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Ansys Student - Free Software Download

Ansys Student offers free access to our Ansys Workbench-based bundle. This bundle includes Ansys Mechanical, Ansys CFD, Ansys Discovery, Ansys SPEOS, Ansys Autodyn, Ansys optiSLang, and Ansys SpaceClaim. Used by students across the globe, Ansys Student can be leveraged to enhance your skill set with some of our most-used products.

From 2023R1 on, Ansys Discovery is now included in Ansys Student. Ansys Discovery offers free access to our simulation-driven design tool that combines instant physics simulation, proven Ansys high-fidelity simulation and interactive geometry modelling in a single user experience. This is the perfect product for a student just getting started with simulation—it lets students learn about physics without the time investment required to learn how to use a complex simulation tool.

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 07/31/2025)

For the free online simulation course from Cornell University, Ansys Student 2023 R2 is recommended.

Check out Ansys LS-DYNA Student which works with this product

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 visit our Ansys Learning Forum for additional assistance.

Installation steps for the Ansys Student products:

  • 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.

Supported Platforms and Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit

Minimum Hardware Requirements for Ansys Student Product Inclusions Except Ansys Discovery:

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

Minimum Hardware Requirements for Ansys Discovery

  • CPU: Pentium® 4 2.0 GHZ or Athlon® 2000+ or faster, 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Ansys Discovery Student relies on the latest GPU technology to provide its 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 is 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 that you have the latest driver for your graphics card, available from NVIDIA Driver Downloads. The Discovery Compatibility Utility can be used to determine if your current graphics hardware is capable of supporting Ansys Discovery. Performance of Discovery 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 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

  • No Geometry Export

Limits for Ansys Student and Discovery (Refine Mode)

  • Structural Physics: 128K nodes/elements
  • Fluid physics: 1 Million cells/nodes

Limits for Ansys SPEOS

  • Geometry: can support up to 50 bodies and 300 faces
  • Number of Triangles: 32K
  • No Live Preview, No GPU compute

Limits for Ansys Motion

  • 100K Nodes – Number of nodes for each flexible body
  • 25K Contacts – Number of triangular patches
  • 50 Rigid/Flex Bodies

Ansys HPC (High-Performance Computing):
Support up to four CPU cores of HPC solutions and 40 SMs of GPU computing on Fluent

Renewable, twelve-month lease.

Bundled Applications & Features:

  • Ansys Workbench
  • Ansys Multiphysics
  • Ansys Mechanical
  • Ansys Discovery
  • Ansys SPEOS
  • Ansys Autodyn
  • Ansys Forte
  • Ansys Chemkin-Pro
  • Ansys CFD (Ansys CFX and Ansys Fluent)
  • Ansys Meshing and Extended Meshing
  • Ansys DesignModeler
  • Ansys optiSLang
  • Ansys DesignExplorer
  • Ansys SpaceClaim
  • Ansys Mechanical APDL
  • Ansys Motion
  • Ansys Polyflow
  • Ansys CFD-Post
  • Ansys EnSight
  • Ansys TurboGrid
  • Ansys EnVision 
  • Ansys ACP Pre & Post
  • Aqwa
  • Ansys System Coupling

Workbench Analysis Systems/Physics:

  • Couple Field Hormonic, Modal, Static & Transient
  • Eigenvalue Buckling
  • IC Engine
  • Structural Optimization (Topology)
  • Turbomachinery Fluid Flow
  • 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)

(Built-in license valid until 01/31/2025)

(Built-in license valid until 01/31/2025)

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Ansys Electronics Desktop Student

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Getting Started with Ansys Student

Get started with Ansys’ free student products. Designed to help users of our Ansys Student product understand basic functionality and usage across products, this set of videos includes tutorials to support your learning across structural and fluid capabilities.


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