I setup the scratch directory for FEMAP to be D:\scratch (under file->Prefrences->Database->scratch directory). But when I run an analysis I get scratch files at the D:\scratch directory and at a C:\scratch directory that was created when I first installed FEMAP. If I try to delete the C:\scratch directory the analyes dont run and I have to recreate the C:\scratch directory in oreder to get it runing again. My C drive gets full of junk from the scratch and sometimes analyses get stuck because I dont have enough space on C drive. How do I tell FEMAP to only put scratch and temp files in D:\scratch?
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You are setting the FEMAP scratch directory, not the NX NASTRAN one!.
To set the NX NASTRAN Scratch directory open the "nast9.rcf" file using the NOTEPAD and enter the correct value for SDIR parameter:
Also, I suggest to define a separate directory for the nastran output files, not to mix with the scratch files, then use FILE > PREFERENCES > INTERFACES > NASTRAN solver write options > DIRECT OUTPUT TO".
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