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ANSYS

The ANSYS Student license:

ANSYS Student is an introductory software package for engineering students who are interested in learning 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 renewable six-month product license is free and can be downloaded and used by students anywhere in the world. It provides access to versions of ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS CFD, ANSYS Autodyn, ANSYS Workbench, ANSYS DesignModeler and ANSYS DesignXplorer that are limited only in the size of the problems that can be solved. The product can be installed on any supported MS Windows 64-bit machine.

The ANSYS Student license is for personal educational purposes. The analysis work performed with ANSYS Student must be non-proprietary, and the product may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial work.

ANSYS Student software is free for download from ANSYS at https://www.ansys.com/academic/free-student-products.

The ANSYS Full Version license:

Engineering has acquired the ANSYS Full Version license for students, tenure track faculty and non-research staff in the School.

ANSYS Full Version can be downloaded at https://download.seas.ucla.edu/ANSYS:

  • You must have a valid SEASnet account to download the software.
  • You must be in the Engineering networks and have a static IP address to run the software.

For those who have previously downloaded ANSYS, to upgrade to the newer version you must:

  • Un-install the License Manager from your computer
  • The newer version will NOT work unless the License Manager is removed