MayaPy VirtualEnv

In addition to my Windows 8.1 system python interpreter, I would like to use virutal environments of my Autodesk Maya's python interpreter (mayapy)in PyCharm as the interpreter for my project. While I was able to link mayapy to my project successfully, I was unable to set up a virtual environment from within PyCharm.

I have installed pip and virtualenv for my system python and that all works as expected. I have installed setuptools for mayapy; i've also installed pip with mayapy, but the pip command results in failure. I installed virtaulenv with easy_install in lieu of pip.

The problem: PyCharm won't let me use mayapy as a virtual environment, although it will let me use the mayapy as an interpreter.

Any idea of why? Suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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