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Available to: Students Faculty Researchers and Staff

 Platform: Windows Linux

ANSYS develops and markets multiphysics engineering simulation software for product design, testing and operation.

Ansys offers a comprehensive software suite that spans the entire range of physics, providing access to virtually any field of engineering simulation that a design ...

ANSYS Mechanical, Electronics, Fluids, Discovery Live, Zemax OpticStudio access is available to UCSD students, researchers and faculty.

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Please submit a Software form request for UCSD licensed ANSYS products.

ANSYS for Students: ANSYS provides free student software access that comes with a license file.

You can't install ANSYS student version with ANSYS licensed products on the same computer.

Limits for Ansys Student and Discovery (Refine Mode)

Structural Physics: 128K nodes/elements
Fluid physics: 1 Million cells/nodes

Limits for Ansys SPEOS

  • Geometry: can support up to 50 bodies and 300 faces
  • Number of Triangles: 32K

Limits for Ansys Motion

  • 100K Nodes – Number of nodes for each flexible body
  • 25K Contacts – Number of triangular patches
  • 50 Rigid/Flex Bodies

Ansys HPC (High-Performance Computing):
Support up to four CPU cores of HPC solutions and 40 SMs of GPU computing on Fluent

ANSYS Learning Forum

The Ansys Learning Forum is the go-to place for students, educators, researchers and industry engineers to engage with peers and Ansys experts. Search by topic of interest, join a conversation in progress or post a question or response.

For all Software Licensing questions please go to ITS Service Desk.