Academic Free Student Products

ANSYS Free Student Software Downloads

ANSYS provides free student software products perfect for work done outside the classroom, such as homework, capstone projects, student competitions and more. Our renewable products can be downloaded by students across the globe. ANSYS Student products can be installed on any supported MS Windows 64-bit machine. Learn more about Discovery Live Student, ANSYS AIM Student and ANSYS Student so you can download them today.

  • Discovery Live Student

    ANSYS Discovery Live Student Software
  • ANSYS AIM Student

    ANSYS AIM Student Software
  • ANSYS Student

    ANSYS Student Software
Download ANSYS Discovery Live Student (Tech Preview)

Based on our brand new instantaneous simulation technology, ANSYS Discovery Live Student has integrated geometry modeling based on ANSYS SpaceClaim technology and a completely meshless and instantaneous thermal, structural, and fluids solvers. ANSYS Discovery Live Student lets you learn about physics without the headache of learning how to use a complex simulation tool. Be an early adopter and reap the benefits of the simulation tool of the future.

ANSYS Student Software Download

Terms of Use

By selecting “AGREE & DOWNLOAD” below, you agree that: (1) The software license you are downloading is an Educational License and will be used solely by you for personal educational purposes; (2) The analysis work performed with the program(s) must be non-proprietary work; (3) The program(s) may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial activity, including consulting; (4) The license does not include any Technical Enhancements or Technical Support beyond the self-guided support material provided on the Support Resources webpage; (5) U.S. export laws apply to this software and you are responsible for complying with those laws; (6) The Click Wrap Software License Agreement that will appear during installation of the software will govern this and any subsequent licenses downloaded through this student web page.

Select "Agree & Download" to continue:

ANSYS Discovery Live Student 19.1 (Tech Preview) download for Windows x64 (1.1 GByte)
(Built-in license valid until 3/31/19)
 

Installation Steps

To perform the ANSYS Discovery Live installation, follow the steps below.

  1. Save all data and close all Windows applications before continuing.

  2. After downloading the installation zip file, uncompress the file to a new temporary directory.

  3. In the temporary directory, locate of the setup.exe file. Right-click the setup.exe file and select Run as administrator.

    The license agreement appears.

  4. Read the agreement, and if you agree to the terms and conditions, select I Agree. Click the Next arrow, located on the right side of the screen.

  5. The directory where you want to install the ANSYS, Inc. products is shown in the Install Directory field.

    You can install the products into any directory you want, but you must have write permissions to the directory you choose. The default is C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\Discovery.

    Click the Next arrow to continue.

  6. The installation progress screen displays a status bar towards the bottom of the installation window. You will not be able to interrupt the installation process. Please be patient while the installation completes.

    The installation program will first check your system to determine if you have the additional requirements (described above). If the prerequisites are not already on your system, the prerequisites will be installed automatically.

  7. Once the installation is complete, click Exit. By default, the Launch ANSYS Discovery Live after exiting checkbox is enabled. ANSYS Discovery Live will open when you close the installation program by clicking Exit. If you do not want ANSYS Discovery Live to open, disable the Launch ANSYS Discovery Live after exiting checkbox.

  8. To access ANSYS Discovery Live at a later time, click Start>ANSYS Discovery >ANSYS Discovery Live or click the ANSYS Discovery Live desktop shortcut created during the installation.
System and Browser Requirements

Supported Platforms and Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit (Professional and Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows 8, 64-bit (Professional and Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit (Professional, Enterprise and Education), supported builds: LTSB and CBB (CB not supported)

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: Pentium® 4 2.0 GHZ or Athlon® 2000+ or faster, 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 4 GB hard drive space
  • ANSYS Discovery Live Student relies on the latest GPU technology to provide it's computation and visual experience. To run the software, you will require:
    • Graphics Card: A dedicated NVIDIA GPU card (Quadro recommended) based on the Kepler, Maxwell or Pascal architecture. Maxwell 2000 or better strongly recommended. Most dedicated NVIDIA GPU cards produced in 2013 or later will be based on one of these architectures.
    • At least 4GB of video RAM (8GB preferred) on the GPU. Please ensure you have the latest driver for your graphics card, available from NVIDIA Driver Downloads. The Discovery Live Compatibility Utility can be used to determine if your current graphics hardware is capable of supporting ANSYS Discovery Live. Performance of Discovery Live is less dependent on machine CPU and RAM. A recent generation 64-bit CPU running Windows, and at least 4GB of RAM will be sufficient. If you do not have a graphics card that meets these specifications, the software will not run.

Download Size

  • ANSYS Discovery Live: For Windows x64 (1.1 GByte)

Download Times and Supported Browsers:

These are large files. Your internet connection speed and connection overhead will determine how long the download will take. Here’s a rough guide:

Download Speed (Mbps) Average Download Time for ANSYS Student Product Supported Internet Browsers
10 Mbps (10Base-T) 55 mins
  • If you are using Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer (7 or higher), you will be given the option to download using a Download Manager which will appear as either a pop-up window or a new tab in your browser.
  • If you are using Google Chrome, the file will download directly with no option to use a Download Manager.
  • Note that Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (or earlier) and other browsers are not supported.
25.6 Mbps (ATM25) 25 mins
51 Mbps (OC1) 15 mins
What’s Included

Bundled Applications:

  • ANSYS Discovery Live

Physics and Features:

  • ANSYS SpaceClaim-based geometry modeling
  • Instantaneous structural, thermal, and fluid simulation

Geometry import:

  • ACIS, AMF, Autodesk Inventor, CATIA V4, CATIA V5, CGR, Creo, DWG, DXF, ECAD, IDF, IGES, NX, OBJ, Parasolid, Rhino, SketchUp, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, STEP, STL, VDA-FS, VRML, XAML

Product Restrictions:

  • No geometry export
  • Can only save in SpaceClaim (*.scdoc) format
  • Academic terms of use
Download ANSYS AIM Student 19.1

Our next-generation academic simulation experience, ANSYS AIM Student has integrated geometry modeling based on ANSYS SpaceClaim technology and structural, fluids and electromagnetics solvers. ANSYS AIM Student is great if you are new to simulation and need an intuitive, cutting-edge simulation tool. Many professors are switching to ANSYS AIM, so join the revolution in engineering education.

ANSYS AIM Student Software Download

Terms of Use

By selecting “AGREE & DOWNLOAD” below, you agree that: (1) The software license you are downloading is an Educational License and will be used solely by you for personal educational purposes; (2) The analysis work performed with the program(s) must be non-proprietary work; (3) The program(s) may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial activity, including consulting; (4) The license does not include any Technical Enhancements or Technical Support beyond the self-guided support material provided on the Support Resources webpage; (5) U.S. export laws apply to this software and you are responsible for complying with those laws; (6) The Click Wrap Software License Agreement that will appear during installation of the software will govern this and any subsequent licenses downloaded through this student web page.

Select "Agree & Download" to continue:

ANSYS AIM Student 19.1 download for Windows x64 (4.3 GByte)
(Built-in license valid until 4/30/19)
 

Installation Steps

Before Installing:

  • Ensure that your computer meets the technical requirements necessary to run the software. Please see the platform support document for details.
  • Ensure that you have administrator privileges for the computer on which you are installing this product.
  • Uninstall any existing ANSYS products present on your computer. The ANSYS Student installation will overwrite any existing installations.
  • Please review our FAQs.

Installation steps for the ANSYS Student products from Release 18.0 onward:

  • Extract (unzip) the downloaded installation files.
  • Right-click on setup.exe and select Run as Administrator. (This will run setup.exe from the extracted files.)
  • Read and accept the clickwrap to continue.
  • Click the right arrow button to accept the default values throughout the installation.
  • Click the exit button to close the installer.
  • The ANSYS AIM Student software is now installed. Congratulations!

Reboot your machine and then run the ANSYS Student product from your Start menu by selecting Workbench 18.0.

System and Browser Requirements

Supported Platforms and Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit; Microsoft Windows 8, 64-bit; Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Processor(s): Workstation class
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 25 GB hard drive space
  • OpenGL-capable

Download Size:

  • ANSYS AIM 19.0: For Windows x64 (4.3 GB) – Built-in license valid until 1/31/19
  • ANSYS AIM 18.2: For Windows x64 (4.2 GB) – Built-in license valid until 8/31/18

Download Times and Supported Browsers:

These are large files. Your internet connection speed and connection overhead will determine how long the download will take. Here’s a rough guide:

Download Speed (Mbps) Average Download Time for ANSYS Student Product Supported Internet Browsers
10 Mbps (10Base-T) 55 mins
  • If you are using Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer (7 or higher), you will be given the option to download using a Download Manager which will appear as either a pop-up window or a new tab in your browser.
  • If you are using Google Chrome, the file will download directly with no option to use a Download Manager.
  • Note that Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (or earlier) and other browsers are not supported.
25.6 Mbps (ATM25) 25 mins
51 Mbps (OC1) 15 mins

ANSYS HPC (High-Performance Computing):

Support for up to 2 cores for HPC solutions.

Problem Size Limits

Structural Physics: 100K nodes/elements
Fluid physics: 1 million cells
Electromagnetics: 50,000 elements

License Duration

Renewable, 12-month lease.

What’s Included

Bundled Applications & Features:

  • ANSYS Workbench
  • ANSYS SpaceClaim
  • ANSYS DesignModeler
  • ANSYS DesignXplorer
  • Mesh Generation Tool

Workbench Analysis Systems/Physics:

  • Strength Analysis
  • Vibrations
  • Geometry Modeling and Meshing
  • Durability
  • Thermal
  • Fluids
  • Low-Frequency Electromagnetics
  • Multiphysics
  • Automation and Customization
  • Design Exploration

Geometry Import:

  • Neutral format import IGES, STEP
Prior Releases

ANSYS AIM Student Software Download

Terms of Use

By selecting “AGREE & DOWNLOAD” below, you agree that: (1) The software license you are downloading is an Educational License and will be used solely by you for personal educational purposes; (2) The analysis work performed with the program(s) must be non-proprietary work; (3) The program(s) may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial activity, including consulting; (4) The license does not include any Technical Enhancements or Technical Support beyond the self-guided support material provided on the Support Resources webpage; (5) U.S. export laws apply to this software and you are responsible for complying with those laws; (6) The Click Wrap Software License Agreement that will appear during installation of the software will govern this and any subsequent licenses downloaded through this student web page.

Select "Agree & Download" to continue:

ANSYS AIM Student 19.0 download for Windows x64 (4.3 GByte)
(Built-in license valid until 1/31/19)
 

Download ANSYS Student 19.1

ANSYS Student is our ANSYS Workbench-based bundle of ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS CFD, ANSYS Autodyn, ANSYS SpaceClaim and ANSYS DesignXplorer. ANSYS Student is used by hundreds of thousands of students globally. It is a great choice if your professor is already using it for your course or if you are already familiar with the ANSYS Workbench platform.

ANSYS Student Software Download

Terms of Use

By selecting “AGREE & DOWNLOAD” below, you agree that: (1) The software license you are downloading is an Educational License and will be used solely by you for personal educational purposes; (2) The analysis work performed with the program(s) must be non-proprietary work; (3) The program(s) may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial activity, including consulting; (4) The license does not include any Technical Enhancements or Technical Support beyond the self-guided support material provided on the Support Resources webpage; (5) U.S. export laws apply to this software and you are responsible for complying with those laws; (6) The Click Wrap Software License Agreement that will appear during installation of the software will govern this and any subsequent licenses downloaded through this student web page.

Select "Agree & Download" to continue:

ANSYS Student 19.1 download for Windows x64 (3.7 GByte)
(Built-in license valid until 4/30/19)
 

Installation Steps

Before Installing:

  • Ensure that your computer meets the technical requirements necessary to run the software. Please see the platform support document for details.
  • Ensure that you have administrator privileges for the computer on which you are installing this product.
  • Uninstall any existing ANSYS products present on your computer. The ANSYS Student installation will overwrite any existing installations.
  • Please review our FAQs.

Installation steps for the ANSYS Student products from Release 18.0 onward:

  • Extract (unzip) the downloaded installation files.
  • Right-click on setup.exe and select Run as Administrator. (This will run setup.exe from the extracted files.)
  • Read and accept the clickwrap to continue.
  • Click the right arrow button to accept the default values throughout the installation.
  • Click the exit button to close the installer.
  • The ANSYS Student software is now installed. Congratulations!

Reboot your machine and then run the ANSYS Student product from your Start menu by selecting Workbench 18.0.

System and Browser Requirements

Supported Platforms and Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit; Microsoft Windows 8, 64-bit; Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Processor(s): Workstation class
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 25 GB hard drive space
  • Computer must have a physical C:/” drive present
  • Graphics card and driver: Professional workstation class 3-D
  • OpenGL-capable

Download Size:

  • ANSYS Student 19.0: For Windows x64 (3.7 GB) – Built-in license valid until 1/31/19
  • ANSYS Student 18.2: For Windows x64 (3.56 GB) – Built-in license valid until 8/31/18

Download Times and Supported Browsers:

These are large files. Your internet connection speed and connection overhead will determine how long the download will take. Here’s a rough guide:

Download Speed (Mbps) Average Download Time for ANSYS Student Product Supported Internet Browsers
10 Mbps (10Base-T) 55 mins
  • If you are using Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer (7 or higher), you will be given the option to download using a Download Manager which will appear as either a pop-up window or a new tab in your browser.
  • If you are using Google Chrome, the file will download directly with no option to use a Download Manager.
  • Note that Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (or earlier) and other browsers are not supported.
25.6 Mbps (ATM25) 25 mins
51 Mbps (OC1) 15 mins

ANSYS HPC (High-Performance Computing):

Support for up to 2 cores for HPC solutions.

Problem Size Limits

Structural Physics: 32K nodes/elements
Fluid physics: 512K cells/nodes
Electromagnetics: N/A

License Duration

Renewable, twelve-month lease.

What’s Included

Bundled Applications & Features:

  • ANSYS Workbench
  • ANSYS Multiphysics
  • ANSYS Mechanical
  • ANSYS Autodyn
  • ANSYS CFD (ANSYS CFX and ANSYS Fluent)
  • ANSYS Meshing and Extended Meshing
  • ANSYS DesignModeler
  • ANSYS DesignExplorer

Workbench Analysis Systems/Physics:

  • Design Assessment
  • Electric
  • Explicit Dynamics
  • Fluid Flow (CFX)
  • Fluid Flow (Fluent)
  • Harmonic Response
  • Linear Buckling
  • Magnetostatic
  • Modal
  • Random Vibration
  • Response Spectrum
  • Rigid Dynamics
  • Shape Optimization
  • Static Structural
  • Steady-State Thermal
  • Thermal-Electric
  • Transient Structural

Geometry Import:

  • Neutral format import IGES, STEP
  • Parasolid (native within ANSYS DesignModeler)
Prior Releases

For the free online simulation course from Cornell university, ANSYS Student release 18.2 is recommended.

ANSYS Student Software Download

Terms of Use

By selecting “AGREE & DOWNLOAD” below, you agree that: (1) The software license you are downloading is an Educational License and will be used solely by you for personal educational purposes; (2) The analysis work performed with the program(s) must be non-proprietary work; (3) The program(s) may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial activity, including consulting; (4) The license does not include any Technical Enhancements or Technical Support beyond the self-guided support material provided on the Support Resources webpage; (5) U.S. export laws apply to this software and you are responsible for complying with those laws; (6) The Click Wrap Software License Agreement that will appear during installation of the software will govern this and any subsequent licenses downloaded through this student web page.

Select "Agree & Download" to continue:

ANSYS Student 18.2 download for Windows x64 (3.4 GByte)
(Built-in license valid until 8/31/18)
ANSYS Student 19.0 download for Windows x64 (3.7 GByte)
(Built-in license valid until 1/31/19)