ansys-motorcad-core package requires either a local or
remote instance of Motor-CAD to communicate with it. This section covers
launching and interfacing with Motor-CAD from a local instance by
launching it from Python.
The Motor-CAD installer can be downloaded from the Ansys Customer Portal. A valid Motor-CAD licence is required to run the software. Once the Windows setup file is downloaded, run this as administrator. It may take up to around 5 minutes to prepare the installation wizard. Then follow the steps to proceed with installing Motor-CAD: read and accept the license agreement etc. The installation may take several minutes to complete.
Launch Motor-CAD locally#
You can use the
MotorCAD method to have Python start a new instance of Motor-CAD and
automatically connect to it:
>>> import ansys.motorcad.core as pymotorcad >>> mcApp = pymotorcad.MotorCAD()
This is the easiest and fastest way to get PyMotorCAD up and running. But you need to have an Ansys license server installed locally.