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Changing Scratch Directory

Changing Scratch Directory

Changing Scratch Directory

Hi Guys,

I am runing MSC.Nastran on my local disk C. But, there is not enough space for my .dball and .master files. I would like to redefine D (another local disk) as a new scratch directory. Please let me know if you have any idea?


RE: Changing Scratch Directory

Hi feajob.

In your installation directory, in a subdirectory called /conf, there should be a file called nast200x.rcf (x stands for your NASTRAN version). Test-edit it and add a line with your scratch directory complete path:


It should work.



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