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Ansys SCADE Student - Free Software Download

Ansys SCADE Student offers free access to a model-based development environment for critical embedded software. This integrated design environment can be used for applications including requirements management, model-based design, simulation, verification, qualifiable/certified code generation and interoperability with other development tools. SCADE is often used for flight control and engine control systems, landing gear systems, automatic pilots, emergency braking systems, electronic power steering in cars and much more.

Terms of Use: Free student downloads are for educational use only and may only be used for self-learning, student instruction, student projects, and student demonstrations.

(Built-In license valid until 03/31/2025)

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 full version products (Teaching or Research) present on your computer. The Ansys SCADE installation will overwrite any existing installations. Please note that you can have multiple free student products installed at once.
  • Please visit our Ansys Learning Forum at for additional assistance.

Installation Steps:

  • Save all data and close all Windows applications before continuing.
  • 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.)
  • Ansys SCADE setup wizard pops-up. Check: “Install SCADE Student” and Click on "INSTALL."
  • Another InstallShield Wizard pops-up as “SCADE Student 2021 R1.” Click on “Next.”
  • Read and accept the terms of the license agreement.
  • Indicate a destination folder on your disk. Click on “Next.”
  • Installation will begin (wait ~ 20 min).
  • SCADE Student Software is installed. Click Finish.
  • A shortcut is created on the desktop.

Reboot your machine and then run the SCADE Student product from your Start menu or from desktop.

Supported Platforms and Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • 2 GB RAM
  • Processor 2GHz +
  • Memory 4 GB +
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Network: Network adapter and TCP/IP configured for license management

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 that 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

  • Restrictions on model size.
  • Progress metrics information are provided at Save.
  • No SCADE Architect, Display, Test and Lifecyle modules.
  • The Getting Started and the HTML5 documentation are embedded in the product.

Renewable, twelve-month lease.

Bundled Applications & Features:

  • SCADE Suite Modeler including the editor, rule checker and simulator.
  • SCADE Suite C Code Generator

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