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Introduction to Ansys Discovery Live (Self-Paced Learning ONLY)

Course Overview

Ansys Discovery Live is a first of its kind virtual prototyping environment providing interactive design exploration early in the development process. This all new technology is tightly coupled with direct geometry modeling offering a highly visual platform to interact in near real time with your simulation results after geometry updates. Discovery Live allows engineers to quickly switch between physics adding new studies all on the same model. The possible solutions that can be add in Discovery Live now are: thermal, fluid, structural and modal.



What if you could make a simple or complex change directly on a 3-D model, and instantly know the impact of that change? With Discovery Live fluids results instantly adjust as any geometry changes. Structural simulations re-compute to instantly show the changes in stress and deflection because of your iteration. Discovery Live lets you not only digitize your idea as you have them, but the interactive geometry gives you invaluable feedback in how your design will perform.



Discovery Live is not only equipped with powerful rendering capabilities, but they’re interactive. The unique render types, interactive range settings, and dynamic numerical feedback propel you to discover insights into your product’s performance. Changing the size of bounding box, or the characteristics of streamlines are just a few options to help you find trends in your designs.

The dynamic controls of Discovery Live let you see only what you want, and how you want it.



Interactive physics in Discovery Live means answers to your what if questions. It lets you change input parameters on the fly, or instantly switch between physics types and solutions. Discovery Live gives instant answers to questions like, what’s the effect on deflection if a part were made of Steel instead of Aluminum? Or what happens to the heat dissipation if the heat flux suddenly increased? With Discovery Live you can spend more time with questions and answers and less with setup and configuration.


The Speed of Discovery Live:

What does the speed of Discovery Live mean for you? It means finding design performance, and experimentation on the most complex models is free and instant. It means no problems with model integrity or things like meshing as you see immediate insight and trends into your designs. It means having an interactive simulation experience where you test your ideas in real time. Discovery Live provides the insight you need at the speed you demand.


Target Audience:

Engineers and Designers

Teaching Method:

This is a self-paced course with 3 modules of videos and one module of workshops followed with a quiz.

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.

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This is a self-paced training course only, covering self-paced videos and modules (5 hours).

Only available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription.

  • Module 01: Overview
  • Module 02: Fluid Simulation
  • Module 03: Structural Simulation
  • Module 04: Workshops