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Introduction to Ansys DesignModeler CFD (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

The Ansys DesignModeler training course will teach users how to create and modify their geometry in preparation for their analysis in Ansys Workbench, this course is intended for both FEA and CFD users.


  • A technical education and background is recommended but an engineering degree is not required.

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.

Learning Outcome

Following completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate within the graphical user interface
  • Create, modify and/or cleanup their geometry in preparation for their analyses
  • Generate 2-D sketches and convert them into 2-D or 3-D models
  • Modify 2-D and 3-D geometry
  • Import existing CAD geometry into Ansys DesignModeler
  • Create line bodies and their cross sections in preparation for FE beam analysis
  • Create surface bodies in preparation for FE shell analysis
  • Model assemblies
  • Utilize parameters

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

Learning Options

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

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.


This is a 1 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 2 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 01: Core Skills
  • Workshop 1.1: DesignModeler  Basics
  • Workshop 1.2-FEA: Pattern
  • Workshop 1.2-CFD: Enclosure
  • Module 02: Geometry Creation and Modeling
  • Workshop 2.1: Sketching
  • Workshop 2.2: Modeling
  • Module 03: Geometry Cleanup, Modification
  • Workshop 3.1-CFD: Geometry Cleanup
  • Workshop 3.1-FEA: Geometry Cleanup
  • Module 04: Parameterization
  • Workshop 4.1-CFD: Parametric Mixing Tank
  • Workshop 4.1-FEA: Automotive AERO
  • Introduction to Advanced Topics
  • Module 05: Beam and Shell Modeling  (Primarily for FEA Users)
  • Workshop 5.1: Beam and Shell Modeling
  • Workshop 5.2: Bracket
  • Workshop 5.3: Beam Modeling
  • Workshop 5.4: Shell Modeling
  • Module 06: Modeling for CFD  (Primarily for CFD Users)
  • Workshop 6.2: Pulley