

Re: Problem with reading logfile and licensing

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom
During an analysis run, FEMAP will monitor NX Nastran's output file (.f06), solution info (.f04) and the regular log file (.log). It appears here that the software cannot open the file for reading, do you have Read/Write permission for the C:\Femapv1021\examples directory?

Mark Sherman
FEMAP Product Development

Re: Problem with reading logfile and licensing

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom
There is one other thing to check, during installation, one must create a scratch directory for NX Nastran to use. In the file c:\Femapv1021\nastran\conf\nast7.rcf, the control file for Nastran, you will see a line that tells NX Nastran where the scratch directory is, on my machine, it's

Sdir=c:\scratch

Please look in this file and see where NX Nastran is looking for scratch space, make sure that directory exists, and that you have read/write permission. For anyone reading this that has installed the usual v10.3 that comes with the 45-day trial, this description is similar, but v10.3 uses NX Nastran v8, so the .rcf file would be -

C:\FEMAPv103\nastran\conf\nast8.rcf

Re: Problem with reading logfile and licensing

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Thanks Mark,

Problem solved.
C:\FEMAPv103\nastran\conf\nast8.rcf didn't refer to the right scratch directory.

regards,
Bauke

Re: Problem with reading logfile and licensing

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi, sorry for resurfacing this thread from a while ago.

I have the same filelog error in Femap student version 11.4.

How do you change the directory that the nast11 file refers to so its correct. I've tried giving read/write access to the scratch folder to all users and that was unsucessful. This is the current nast11 script:

Sdir=C:\scratch
program=FEMAP
scr=yes
buffsize=32769
memory=.45*physical
smem=20.0X
buffpool=20.0X
ishellpath=%NXN_BASE%\bin
msgbell=no
fpe=no
diag=8

 

Thanks for your time,
   

Re: Problem with reading logfile and licensing

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Dear John,

Make sure the C:\scratch subdirectoy exist, if not this is the reason of the error. 

Best regards,
Blas.

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
IBERISA • 48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog Femap-NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

Re: Problem with reading logfile and licensing

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hola Blas,

The C;\scratch folder exists but I think it's in a location where femap can't access it. I've tried moving the folder to my desktop but that didn't work either. 

Thanks,

John

Re: Problem with reading logfile and licensing

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Dear John,

You can put the SCRATCH folder in any location you like, for instance C:\SCRATCH is handy. Next, edit the NX NASTRAN Resources Configuration File "nast11.rcf" file with NOTEPAD located under <femap_dir>\nastran\conf and set SDIR=C:\SCRATCH, and you are done!. Please be aware of the extension of the RCF file, a common error is to save as nast11.rcf.txt, and this is wrong, causing error!.

Best regards,
Blas.

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
IBERISA • 48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog Femap-NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

Re: Problem with reading logfile and licensing

Experimenter
Experimenter

Awesome, it worked thanks!