A workaround for bad syntax error when importing in Fluent from File > Import

If, when importing a mesh into FLUENT through File > Import in the GUI, an error message similar to the following appears:

Reading "| utility fe2ram -tANSYS -d3 C:Documents and Settingsmesh.cdb"...

Error: bad syntax.

There may be a very simple workaround.

In Fluent 6.1, attempting to import a mesh file through File > Import may cause problems if there are any spaces in the path to the mesh file, for instance

C:Documents and Settingsmesh.cdb.

The workaround is to take the mesh file and relocate it to a directory with no space in the path, for instance


As long as the mesh file is valid, FLUENT will now be able to import it successfully.

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