Referencing and Copyright
When writing a technical paper, white paper, article, thesis, presentation, book or web page, you may need to reference ANSYS or its products. In all cases, authors should work to ensure that the reference is specific and clear and that any interested reader will be able to easily find the referenced information. There are specific legal requirements that writers must adhere to as well.
The guidelines below can help authors get started. Refer to the linked documents for more detailed information.
Because the ANSYS portfolio contains a wide range of products, simply stating that you used “ANSYS” software does not help readers to accurately identify the product(s) and capabilities needed to better understand your work.
Product references should be accompanied by the release version. Refer to your product license form for the correct product name.
Example product reference: ANSYS® Academic Research, Release 16.2
Please include the product name in the paper/presentation abstract and add the product documentation as a reference whenever possible.
Documentation references should be accompanied by the relevant product name, release version, document book, chapter and page. Note that manuals, online help and other documentation accompanying the software are protected by copyright law and subject to nondisclosure provisions in your software license agreement. If you paraphrase or summarize documentation text in your own words, then you must cite the source of this information.
Example documentation citation: ANSYS® Academic Research, Release 16.2, Help System, Coupled Field Analysis Guide, ANSYS, Inc.
General documentation citation: ANSYS® [product name], release number, help system, [book and chapter reference name/numbers], ANSYS, Inc. Private communications (such as technical support responses) from ANSYS should not be cited. Quotes must be approved by ANSYS, which will indicate what attribution should accompany the quote.
Academic users* of ANSYS software may make fair use of screenshots from our products in their published work, this includes but is not limited to capstone project reports, conference posters, thesis, research papers, textbooks, educational guides, video demonstrations, webpages, social media channel postings. You must include the following acknowledgement on all materials containing ANSYS product screenshots: "Images used courtesy of ANSYS, Inc."
We also encourage our academic student teams to print, etch, or otherwise imprint the ANSYS logo on their work, device, machine, robot, vehicle or similar as long as our logo is used without modification and appears as a positive endorsement of ANSYS and ANSYS software.
ANSYS trademarks its product names. Authors and any other third parties who refer to an ANSYS product must use the register mark or trademark with the first usage. It is not necessary to use it in subsequent references.
Please review the ANSYS Trademark Usage Guidelines. These guidelines explain how to correctly reference our company and products, they also explain the proper use of our valuable trademarks and service marks (collectively, “trademarks”). Given the nature of our business, intellectual property (trademarks, etc.) is our most important asset and we aggressively protect it. These Trademark Usage Guidelines apply to ANSYS staff as well as to third parties including, without limitation, our customers, writers and publishers.
The ANSYS Trademarks List posts ANSYS and its subsidiaries’ registered and unregistered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries. For guidance on how to properly use ANSYS trademarks, see the ANSYS Trademark Usage Guidelines.
Referential Use Only
Third parties may use ANSYS trademarks (word marks only, not logos) solely to reference ANSYS products and technologies. Referential use is prohibited if such use would defame or disparage ANSYS, its products or services, or any other person or entity.
If you suspect that the ANSYS trademarks or trade dress are being infringed, contact the ANSYS Legal Department. Include the word “Infringement” in the subject line.