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Ansys For Research


Note: the Ansys Teaching Edition is available in several classrooms and computer labs free of charge.

Engineering Technical Services currently offers Ansys Academic Research engineering simulation software (i.e. Ansys Research Edition) on a Pay-as-you-Go basis. ASU faculty and students that wish to use the Ansys Research Edition license will first need to register at to gain access to the license server. The Ansys billing rate is created around an average determined from the previous year usage. Billing will be performed on an quarterly basis starting in January 2020. The cost to users will be based upon overall shared usage from all users during the previous year. To help determine what your cost may be, for 2019 Ansys was determined to have an average cost of $.97 per checkout. You should use this number for the anticipated cost for 2020.

An Ansys license checkout is defined as an entry in the license server log file for one simulation run. Ansys has many different features that use differing amounts of license checkouts. Running an Ansys CFD, HPC or DYNA simulation may use one license checkout. Other Ansys products like Maxwell or HFSS that are more interactive may produce a larger amount of license checkouts. For questions on license checkouts for your Ansys usage please contact ETS.