/MENU, Key
Activates the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Compatible Products: – | Pro | Premium | Enterprise | Ent PP | Ent Solver | DYNA


Activation key:



Activates the menu system (device dependent).



Enters non-GUI graphics mode.

Command Default

GUI is on if entering the ANSYS program through the launcher. GUI is off if entering using the ANSYS execution command.


Activates the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Caution:  if you include the /MENU,ON command in your start.ans, it should be the last command in the file. Any commands after /MENU,ON may be ignored. (It is not necessary to include the /SHOW and /MENU,ON commands in start.ans if you will be using the launcher to enter the ANSYS program.)

This command is valid in any processor.

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed from a menu.

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