How to install SDC for Ansys?

Download the latest setup files from SDC Verifier website.

The installation of SDC Verifier consists of 2 steps:

  1. Install program from setup file – SDCVerifierSetup.exe.
  2. Install SDC-Ansys Plugin (*.wbex) for Ansys Workbench.
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SDC Verifier installation

Browse the installation path, select Ansys feature to include. License file can be selected during the installation or later directly in the SDC Verifier:

SDC Verifier Installation

Setup creates the file (sdc_ansys_link.json) which is used by SDC-Ansys Plugin to find a path to SDCVerifier.exe file. Check if the following file in Public Documents folder is created:


sdc_ansys_link.json file

Starting from version 2020.0.1 SDC Verifier creates records in windows registry with path to SDCVerifier.exe file (in case public folder is not allowed on user machine):


sdc Verifier windows registry entry

If sdc_ansys_link.json file is missing (and registry entries are not created for version > 2020.0.1) the following message will appear when running SDC Verifier from Ansys Workbench:

SDC Verifier not found error

SDC-Ansys Plugin Installation

After SDC Verifier is installed, a communication between SDC Verifier and Ansys has to be installed. In the setup files you can find plugins for different versions of Ansys Workbench.

Plugin SDC-ANSYS Plugin.wbex file is included in setup archive together with SDCVerifierSetup.exe file.

Wbex file name includes SDC Verifier and supported Ansys Workbench versions range, please choose the corresponding file to be installed:

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Start Ansys Workbench and perform Extensions -> Install Extension…:

Install ansys wbex extension

Choose the downloaded SDC Verifier Extension file and press Open:

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The following message will appear:

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To Load extension, execute Extensions – ACT Start Page:

Load Ansys act extension SDC Verifier

Click Manage Extensions:

ansys workbench window. Manage extensions

Click on SDC-ANSYS Plugin and press Load as default:

ansys workbench extension manager window

After the extension is loaded, SDC Verifier will appear in the workbench toolbox:

SDC Veifier in Ansys Worbench Toolbox

Starting from version 2020.0.2 Plugin checks if it is installed for the corresponding version of Ansys. The following message will be displayed while loading the plugin if the wrong plugin was installed:

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Now, when you have installed SDC Verifier for Ansys you can continue exploring it with the Get Started tutorial.