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ERROR - Mechanical failed to open the database
Authored by Caleb Scharf August 23rd, 2023 17502 views 3 likes KB1114506
Mechanical is opened > Workbench is automatically launched first > it sits on the loading screen for several minutes > it finally opens with the timeout connection error seen in this article this article > you click ok > in the background (with no indication to you) it attempts to load mechanical for several minutes > you finally receive the error below and no tools appear in the toolbox.
Mechanical failed to open the database: The mechanical editor
does not have a valid license. Please refer to the following directory
for more information:
Software & Version
Mechanical / Workbench 2021 R2
*This example was taken from this version, but is not necessary limited to this version.
This error was caused by a connection issue with the license server not having the License Server specified properly.
- Verify your license server is specified correctly
- If that does not work, follow, HOW TO - Test & Fix License Manager Connectivity Issues, to resolve all remaining connectivity issues.