- Commercial production design, design validation or design assessment work
- Commercial manufacturing engineering work
- Commercial research
- Consulting work performed by academic students, faculty or academic account staff
- Training of commercial company employees
The specific language that we use on our academic product license form is available from your Ansys sales contact. A summary of the terms use, excerpted from our license form (section 5) is provided below.
The analysis work performed with the program(s) must be nonproprietary work. Licensee and its contract users must be or be affiliated with an academic facility. Licensee may additionally permit individuals who are students at such academic facility to access and use the program(s). Such students will be considered contract users of licensee. The program(s) may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial activity, including consulting.
Notwithstanding any terms of the agreement to the contrary, academic program(s) may be accessed and used by licensee at the designated site or any other location within a 50 mile radius of the designated site, provided that such location is within the same country as the designated site. Such limitations apply to any access and/or use of the academic program(s), including, but not limited to, access via a VPN connection or through license borrowing.
These products may be used only for student instruction, student projects and student demonstrations.
These products may be used only for degree and/or nondegree-related research, student instruction, student projects and student demonstrations.
These products may be used only for industry-related research, degree and/or nondegree-related research, student instruction, student projects and student demonstrations.