June 9, 2017
Who was it that said “Nothing in life is free?” Whomever it was, they were wrong. There are a ton of amazing things in life that are free — including our Ansys Student Version products! Speaking from experience, there has never been a time I have appreciated something free more than when I was a student working my way through college.
In late 2015, we launched our Ansys Student free download, and since then have released several updated versions. Just recently we made some exciting changes with our new Student Product page boasting two new Ansys Student Products for Windows x64: Ansys AIM Student 18 and Ansys Student 18. Both are now renewable, 12-month product licenses with a shorter and simpler download process. Best of all, we’ve eliminated the need for you to fuss with a separate download key!
Student and ANSYS Support Engineer using ANSYS software at the Sibley School of Engineering, Cornell University
Ansys AIM Student is our next-generation academic simulation experience. Ansys AIM Student makes simulation easy and enables you to efficiently design, simulate and optimize your ideas in a single, modern, easy-to-use environment. Even better, our software has easy multiphysics setup, so you can connect and solve different physics (fluids, structural, thermal and electromagnetics) all in the same platform. Ansys AIM Student lets you push the envelope by leveraging cutting-edge simulation software.
Tens of thousands of students have downloaded and used Ansys Student to learn the fundamentals of simulation while gaining exposure to our state-of-the-art Ansys Workbench simulation workflow, pre-processing, post-processing and solver products. The Ansys Workbench bundle includes Ansys Mechanical, Ansys CFD, Ansys Autodyn, Ansys SpaceClaim, and Ansys DesignXplorer.
Both of our student products include Ansys SpaceClaim, which is an intuitive geometry generation tool that helps you to build, analyze and repair geometry quickly and easily. The best thing about our Student products is that they have all the features and power of our commercial products; the only difference is in the size of the problem that can be solved. Thousands of professors and educators are using Ansys Academic products in the classroom, so take this opportunity to download our free Student software to help you with homework and projects outside the classroom.
With thousands of engineers graduating from universities every year you have to ask yourself, “What am I doing to make myself stand out, to make myself employable?” Because Ansys is the leading provider of engineering simulation globally, having experience using Ansys software could increase your value on the job market and help you land that top position. We have received a lot of feedback over the past year and have made some significant upgrades so that our free downloads continue to evolve to meet your needs.
Structural analysis of chassis performed by student using ANSYS Student software
Perhaps you are still in high school and taking part in a STEM program, or just embarking on your freshman year at college and haven’t had the opportunity to complete a course on engineering simulation. Don’t let this stop you from downloading our free Student products! You will find numerous videos that will help you get started using our software on the Support Resources section of the Ansys Academic pages, as well as answers to many common questions. Additionally, you can take a free online course offered by Cornell University that will teach you how to use our software at your own pace, so you can be ahead of the game when simulation starts showing up in the classroom.
External aerodynamics simulation performed using AIM Student, watch the tutorial now
In case you haven’t caught on, the theme of this blog post is FREE, so take some time to download Ansys AIM Student or Ansys Student — or really live on the edge and download both! Be sure to follow the installation instructions on the page. Take your experience, resume, and future career into your own hands and learn a skill that differentiates you from your peers (and get some homework done too)!