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Visual Studio & usermat question...

Visual Studio & usermat question...

Visual Studio & usermat question...

Can I use Visual Studio 2017 with user defined routines or am I tied to VS2012?

RE: Visual Studio & usermat question...

I can better answer your question if you provided more information.
Generally, you always can use a Visual Studio 2017, professional, enterprise, or community version. I guess you were asking about building your own user-defined routines on/linking other dependent libraries. If your dependent libraries are built on VS2012, you need to use the same compiler.


RE: Visual Studio & usermat question...

I'm porting a User Material Routine from Abaqus to ANSYS. I have VS2017 already installed but then read on a few pages that VS2012 is recommended & was curious if this is crucial or I could get away with using VS2017.

RE: Visual Studio & usermat question...

VS2017 may work, depends on how big difference between VS2012 and VS2017, and also depends on the libraries from Ansys. Since the VS2012 is recommended, I could assume those dependent libraries from Ansys are built with VS2012, using the consistent compiler is always a better choice.


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