Ansys Mechanical Getting Started (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

New to Ansys Mechanical? This is the place to start. After completing this course you’ll understand the complete end-to-end procedure for conducting basic linear static structural analyses and will be able to apply it to the solution of your own analysis problems. Just as importantly, you’ll learn several techniques to improve the efficiency of your solutions and the fidelity of your results. You’ll also have a firm foundation for studying many advanced analysis techniques in Ansys Mechanical.


  • A technical education and a background in the fundamentals of finite element analysis are recommended. An engineering degree is not required.

Target Audience: 

Mechanical Engineers, including Vibrations Engineers, Thermal Engineers, Impact Dynamics Engineers, and most other subdisciplines; Mechanical Design Engineers; Mechanical Designers.

Teaching Method: 

A major emphasis is placed on teaching by software demonstration and on the development of a solution to a design challenge from start to finish. Students will then have an opportunity to either repeat the instructor’s steps or work on an additional design challenge workshop. The goal is to give students the knowledge and experience they’ll need to confidently apply what they’ve learned to their own design challenges.

Self-paced Learning: 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription. Register for a subscription using the tab below or contact for more information.

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

  • Carry out the basic end-to-end static structural analysis process in Ansys Mechanical.
  • Describe several of the considerations that are important in the planning of a useful and appropriate analysis model.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of viewing control, entity selection, geometry import, material property definition and assignment, coordinate systems, mesh control, contact regions, simple loads, supports and results display.
  • Appreciate the importance of model validation and several common techniques that may be used to achieve it.

 Available Dates

Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
February 22, 2021
09:00 - 11:00   EST (GMT -5)
4 Sessions
Feb 22 -25
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER
March 9, 2021
10:00 - 17:00   KST (GMT +9)
2 Days
Mar 9-10
Live Seoul , South Korea Korean 700000   KRW REGISTER
April 1, 2021
10:00 - 17:00   KST (GMT +9)
2 Days
Apr 1-2
Live Seoul , South Korea Korean 700000   KRW  
April 5, 2021
11:00 - 13:00   EST (GMT -5)
4 Sessions
Apr 05-8
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with a Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.



This is a 2 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2 hour sessions lectures only.

  • Introductory Demonstration
  • Problem Statement
  • Introduction to the Design Challenge
  • Modeling Approach and Considerations
  • Geometry
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Connections
  • Mesh
  • Analysis Settings
  • Loads
  • Supports
  • Postprocessing
  • Validation
  • Parametric Update
  • Alternative/Advanced Modeling Approaches
  • Geometric Considerations for Improved Efficiency
  • Obtaining More Realistic Interfaces between Parts
  • Additional Mesh Methods to Improve Fidelity
  • Advanced Postprocessing for Additional Insight
  • Parameters and Associativity

Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 01: Introductory Demonstration
  • Workshop 01
  • Module 02: Problem Statement
  • Workshop 02
  • Module 03: Modeling Approach and Considerations
  • Workshop 03
  • Module 04: Geometry and Coordinate Systems
  • Workshop 04

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 05: Connection
  • Workshop 05
  • Module 06: Mesh
  • Workshop 06
  • Module 07: Analysis Settings, Loads, and Supports
  • Workshop 07
  • Module 08: Postprocessing and Validation
  • Workshop 08
  • Module 09: Parametric Update of Model
  • Workshop 09

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 10: Alternative/Advanced Modeling Approaches
  • Workshop 10
  • Module 11: Geometric Considerations to Improve Efficiency
  • Workshop 11
  • Module 12: Obtaining More Realistic Interfaces Among Bodies
  • Workshop 12
  • Module 13: Additional Mesh Methods for Improved Fidelity
  • Workshop 13

Virtual Classroom Session 4 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 14: More Analysis Settings, Loads, and Supports
  • Workshop 14
  • Module 15: Advanced Postprocessing for Additional Insight
  • Workshop 15
  • Module 16: Parameters and Leveraging Associativity
  • Workshop 16