I am trying to use the INISTATE command to write out a stress state, and then read in that stress state. When doing so, I get an error message, and ANSYS hangs... what am I doing wrong?
Your input shows you are using the SOLID45 element type. The INISTATE command was developed only for use with the new element technology in ANSYS. The v11.0 documentation did not make reference to this so it was easy to assume it would work. The documentation for future releases will contain the following:
4.2. Initial State Element Support
The initial state capability is based on the INISTATE command and supports current element technology exclusively. The INISTATE command does not support legacy elements. (Therefore, the list of supported elements differs from that of the legacy ISTRESS command method.)
The INISTATE command supports the following elements: